Lisa M. Paine



ASSISTANT: Hanna Stevens
Lisa Paine

Lisa Paine has over 15 years of diverse experience representing clients in business transactions, estate planning, and other legal matters.

Business Transactions – A former business owner, Lisa is well versed in challenges faced by businesses and their owners. Her unique prospective benefits her business clients with business transactions and agreements, employment advice, and succession planning. Lisa assists business clients with an entire spectrum of business-related needs – from entity selection and formation to operating agreements, partnership agreements, general counsel, and business transactional agreements. Lisa also represents businesses or their owners in structuring and implementing business mergers, acquisitions, asset sales/purchases, stock sales/purchases, and related events.

Estate and Entity Succession Planning – Lisa guides her estate planning clients to achieve the peace of mind of knowing that they have protected and provided for themselves and their family. Lisa is experienced in planning for families and estates of a broad range of sizes, including high-net worth clients with substantial and diverse assets. Lisa’s experience includes estate tax planning, generation-skipping transfer tax planning, charitable planning and foundations, irrevocable life insurance trusts, gifting trusts, educational trusts, entity succession and planning, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and other estate planning techniques. Lisa works with each client to find a plan that meets the client’s current needs and can grow with the client in the future.

Other Practice Areas – Lisa’s other practice areas include probate and trust administration. 

Professional Memberships

  • Maricopa County Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section Executive Board Member, 2017 – 2023
  • Maricopa County Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section Executive Board Co-Chair, 2020
  • State Bar of Arizona Executive Board – Elder Law, Mental Health, and Special Needs Executive Board Member, 2020 – 2023
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyer’s Association, Member
  • Valley Estate Planners, Member
  • Central Arizona Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Scottsdale Bar Association, Member
  • J.D., University of San Francisco, School of Law, cum laude, 2007
  • B.S.B.A., University of Arizona, Management Information Systems, 2000
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona, 2010
  • California, 2007
Awards & Recognition

top lawyer 2023

Community Involvement
  • Gentry Foundation for Autism, Board Member
  • Jewish Community Foundation, Professional Advisory Committee
  • Rosie’s House, Former Board Member

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