Otto S. Shill, III

Member

For more than 30 years, Mr. Shill has helped businesses, business owners, and individuals comply with tax and other government regulations, navigate government investigations, and build wealth through business transactions and long-term business and estate planning.

Biography

For more than 30 years, Mr. Shill has helped businesses, business owners, and individuals comply with tax and other government regulations, navigate government investigations, and build wealth through business transactions and long-term business and estate planning. He has significant experience in business transactions, federal and state tax compliance and tax controversies; compensation and employee benefits, employment regulation; and government contracting compliance and disputes.

Mr. Shill regularly represents clients before federal and state government agencies including the Internal Revenue Service, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), the National Labor Relations Board, Arizona Attorney General’s office, Arizona Industrial Commission, Arizona Department of Revenue, and other Arizona regulatory boards. Mr. Shill also drafts and lobbies for the passage of legislation to remedy client issues. The Arizona Board of Legal Specialization designates Mr. Shill as a Certified Tax Specialist.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas (1991)
  • Arizona (1985)

Court Admission

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Arizona State Courts

Media and Presentations

Articles

Blogs

Presentations

Memberships

American Bar Association

  • Member, Section of Taxation
    • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Subcommittee
  • Member, Section of Labor and Employment
  • Member, Section of Public Contract Law

State Bar of Arizona

  • Member, Tax Law Section
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section

Community Involvement

Arizona Chamber of Commerce

  • Public Affairs Committee, Tax Committee
  • Legal, Regulatory and Financial Services Committee

Arizona Small Business Association

  • Board Member, Public Policy Committee

Arizona Tax Research Association

  • Board Member
  • Legislative Committee
  • Tax Policy Committee

AOPA Airport Support Network

  • Volunteer

East Valley Estate Planning Council

  • Board Member

East Valley Adult Resources Inc.

  • Board Member (2018 – present)

East Valley Adult Resources Foundation

  • Board Member (2016 – 2018)

Mesa Chamber of Commerce

  • Board of Directors (2009 – 2015, 2019)
  • Chair, Government Affairs Committee (2009 – 2015)
  • Chair, Board of Directors (2012)

Mesa Rotary Club

  • Past President (2018 – 2019)
  • President (2017 – 2018)
  • President-Elect (2016 – 2017)

Mesa Rotary Foundation

  • President (2018 – 2019)

City of Mesa Falcon Field Area Visioning Commission

  • Member (2014 – 2015)

East Valley Aviation and Aerospace Alliance

  • Former Chair, Board of Directors (2011 – 2013)

City of Mesa Central Main Street Neighborhood Area Planning Committee

  • Member (2011)

Honors and Awards

Foreign Languages

  • French