Roger C. Decker

 

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Equity Partner

480.461.5343
rcd@udallshumway.com

1138 North Alma School Road
Suite 101
Mesa, Arizona 85201

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Roger C. Decker
Equity Partner
Phone:480.461.5371
1138 North Alma School Road, Suite 101
Mesa, Arizona 85201
rcd@udallshumway.com
www.udallshumway.com
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Roger Decker was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1978. After spending several years with a downtown Phoenix law firm, he moved his practice to the suburbs, namely, Mesa, in 1981. His practice has regularly consisted of approximately 2/3 commercial litigation, and 1/3 representing and advising small and/or closely-held businesses in all aspects of commercial law and practice. Areas of special experience and expertise include Corporate/LLC and Other Business Organizations, Construction, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Real Estate (including Foreclosures), Contracts, Debtor/Creditor, Business Torts, Representation of Registered Professionals, Probate-Probate Avoidance, and Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation.

Mr. Decker is proud of Arizona, its history, its past development and is excited about Arizona’s future, its future growth and development, and its business opportunities. A fourth generation Arizonan on both paternal and maternal ancestral lines, Mr. Decker was born in Mesa in 1951, and raised in Phoenix, graduating from Cortez (Phoenix) High School and Arizona State University. Obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting (cum laude, ASU 1975), Mr. Decker was anxious to develop additional skills to represent and advise the owners of small and closely-held businesses. He attended Brigham Young University Law School, graduating with honors (cum laude 1978). While at Law School, Mr. Decker served on the Board of Editors of the prestigious BYU Law Review from 1976-78. His favorite areas of study in law school were Contracts, Advising Closely Held Businesses, Federal Taxation, Administrative Law, and Civil Procedure. His professional practice since graduation has incorporated his interests and successes in those same areas of specialty and emphasis.

Mr. Decker is a past Director of the East Valley Bar Association and a past Director of the Arizona Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He has also been actively involved in community and youth programs. Regarding non-professional matters, Mr. Decker considers his greatest accomplishments in life to include his relationship with his wife, Carol; the successes of their ten adult children (and spouses); the joy of thirty-seven plus (and counting) grandchildren; and service in their church/religious activities and functions. Mr. Decker enjoys handball, jogging, hiking, motorcycle trail riding, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Cardinals.

Education

  • J.D., Brigham Young University, 1978 (cum laude)
  • B.S., Arizona State University, 1975 (cum laude)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona State & Federal Courts
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals