Robert W Dunaway

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Dunaway Business Law
11610 N 17TH PL, Phoenix, Arizona, 85020-1320


Date Activity Detail
04/22/2008 Reinstatement Granted Case: 07-6013
10/05/2006 Suspension - long term Case: 06-0935, Charges: 1

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Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: No  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1981

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: May 17, 1997

Other Language(s): None


Rob Dunaway is one of the most experienced business attorneys in Arizona and has helped thousands of companies of all sizes to succeed.  From his start in Silicon Valley, counseling technology companies like Sun Microsystems and Tandem Computers, to his years in Arizona guiding hundreds of young ventures – including over 50 merger & acquisition transactions and over 400 private/VC investor fundings --  Rob is able to offer a cost-effective, entrepreneurial legal experience to his clients.?

Rob’s Phoenix business law practice specializes in helping startup to mid-size companies of all types build a solid foundation and grow into a thriving business.  Whether that company is a sole proprietor working out of his garage, or a large team in need of venture capital financing, Rob brings a creative, deal-making mindset to legal issues at a cost far less than that charged by large firms.?

“As a former CEO myself, and a member of the board of directors for many companies, I understand the challenges facing new and growing businesses, especially their need to keep a sharp eye on their bottom line,” Rob said.  “My experience allows me to steer my clients around the many pitfalls that can derail a promising young company, and show them the most direct route to achieving their business goals.”?

Rob has founded or co-founded several businesses and non-profits and currently sits on the Board of Directors of several companies. He was also named one of Phoenix’s Top 12 Business Advisors in the 2001 poll conducted by the Phoenix New Times.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Limited Liability Company Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Business Formation, Business Enterprises, Business Dissolutions, Business Organization, Buy-Sell Agreements, Closely Held Business Law, Emerging Business Law, International Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Emerging Growth Companies, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Valuation, Business Start-Ups, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Private Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Minority Business Law, Small Business Law, Professional Practices
Corporate Law Closely Held Corporations, Corporate Partnerships, Family Corporations, Incorporation, Corporate Dissolutions, Corporate Finance, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Contracts, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Organization, Corporate Formation, S Corporations, Small Business Corporations, Partnership Syndication, Partnership Organization, Professional Corporations, International Corporate Law, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Nonprofit Corporations, Offshore Corporations, Partnership Formation, Partnership Dissolution
Contracts International Commercial Contracts, Government Procurement, International Government Contracts, International Contracts, Local Government Contracts, Public Bidding, Public Works Contracts, Public Contract Law, Contract Litigation, Contract Fraud, Commercial Contracts, Contract Drafting, Bid Protests, Government Contract Fraud, Government Contract Cost Accounting, Government Contract Arbitration, Government Construction Contracts, Defense Contracts, Defense Contract Fraud, Foreign Military Sales, Federal Contracts
E-Commerce & Technology Information Technology Contracts, Information Technology Licensing, Software Licensing, International Computer Law, Software Copyright, Software Protection, Software Publishing Technology, Computer Crime, Computer Contracts, Information Technology, Computer Technology, Data Protection, Computer Software Law, Computer Security, Computer Law, Computer Fraud
Internet Law Internet Licensing, Internet Litigation, Web Site Development, Content Licensing, Cybersquatting, Electronic Security, Internet Crimes, E-Commerce Taxation, Internet Insurance, Internet Liability, Domain Names, E-Commerce, Domain Name Infringement, Digital Signatures
Intellectual Property Copyright Licensing, Copyright Infringement, Brand management, Artistic Property, Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright Protection, Copyright Registration, Electrical Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Licensing, Trade Names, Trade Dress, Proprietary Rights, Protection of Personality, Service Marks, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Licensing, Trademark Protection, Trademark Registration, Patent Licensing, New Media Law, Merchandising, Internet Intellectual Property, Internet Copyright Law, International Intellectual Property, International Licensing, Literary Property, Internet Trademarks
Investment Law Investment Regulation, Investment Partnerships, investment Management, Investment in Latin America, Investment in Eastern Europe, Investment Fraud, Investment Company law, Investment Banking Law, International Venture Capital, International Investment, International Capital Markets, Institutional Investment Law, Foreign Investment, Hedge Funds, Foreign Investment in the United States, Financial Services Regulation, Financial Services Law, Emerging Markets, Asia-Pacific Investment, Derivative Products, Cross Border Investment, Consumer Financial Services, Capital Markets, Venture Capital, Syndication, Trust Investment, Private Equity, Political Risk Insurance, Investment in Russia, Mutual Funds, Mezzanine Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions International Mergers and Acquisitions, International Merger Notification, Leveraged Buyouts, Leveraged Acquisitions, Business Divestitures, Business Acquisitions, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Premerger Notification, Spin-Offs, Mergers and Acquisitions Finance, Mergers and Acquisition Taxation, Merger Reorganization, Mergers
Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations Tax Exempt Organizations, Public Charities, Charitable Organizations Law, Charitable Gambling, Charitable Giving, Charitable Trusts and Foundations Nonprofit Organizations law, Charitable Limited Partnerships, Nonprofit Tax Law, Private Foundations
Real Estate/Real Property Commercial Conveyancing, Cemetery Law, Building and Public Safety Codes, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Leasing, Commercial Landlord & Tenant law, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Mortgages, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Condemnation, Condo Association Liens, Condo Association Duties, Foreclosure Defense, Foreclosure, Historic Preservation, Foreclosure, Fire Districts, Evictions, Eviction, Environmental Land Use, Eminent Domain, Condo Association Rights, Condo Association Litigation, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Lease Terminations, Lease Finance, Land Use Permitting, Land Use Litigation, Land Use Regulation, Landlord and Tenant Law, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Mortgage Law, Mortgage Insurance, Mortgage Banking Law, Mortgage Bankruptcy, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Finance, Land Annexation, Inverse Condemnation, International Leasing, International Property Law, Land Conservation, Land Development, Land Entitlement, Land Use, Industrial Real Estate Law, Industrial Leasing, Improvement Districts, HOA Rights, HOA Liens, HOA Litigation, HOA Law, HOA Duties, Office leasing, Mortgage Workouts, Mortgage Securitization, Mortgage Tax, Property Rights, Planning and Land Use, Personal Property Leasing, Personal Property, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Secondary Mortgage Market, Shopping Center Development, Shopping Center Law, Retail Leasing, Rezoning, Retail Development, Rent Control, Shopping Center Leasing, Special Districts, Subdivisions, Unlawful Detainer, Zoning Law, Zoning Variances, Water Districts, Zoning
Securities Law Securities Registration, Securities Regulation, Securities Offerings, Securities Litigation, Securities Investor Protection Act, Securities Fraud Class Actions, Securities Fraud, Securities Fraud Arbitration, Securities Arbitration, Securities Class Actions, Securities Arbitrage, SEC Enforcement, Securities Finance, Securities Finance, Securities Disclosure, Securities Consumer Arbitration, Mortgage Backed Securities, Private Placement, Private Placement Syndication, Public Offerings, Insider Trading, International Securities, Government Securities, Initial Public Offerings, Bank Securities, Blue Sky Law, FINRA Arbitration, Broker-Dealer Regulation, Broker-Dealer Registration, Broker-Dealer Arbitration, Tax Exempt Securities, Shareholders Law, Shareholder Disputes, Shareholder Rights, Shareholder Agreements, Shareholder Derivative Actions
Technology and Science Technology Transfers, Technology Licensing, Technology Protection, Technology Contracts, Technology Finance, Technology Law, Technology Joint Ventures, Technical Litigation, Semiconductor Technology, Physics, Polymers, Nanotechnology, Medical Technology, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum Chemistry, Internet Technology, Laser Technology, Life Sciences, Materials Science, High Technology, High Technology Contracts, International High Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Aerospace Technology, Agrochemicals, Chemistry, Electronics, Coatings Technology, Explosives Technology, Fiber Optics


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  • Last Updated: May 18, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
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