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Scottsdale Business Lawyer



As a business law attorney, Mr. Oenning assists clients through both business transactions and business formations.  His blended background of law and accounting puts him in a unique position to advise clients not only on the legal ramifications of their decisions, but also on the tax implications.  When forming a business, it is very important to choose the right entity from the start and to implement contracts and agreements to protect your business.  Doing so will save you time and money in the future while allowing your business to grow and prosper.


Mr. Oenning believes that in any business transaction or formation, there are three main objectives:

  1. Liability Protection
  2. Tax Considerations and Consequences
  3. Practical Business Purpose

Mr. Oenning's extensive legal, business and tax compliance background can help you navigate and explain these issues, so that you can make an informed decision on exactly how you want to proceed in a particular business matter.


Business Transactions


Mr. Oenning has been reviewing business transactions for 20 years, and has 14 years of providing experienced legal advice and representation through a wide range of business transactions, including but not limited to:


  • Drafting and Reviewing Contracts
  • Agreements for the Purchase and Sale of Businesses
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Service Contracts
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Stock Restriction Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Redemption Agreements
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Pledge Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Negotiating and Advising Clients on Business Disputes
  • Corporate Maintenance
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements


Mr. Oenning is a very skilled business and tax attorney looking to protect client interests and structure contracts in a tax advantageous way.


Business Formations


When a client is considering starting a business, it is crucial to set up the business in the most cost-effective, tax-efficient way possible after careful consideration of each client's immediate and long-term goals.  Mr. Oenning's tax background allows him to advise clients on the pros and cons of different business entities, the tax consequences and treatment associated with each entity, and the costs associated with forming and maintaining various entities.


Mr. Oenning provides legal and tax advice to clients from start to finish in business formations, including but not limited to:


  • Advising on entity selection
  • Advising on the tax consequences of such entity selection
  • Advising on the estimated costs of forming and maintaining such entity selection
  • Drafting organizational documents, including but not limited to operating agreements and bylaws
  • Drafting documents for business operations
  • Advising and educating clients on the many rules and regulations they might face in their business