Professional Biography

Raj N. Gangadean Partner

  • Phoenix

    D +1.602.351.8452

    F +1.602.648.7052


    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ




Raj Gangadean is a partner in the Corporate practice of Perkins Coie LLP. He has over 15 years of experience advising clients in the following areas: mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, restructurings and dispositions; joint ventures and other strategic alliances; formation and structuring of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies; corporate finance and private offerings of securities and general business transactions and counseling. He frequently acts as primary outside counsel to clients ranging from early/growth stage companies to mature companies.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 - present: Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Ranked by Chambers USA as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers," 2014 - 2017

Professional Leadership

  • State Bar of Arizona, Executive Counsel, Business Law Section, 2000 - 2015; Section Chair, 2013 - 2014
  • State Bar of Arizona, Co-Chair, Conversion and Mergers Subcommittee of Legislative Committee, Business Law Section, 2010 - 2014
  • Invest Southwest, Member, Executive Committee, 2009 - 2015
  • Venture Madness, Mentor Team Captain,  2014 - 2015

Community Involvement

  • Arizona Road Racers, Vice President, Policy and Procedures, 2009 - 2013




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1998,
    Articles Editor, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance
  • Stanford University, Ph.D. Candidate, Economics
  • The University of Arizona, M.A., Economics, 1991
  • The University of Arizona, B.A., 1990