Craig R. McPike

Craig R. McPike: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
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Biography

Craig McPike's practice includes federal, state and local tax matters, including taxation of for-profit and non-profit business organizations. His practice is concentrated in tax-exempt organizations, and state and local tax matters.

Craig is admitted to practice only in Arizona.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Don’t Risk Losing Your Property Tax-Exempt Status - File Affidavit by March 1, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (February 19, 2019)
• Joint ventures with charitable hospitals: 3 considerations for hospital leaders, Quoted, Becker's Hospital Review (October 14, 2015)
• Joint Ventures with Charitable Hospitals, Quoted, Healthcare Transaction Advisors (October 14, 2015)
• Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax Reform: Is the Third Time the Charm? The Making of (Sour) Lemonade Until True Simplification Can Be Achieved, Presenter, Arizona Multihousing Association (April 30, 2015)
• Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax Reform: Is the Third Time the Charm? The Making of (Sour) Lemonade Until True Simplification Can Be Achieved, Presenter, Yavapai County Contractors Association (April 23, 2015)
• 5 Tax Considerations For Doing Biz In Indian Country, Quoted, Law360 (April 14, 2015)
• Advancing Your Mission: Legal, Ethical, and Public Policy Factors, Presenter, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation, Phoenix, AZ (April 2015)
• TPT Update 2.0 Webinar, Presenter, Arizona Builders Alliance (March 31, 2015)
• Transaction Privilege Tax Reform - Prime Contracting, Co-Presenter, Snell & Wilmer (March 18, 2015)
• TPT Update: SB1446 Webinar, Presenter, Arizona Builders Alliance (February 26, 2015)
• TPT Update Overview - A Panel Discussion, Presenter, Construction Financial Management Association’s Valley of the Sun Chapter (February 25, 2015)
• What Your Client Wants to Know About Arizona’s Transaction Privilege Tax Laws Webinar, Presenter, State Bar of Arizona (February 4, 2015)
• Public Trust and Influence: Ethical, Legal and Public Policy Issues, Presenter, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation (January 8-9, 2015)
• Arizona Prime Contracting Transaction Privilege Tax Reform - A Game Changer, Presenter, Construction Financial Management Association’s Valley of the Sun Chapter, 2014 Education Forum: Covering Your A$$ets (November 20, 2014; December 9, 2014)
•“Building a Level Playing Field: Tackling the Property Tax Disparity for New Construction,” Co-Author, Arizona Multihousing Association’s Apartment News (October/November 2014)
•“Prop. 117: What it Means for Your Property Tax Bill,” Co-Author, Arizona Multihousing Association’s Apartment News (October/November 2014)
• Advancing Your Mission: Legal, Ethical, and Public Policy Factors, Presenter, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation, Tucson, AZ (October 31, 2014)
• Covering Your Assets: The 6th Annual Education Forum - Arizona Sales Tax, Version 2015, Presenter, Construction Financial Management Association’s Valley of the Sun Chapter (May 15, 2014)
• Current Legal Issues Affecting Tax-Exempt Organizations, Presenter, Moss Adams’ Nonprofit Practice Group Retreat (January 8, 2014)
• Transaction Privilege Tax Reform-What You Need to Know About the Changes, Presenter, Arizona Builders Alliance (December 4, 2013)
• Really - I Can Be Sued for That?: The Legal, Ethical, and Fiduciary Ins and Outs of Nonprofit Board Service, Presenter, Piper Academy (November 13, 2013)
• Tax Tips, Current Events and Planning Opportunities, Presenter, Snell & Wilmer (June 28, 2013)
• Update on the Governor's Transaction Privilege Tax Simplification Tax Force, Presenter, State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention (June 21, 2013)
• Taxation in Indian Country, Presenter, Arizona State University Construction in Indian Country National Conference (April 30, 2013)
• Nevada - Corporate Tax Shelter, Guest, News 88.9 KNPR (May 3, 2012)
• Under Political Pressure, IRS Halts Investigation of Anonymous Political Contributions, Co-Author, Daily Journal (July 12, 2011)
• In Political Fundraising, the Price of Anonymity May Be Rising, Co-Author, Daily Journal (June 27, 2011)
• Current Legal Issues Involving Nonprofits, Featured Guest Speaker, Moss Adams’ Nonprofit Practice Group Retreat (2011)
• The Ever-Changing Federal, State and Local Tax World: How it May Impact Your Business, Featured Guest Speaker, Nevada Association of Corporate Counsel - Nonprofit Board Service, Las Vegas (June 2010)
• Related Party Transactions - Excess Benefit Transaction Rules and the Rebuttable Presumption of Reasonableness, Nonprofit Governance Seminar (October 22, 2009)
• Hot Topics in State and Local Tax: Taxpayer Guidance - Roadmap of New Legislation and Proposed Rulings by Arizona Dept. of Revenue; Preconstruction Services: Planning Opportunity With New Arizona Tax Law, Presenter, Tax Executives Institute (2008)
• Location, Location, Taxation, Presenter, State Bar of Arizona (2007)
• Location, Location, Taxation: The Three Most Important Aspects of Real Estate Planning, Presenter/Moderator, Arizona State Bar Convention (2006)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law (2013-2019)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Tax Law (2017)
•JD Supra Readers' Choice Award (2016)
•Celebrate Life! Outstanding Volunteer Award, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (2016)
•Volunteer of the Year, UIDA Business Services and the Native American Business Community (2004)
•Volunteer Award, Omege Head Start Child and Family Development Program (2004)

Other Professional Experience

•TMC HealthCare, Office of General Counsel
•Quigley, Tang & Whitehill, P.L.C.

Related News & Events

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Aug 15
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Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Mar 14
Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Recognized in First Annual JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

May 13
Construction In Indian Country 2013 Conference Welcomes Snell & Wilmer Partner Craig McPike as Presenter

Sep 04
The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 30
Partner Craig McPike Appointed Chairman of The Contracting Working Group For Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's Transaction Privilege Tax Simplification Task Force

Jul 12
Under Political Pressure, IRS Halts Investigation of Anonymous Political Contributions

Jun 27
In Political Fundraising, the Price of Anonymity May Be Rising

Jan 01
Snell & Wilmer Elects Seven New Firm Partners and Two Senior Attorneys

Related Publications

Feb 19
Don’t Risk Losing Your Property Tax-Exempt Status - File Affidavit by March 1

Sep 06
Legal Alert - Arizona Offers Rare But Limited Opportunity to Avoid Penalties and Interest, and Optional Payment Plan - Application Deadline: October 31, 2016

Aug 16
Legal Alert - New IRS Notice Requirement for 501(c)(4) Organizations

Sep 11
Legal Alert - State of Arizona and City of Tucson Offering “Back-to-School” Tax Amnesty Programs for a Limited Time

Mar 12
Under Construction - March 2015

Dec 03
Under Construction - December 2014

Mar 26
Legal Alert - Soliciting Charitable Dollars in Nevada? New Law Requires State Registration for Most Organizations.

Jul 31
Legal Alert - Recent Developments Related to Doing Business on Indian Lands

Dec 07
Legal Alert - The Department of the Interior Issues New Rules Regulating the Leasing of Tribal Lands

Nov 06
Legal Alert - Tax-Exempt Hospitals to Undergo Community Benefit Review

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Native American Affairs
  • Non-Profit/Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Renewable Energy
  • Tax-General Federal
  • Tax-State and Local
  • Tax Controversy and Litigation
  • International
  • Data Centers

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
213.929.2627  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
Indiana University, B.S., Business, 1994
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., 2000; University of Washington School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2001
Year of First Admission:
2000
Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arizona; United States Tax Court; Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona
Memberships:

Professional Memberships and Activities

•ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, Instructor (2008-2016)
•Arizona Tax Research Association
•Board of Directors (2012-2016)
•Tax Policy Committee (2003-2016)
•Tax Section, State Bar of Arizona (2001-Present)
•Arizona Governor's Transaction Privilege Tax Simplification Task Force (2012)
•Contracting Working Group, Chairman
•American Bar Association, Tax Section (2001-Present)
•Frequent lecturer on various tax topics

Birth Information:
Indianapolis, Indiana, May 21, 1971
Reported Cases:
Representative Experience: Tax-exempt organizations Formation and application for tax-exempt status; Governance issues; Excess benefit transaction issues (e.g., reasonable compensation, rebuttable presumption of reasonableness); Private foundation issues (e.g., self-dealing, program-related investments, taxable expenditures); Private benefit and private inurement issues; Unrelated business income issues (e.g., qualified sponsorships, royalty income, rental income); Lobbying and political issues; Joint-venture structuring; Cause-related marketing, including commercial co-venture structuring and compliance issues; State charitable organization, fundraiser and commercial co-venture registrations; Tax-credit financing for affordable housing development (i.e., Low-Income Housing Tax Credit structuring) State and local tax Significant experience with state and local taxation of real estate developers and contractors (including prime contracting tax and speculative builder tax), legislative reforms to simplify administration and compliance to promote fairness and efficiency (including legislative proposals, bill drafting and lobbying), merger and acquisition transactions, and structuring transactions involving non-Indians in Indian country; Transaction privilege tax, sales tax, use tax, business privilege tax and excise tax; Taxation in Indian country; Electronic commerce; Tobacco tax and regulatory issues; Income tax; Tax-exempt organizations; Property tax; Municipal corporations; Unclaimed property compliance and controversy
ISLN:
915729041

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