Sonia Mohan Phanse

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Shein Phanse Adkins P.C.
6720 N SCOTTSDALE RD STE 261, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85253-4468




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 2006

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: January 24, 2006

Other Language(s): None


Sonia M. Phanse is a Pittsburg native. Sonia’s practice focuses, commercial secured and unsecured lending, state and federal taxation and estate planning. Sonia also assists clients with complex business transactions, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, employment and operating agreements and trademark registrations.

Sonia specializes in complex secured and mezzanine financing transactions and associated business formation and planning. Sonia also works on organizing and structuring joint venture relationships in a variety of different industries, including transactions involving limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships, and the preparation of operating agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements and related employment contracts for large and small business - from start-ups to established institutional clients and publicly traded entities.

Sonia’s annual transaction volume regularly exceeds $250,000,000 a year, and her experience includes highly complex real estate and business acquisitions, asset-based and unsecured financing and debt restructuring. Sonia's full service estate planning practice includes the preparation of revocable and irrevocable wills and trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and living wills, life insurance trusts, charitable trusts, succession plans for closely held businesses, family limited partnerships and minor's trusts.

Sonia is a Partner at Shein Phanse Adkins, P.C. and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California in 2000. She graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2004 and earned her LL.M. in taxation from Golden Gate University in 2005. Sonia has been recognized as a Rising Star in the area of taxation by Southwest Super Lawyers®.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Agricultural Law Agricultural Litigation, Agricultural Finance
Appellate Practice Civil Appeals
Banking Law Loan Syndication Loan Workouts, Loans, Loan Restructuring, Letters of Credit, Lender Law, Lender Liability, Interest and Usury, Escrow Law, Escrow Agent Liability, Commercial Credit, Commercial Loans, Secured Lending
Business Law Joint Ventures, International Joint Ventures, Business Arbitration, Business Formation, Business Development, Business Crimes, Business Organization, Business Mediation, Business Planning, Business Litigation, Business Estate Planning, Business Regulation, Business Start-Ups, Business Successions, Business Succession Planning, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Torts, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Trusts, Buy-Sell Agreements, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Emerging Business Law, Closely Held business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Law, Family Business Successions, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Small Business Law, Private Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Limited Liability Company Law
Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Fraud, Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy Collections, Bankruptcy Chapter 7, Bankruptcy Chapter 12, Bankruptcy Chapter 13, Bankruptcy Arbitration, Bankruptcy Chapter 11, Workouts Taxation, Workouts, Out of Court Debt Restructuring, Liquidations, International Insolvency, International Bankruptcy, Pre-Bankruptcy Workouts, Personal Bankruptcy, Repossessions, Receivership, Commercial Workouts, Consumer Bankruptcy, Debt Relief, Creditor Bankruptcy, Fraudulent Conveyance, Insolvency, Debtor Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Bankruptcy Taxation, Bankruptcy Trustees Rights, Bankruptcy Reorganization, Bankruptcy Mediation, Commercial Recovery, Commercial Insolvency, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Foreclosure
Corporate Law Closely Held Corporations, Incorporation, International Corporate Finance, Family Corporations, Corporate Workouts, Family Partnerships, Family Limited Partnerships, Corporate Planning, Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Tax Planning, Corporate Trusts, Corporate Successions, Corporate Organization, Corporate Litigation, Corporate Formation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Income Tax, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Contracts, Corporate Control Contests, Corporate Finance, Transfer Pricing, Tender Offers, Takeovers, Professional Corporations, Partnership Taxation, Partnership Organization, Partnership Syndication, S Corporations, Small Business Corporations, Proxy Contests, Partnership Formation, Partnership Dissolution, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, International Corporate Law, International Corporate Taxation
Collections Creditors Rights, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Unsecured Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights
Commercial Law Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Litigation, Uniform Commercial Code, Secured Transactions, Complex Commercial Litigation, Commercial Trusts, International Commercial Law, Sale of Goods, Negotiable Instruments, International Sale of Goods
Construction Law Construction Insurance, Construction Equipment Liability, Construction Finance, Construction Claims, Construction Arbitration, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Workouts, Construction Mediation, Construction Litigation
Contracts Contract Litigation, Commercial Contracts, Contract Drafting, International Contracts, Local Government Contracts
Alternative Dispute Resolution Arbitration, Mediation
Finance Asset Based Finance, Asset Sales, Securitization, Secured Finance, Structured Finance, Unsecured Finance, Private Finance, Public Finance, Precious Metals Finance, Equity Finance, Financial Restructuring, Debt Finance, Debt and Equity Finance, Equipment Leasing, Equipment Finance, Corporate Finance, Credit Enhancement, Cross Border Finance, Business Finance, Commercial Finance
Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Rights, Trademark Registration, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Protection, Trademark Arbitration, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Litigation, Trademark Licensing, Service Marks, Proprietary Rights, Trade Dress, Theft of Trade Secrets, Trade Names, Trade Secret Misappropriation, Internet Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Prosecution, Intellectual Property Litigation, Copyright Registration, Copyright Protection, Intellectual Property Arbitration, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Infringement, Copyright Prosecution, Copyright Licensing, Copyright Infringement
Investment Law Investment Fraud, Investment Banking Law, International Venture Capital, International Investment, Foreign Investment in the United States, Cross Border Investment, Syndication, Venture Capital, Mezzanine Finance, Private Equity
Labor and Employment Employment Mediation, Employment Litigation, Employment Law, Employment Claims, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Executive Compensation, Executive Compensation Taxation, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Employment Law, Executive Transfers, Covenants Not To Compete, Confidentiality Agreements, Deferred Compensation, Agreements, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Employment Breach of Contract, Employee Stock Ownership Trusts, Restrictive Covenants, Noncompete Litigation, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
Litigation Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, Warranty Law, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Breach of Warranty, Complex Litigation
Mergers and Acquisitions Leveraged Buyouts, Leveraged Acquisitions, Business Acquisitions, Business Divestitures, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Spin-Offs, Mergers and Acquisitions Finance, Mergers and Acquisition Taxation, Merger Reorganization, Mergers
Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates Estate Planning, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Living Wills, Trust Planning, Will Drafting
Real Estate/Real Property Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Commercial Leasing, Commercial Landlord & Tenant law, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Mortgages, Foreclosure Defense, Foreclosure, Evictions, Condo Association Litigation, Shopping Center Leasing, Secondary Mortgage Market, Retail Development, Retail Leasing, Mortgage Securitization, Mortgage Workouts, Office leasing, Personal Property, Personal Property Leasing, Property Rights, Planning and Land Use, Industrial Leasing, Industrial Real Estate Law, HOA Law, Land Development, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Leveraged Leasing, Leasing, Mortgage Law, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Foreclosure
Securities Law Blue Sky Law, Private Placement Syndication, Mortgage Backed Securities, Private Placement, Securities Finance, Securities Disclosure, Securities Litigation, Securities Offerings, Securities Registration, Securities Regulation, Securities Fraud, Securities Fraud Arbitration, Shareholders Law, Shareholder Derivative Actions, Shareholder Agreements, Shareholder Rights, Shareholder Disputes
Taxation Trusts and Estates Taxation, Tax Law, Tax Deferred Exchanges, Generation Skipping Tax, Income Tax, Individual Taxation, Like Kind Exchanges, Local Taxation, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax Credits, Property Tax, Personal Property Taxation, New Markets Tax Credits, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, Federal Income Tax, Estate and Gift Tax, Employment Tax
Water Law Water Disputes, Water Acquisition and Ownership, Water Resources, Water Transactions, Water Rights


  • Arizona (Active), California (Active), Hawaii (Active)

Law School

  • Golden Gate

  • Last Updated: January 18, 2021
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  • Scottsdale, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: No

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