Krisanne S. Cunningham is a Managing Partner at Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP. Her broad-based transactional experience spans 18 years and includes business and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, tax and estate planning and non-profit organizations. Krisanne regularly negotiates and manages sophisticated M&A transactions, including deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and advises on structuring those transactions in a tax efficient manner. Krisanne has extensive experience drafting contracts and other documents, including operating agreements, stockholders’ agreements, employment agreements, distribution agreements, revocable trust agreements, asset purchase agreements and merger agreements. Krisanne regularly advises boards on corporate governance issues and is well-versed in Nevada LLCs and joint ventures. She also works with entrepreneurs and start-up companies, from the time they begin to raise capital and grant equity incentive compensation through the point of an eventual sale. Krisanne is currently the Chair of the Tax Section of the Nevada Bar.
Krisanne spent her first years out of law school at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now, WilmerHale) at their Washington, DC headquarters. While there, Krisanne worked with Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest non-profit organizations in the Country.
Krisanne graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she received the Madeleine and Roger Traynor Award and was Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Tax Review. She also received an L.L.M. (masters of law) degree in Taxation from the Georgetown Law Center, where she was a Graduate Tax Scholar and graduated With Distinction.
Krisanne is an AV Preeminent Peer Review rated (5.0 out of 5.0) attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and was named one of Nevada’s Legal Elite by the Nevada Business Magazine (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017), based on votes from her peers (she was the top vote-getter in Southern Nevada in 2016). She was also named one of the Valley’s Top Lawyers (Business Law) by Desert Companion Magazine and a Top Tax Attorney by Vegas, Inc. and has a 10 (out of 10) Avvo rating.
Krisanne is licensed to practice in Nevada, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Georgia.