Mr. Potenza is a founding shareholder of the Firm and serves on the Firm’s Management Committee. He is the head of the Corporate/Transactional Practice Group. Austin’s practice focuses on corporate law, commercial transactions, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, and tax planning. Austin is a certified tax law specialist.
Austin has significant experience serving as general counsel for his clients. He is a frequent speaker on the subjects of business succession planning, business formation and co-owner relationships, and mergers and acquisitions. He has served as an instructor and/or adjunct professor at Arizona State University, Golden Gate University, and AT Still University.
Southern Utah State College, B.S., magna cum laude, 1979
Arizona State University, J.D., 1982
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Claims Court
Tax Law Certification, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (since 1991)
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Peer Review Rating
Maricopa County Bar Association, Taxation Section, 1982-present
State Bar of Arizona, Taxation Section, 1982-present
American Bar Association, Taxation, Business Law and Health Law Sections
Men’s Arts Council of the Phoenix Art Museum (Past President)