Robert A. Royal

Robert A. Royal

Shareholder
Phone:

602.255.6011

Legal Assistant:

Marsha Brott
602.255.6078

    

Robert A. Royal is a shareholder with the Phoenix law firm of Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., where his practice emphasizes intra-corporate dispute and director, officer and manager liability issues. His practice has been limited to litigation. He has often lectured to Arizona lawyers and others on topics involving litigation issues and litigation skills. His special emphasis involve disputes and litigation between shareholders, directors, officers and managers, has led to Mr. Royal publishing, lecturing, and serving as an expert witness in the area. Mr. Royal has chaired several seminars concerning business and corporate litigation and related topics, providing information to hundreds of attorneys. He was the author of the litigation sections of the Arizona Business Corporations Act and oversaw the writing of the other sections of the Act that reflect on litigation issues. He served as a consultant regarding passage of the Arizona Limited Liability Act. He is the litigation editor of the treatise, "The Arizona Corporate Practice Guide." Mr. Royal also is the founding chair of the Arizona State Bar subsection on Business and Corporate Litigation. Mr. Royal founded and chaired the Business and Corporate Litigation Special Interest Group of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and the committee to introduce legislation to update Arizona's Limited Liability Act.  He currently chairs the Litigation Subcommittee for the Arizona State Bar Association, tasked with revising and rewriting the Arizona Limited Liability Company Act.

COURT AND BAR ADMISSIONS:
• Arizona (1985)
• U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
• U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • A Summary of Liability Created Under The New Arizona Non-Profit Corporation Act
  • A Call for the Establishment of an Arizona Business court
  • Arizona Corporate Practice Guide, 1996-2009 Corporate and Limited Liability Litigation Section
  • A Thorough Analysis of the Unique Issues of the Limited Liability Company
  • Beyond Traditional Shareholder Protections in Corporate Documentation
  • Breach of the General Standards of Conduct for Directors and Officers
  • Business Divorce Buyout and No Fault Asset Separation
  • Can A Successor Company be Liable to its Predecessor’s Judgment Creditors in Arizona
  • Can Business Divorce Be Avoided
  • Common Law Duties and Theories of Liability for Directors and Officers
  • Conflicts of Interest in Business Divorce
  • Contract Arbitration Provisions that Work
  • Direct and Derivative Claims in the Business Divorce
  • Director and Officer Liability and Litigating Under the Limited Liability Company Act
  • Directors Participation in Setting Salary Doctrine of Inevitable Disclosure by a Former Employee
  • Dissenters’ rights; Solution for a Business Divorce
  • Does Dual Representation in a Shareholder Derivative Suit Create a Conflict of Interest Preventing the Attorney/Law Firm from Representing Both the Shareholder and the Corporation?
  • Fiduciary Duties and Business Judgment in the Business Divorce
  • Fiduciary Duties in Limited Liability Companies
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • Fiduciary Duty Arising from Corporate Formation
  • How to Solve a Business Dispute Litigation Considerations
  • Indemnification of Directors and Officers
  • Indemnification in Litigation of the Business Divorce
  • Judicial Dissolution in Business Divorce
  • Liability Issues of the LLC
  • Litigating in the Business Divorce
  • Litigation Procedures in Corporate Litigation
  • Litigation and Liability Under the New Arizona Business Corporation Act
  • Litigation and the LLC: A Comparison of Litigation Statutes between the Arizona Business Corporations Act and Limited Liability Company Act
  • Litigation Considerations in the Business Termination and Owner Separation
  • Oppression: Squeeze Out Techniques Arising From Corporate Documentation
  • Practical Considerations When Litigating Under Arizona's Business Corporation's Act and Limited Liability Act
  • Practical Litigation Considerations
  • Representing Boards of Directors
  • Shareholder and Director Liability Created By Corporate Documents
  • Squeeze-Out Techniques Leading to the Business Divorce
  • Termination of Shareholder Rights: Buy-Sell Agreements, Oral and Written
  • The Business Divorce
  • The Company Advances Defense Costs?
  • Unique Defenses in Director and Officer Litigation
  • Unique Litigation Devices and Procedures When Disputes Arise from a Broken Deal
  • Unique Litigation Issues Arising from Selected Corporate Agreements
  • What Accountants Should Know about Minority Shareholder Disputes
  • What Accountants Should Know about Litigation Claims, Defenses, Procedures, and Damages
  • When Business Partners Part Company


 

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