Robert L. Lane

Robert L. Lane

Certified Legal Specialist in Tax Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

Of Counsel— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2017

Bob has a wealth of experience representing businesses from inception to becoming major giants in the business community.  This starts with formation, setting up ownership, operational details, buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, leases and deferred compensation plans.  All aspects are examined with continued recommendations.

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Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent – Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence


Bob's business representation includes manufacturing, construction and managment services.  He also represents professional entities in accounting, law and medicine, from small groups to hospital based service groups in emergency medicine and hospitalists.

As a Certified Tax Specialist with the Arizona State Bar, Bob believes that tax planning is vital to the owners so that they can retain as much of the income as possible for working capital or distributions.  Picking the perfect tax entitiy and tax election is essential when considering corporations, limited companies or partnerships. 

Bob has always had an extensive estate planning practice which is necessary to protect the family and provide for proper sucession and distributions.  Many estate planning devices allow for gifts to children or charities and provide asset protection in the event of third-party lawsuits.  The use of gift trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, special needs trusts and charitable remainder trusts are often recommended in specific situations.  Probate avoidance is essential but sometimes probate is necessary along with the administration of the estates.

Bob works closely with other professionals such as accountants and financial advisers outside of the Firm, and experts within B&C in real estate and employment law.   

Professional Leadership

Certified Specialist in Tax Law, State Bar of Arizona
Former Chairman, Tax Section, State Bar of Arizona
Former Director & Speaker, Central Arizona Estate Planning Council
Instructor in Estate Taxes at DePaul University Law School
Instructor for IRS for Income and Estate Taxes

Certified Specialist - State Bar of Arizona

Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell 5.0 Preeminent Attorney

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona
American Bar Association


JD, Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL
BBA in Business Administration and Accounting, University of Michigan

Admitted In

United States Tax Court
United States Supreme Court