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Annie Lawson

Annie Lawson

Annie Lawson advises corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and tax-exempt organizations on a variety of business planning and tax issues as well as the federal and state tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. She assists clients with structuring new business ventures or restructuring the existing form to create efficiencies or prepare for sale.

Annie is also a member of our tax controversy team. Annie helps clients resolve tax disputes before all levels of taxing authorities and regularly represents clients before the IRS through examination and appeal. Annie’s prior experience includes having worked on the government side of the table for several years as in-house counsel for the state taxing authority. This experience makes Annie an efficient and successful communicator with the federal and state taxing officials because she understands the examination process from both sides.

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  • Advised Capital Services, a leading legal and corporate compliance services provider, in the sale of substantially all of its equity.
  • Advised IKAV, the international asset management group, in its acquisition of Aera Energy LLC through two separate transactions with joint venture subsidiaries of ExxonMobil and Shell for a total consideration of $4 billion.
  • Advised Trive Capital in its investment into Forward Slope Incorporated, a leading independent provider of mission-critical software and surveillance solutions for the defense industry.


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2021

J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2014, cum laude

B.A., Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011, summa cum laude


Law Clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Brian D. Boatright, Colorado Supreme Court, 2016-2017

Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Jerry N. Jones, Colorado Court of Appeals, 2014-2016



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