Krisanne S. Cunningham is a Managing Partner at Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP. Her broad-based transactional experience spans 20 years and includes mergers and acquisitions, business law, corporate governance, securities, tax 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 various contracts, including asset purchase agreements, merger agreements, stock purchase agreements, operating agreements, stockholders’ agreements and employment 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 has been named a Mountain States Super Lawyer (Mergers & Acquisitions), a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and one of Nevada’s Legal Elite by the Nevada Business Magazine (2013-2019), 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 10.0 (out of 10.0) Avvo rating.
Krisanne is licensed to practice in Nevada, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Georgia.