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Our People

James Waite


Richard Kaufman

Senior Attorney; Corporate, Litigation, M&A

Hannah Powers

Director of Administration

Brian S. McQuinn

Attorney Corporate, M&A, Business Transactions

Nancy Levy

V.P. Business Development

Lidia Pinto

Senior Attorney International Law South America and the Far East

Scott Stephenson

Senior Attorney; Corporate and litigation law

Behrad Nazarian

Attorney International Law North and South America

Roberto Santos

Corporate, Finance and Tax Attorney, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

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James R. Waite, Esq., is a corporate and transactional attorney with over 25 years of experience in buying, selling and leasing businesses, equipment and real estate. Mr. Waite has served as General Counsel, CEO, CFO and COO for companies ranging from airlines to equipment lessors. He wrote the American Rental Association’s book on rental contracts, writes Rental Management’s monthly “Legally Speaking” article, and routinely presents at industry association conferences. Mr. Waite is a veteran of the United States Air Force, has a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University, and an MBA from Northwestern University.


Mr. Waite can be reached at james@jameswaitelaw.com

Richard Kaufman is a corporate and litigation attorney with over 30 years of experience. Richard previously served as a trial attorney for nine years with the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in Denver. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he specialized in employment discrimination claims litigating over one hundred cases and tort claims brought against the United States government, including medical malpractice and catastrophic injury claims. Before joining the Department of Justice, he served seven years as Deputy Attorney General of the State of Colorado where he was Chief of the Enforcement Division and responsible for litigating securities, tax, Medicaid and consumer fraud cases on behalf of the State of Colorado. In addition, he was the liaison for the Attorney General to both the Governor and the Colorado General Assembly including legal analysis of all enrolled bills sent to the Governor and presenting the Attorney General legislative agenda to the General Assembly through testimony before legislative committees. Richard is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.


Mr. Kaufman can be reached at richard@jameswaitelaw.com

Hannah Powers is the Director of Administration for the James Waite Law firm. Ms. Powers is experienced in project management, document review, establishing business systems, developing and implementing technological solutions, creating and executing marketing campaigns, facilitating internal & external communication, web management, social media, managing accounts receivable, and customer relations. Ms. Powers graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado State University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree.


Ms. Powers can be reached at hannah@jameswaitelaw.com

Brian S. McQuinn, Esq., is a corporate attorney with six years of experience serving as inside and outside general counsel for various companies. Mr. McQuinn’s areas of practice include corporate formation and governance, debt and equity financing, IP protection and licensing, real estate, employment issues, as well as the creation and negotiation of client and vendor contracts. Mr. McQuinn received a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.


Mr. McQuinn can be reached at brian@jameswaitelaw.com

Nancy Levy has more than 10 years in the equipment industry as a sales and marketing leader, currently serving in the role of Vice President, Business Development. Prior to joining James Waite Law, Nancy held jobs as a Financial Analyst for Unisys in San Jose, CA, Finance Manager for Symantec Corporation in Santa Monica, CA and Finance Manager for Cadence Design Systems/Tality Corporation in San Jose, CA. Nancy holds a BBA in Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


Nancy can be reached at nancy@jameswaitelaw.com

Lidia Pinto, Esq. is a senior corporate lawyer, with over 15 years of experience serving as inside and outside counsel for various companies including Metal One Corporation Japan, Mitsubishi Corporation, and the main Mitsubishi group companies such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Electric, among others, especially on deals with the major Brazilian companies of the mining sector such as Usiminas and Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN). Ms. Pinto’s expertise includes international trade and taxation as well and import and export law. Ms. Pinto graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Ribeirão Preto and has an LLM in Commercial and Business Law from John Moores University– Liverpool University (England).


Ms. Pinto can be reached at lidia@jameswaitelaw.com

Attorney Scott E. Stephenson graduated from Midwestern State University in 1987 and received his law degree in 1990 from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.  He is a thirty-year attorney, having been licensed in Texas in November of 1990.  Once out of law school he worked as a misdemeanor and felony prosecutor in Wichita County, Texas, and later served as the prosecutor for the Midland County District Attorney’s Office, the Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the criminal division, and as a Contract Attorney for the General Services Division of TxDOT.  

Scott has extensive experience with private entity agreements, professional services contracts, environmental agreements, right of way acquisition provider agreements, donation agreements, radio tower leases, and purchase orders, as well as contracting, negotiation, and procurement law and procedures.

Mr. Stephenson can be reached at


Behrad Nazarian is a New York qualified attorney. His practice focuses on cross-border transactions and foreign investment law. Behrad’s prior experiences include working at one of the leading Argentine law firms in the fields of mining, energy and infrastructure development. He also worked at the World Bank as well as other international development organizations in Washington, DC. His other relevant experience includes a stint at Guzman Ariza, one of the largest law firms in the Dominican Republic.


He obtained his Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. He also holds a Master’s in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s in Government & Politics from University of Maryland. He also studied in Italy and Switzerland. Behrad is fluent in English, Persian, Italian and Spanish.


Mr. Nazarian can be reached at behrad@jameswaitelaw.com

Roberto Santos is the Managing Director of Trusts & Taxes Consulting a boutique tax and business consulting firm.  Mr. Santos is an Attorney and Public Notary with both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Finance, his role as a management consultant with over 10 years of experience delivering comprehensive business plans, operational structures, international tax plans, business succession, executive estate planning, design of optimized businesses structures, financial and tax modeling and guidance to business management and individuals and design and implementation of private equity funds.


Mr. Santos can be reached at roberto@jameswaitelaw.com