JR Lanis
About Me
JR Lanis chairs the West Coast Corporate & Securities Practice Area and is an experienced securities and M&A attorney, committed to serving clients and to meeting their sophisticated legal needs. He serves as issuer and underwriter counsel to numerous public companies and investment banks and has experience in public company listing and reporting for OTC, NASDAQ, and NYSE-listed entities. JR has led or been primarily responsible for billions of dollars in transactional value, including public stock and debt offerings, private stock and debt offerings for public companies, rights offerings, tender offers, spin offs, going private transactions, and ‘34 Act reporting.

JR structures, negotiates, and closes multimillion and billion-dollar acquisitions, sales, mergers, and licensing deals, with a particular emphasis on large M&A transactions for exchange-listed companies and private equity funds. These transactions are often complex, multi-jurisdictional matters involving large teams of Polsinelli attorneys.

JR works in a diverse array of industries including technology (with a specialty in fintech), hospitality, and life sciences. JR has been consistently recognized by his peers and the media for his expertise. He has been featured among the top attorneys under 40 by the Daily Journal (2018) and as an Emerging Leader and Deal of the Year Finalist by M&A Advisor (2016). He is frequently quoted and interviewed by national news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC, and Law360.
A.B., Brown University
M.B.A., Yale University (candidate)
J.D., University of Texas School of Law
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Polsinelli PC
Office Address:
One East Washington
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
+1 602 650 2000
+1 602 264 7033
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