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Roger Royse
LL.M., J.D.
+1 650-687-8820
Haynes and Boone, LLP
525 University Avenue, Suite 400
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
LL.M., J.D.
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Palo Alto, USA
    Roger Royse is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP and practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. He works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries. Roger is a nationally recognized authority on agtech – the technology of food production – and the legal considerations for companies in this industry. Roger is also the author of Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup.
Professional Highlights
  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • J.D., University of North Dakota
  • B.S., Accounting, University of North Dakota
  • Recognized as a Northern California - Super Lawyer 2011-2019
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™
  • Recognized as a “Top Attorney” with a “10.0 Superb” Avvo Rating
  • Recipient of The Recorder Legal Innovator Awards 2014 and 2015
  • Recognized by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as the “2012 San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Man of the Year”
  • Certified Public Accountant (non-attest only)
  • Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel
  • California Co-Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association (“ABA”) Business Law Section Liaison to the Section of
  • Taxation
  • Member, Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section
  • Member, City of Menlo Park Finance and Audit Committee
  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association, Past President
  • State Bar of California Past Chair, Tax Policy, Practice and Legislation of the Taxation
  • Member of the ABA Task Force on Tax Legislation (2018-2019)
  • Past Chair of the Committees on Tax Practice Management and Tax Policy of the ABA Tax Section; Past Chair of the Taxation Committee of the Business Law Section; Past California State Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates
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