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 Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and former chair of several committees of the American Bar Association Sections of Business Law and Taxation. Roger has been an instructor or professor of legal, tax and business topics for the Center for International Studies (Salzburg, Austria), Golden Gate University School of Law and Stanford Continuing Studies.
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 and 10,000 Startups: Legal Strategies for Startup Success and has been interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox Business, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, Tax Notes, Inc. Magazine, Nikkei Asian Review, China Daily, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, The Recorder, 7X7, Business Insurance and Fast Company.
Roger is also a Certified Public Accountant (California non-Attest).
J.D., University of North Dakota
LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
B.S., Accounting, University of North Dakota
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Tax Court
A Haynes and Boone, LLP deal team led by Partner Roger Royse represented Eighteen Ninety Partners, LLC in a management buyout of the current non-operating shareholders of Moors & Cabot, a 132-year-old diversified financial services and wealth management firm headquartered in Boston with offices throughout the country. The transaction closed Oct. 27. Eighteen Ninety Partners is owned and controll [...]