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Peter (Pete) Mirakian, III


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T 816.292.8158
F 816.474.3216

Pete Mirakian focuses his practice on corporate governance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and tax law. He represents public and private companies and individuals in complex U.S. and international transactions, registered and unregistered securities offerings, securities regulatory compliance, business and tax planning, corporate governance issues, and a wide variety of contractual negotiations. Pete’s knowledge of securities and tax law and corporate governance practices are integral to solving client problems.


  • Handling the Sale of a Business, National Business Institute (2017)
  • Tax Saving Structures and Strategies for Attorneys, National Business Institute (2017)
  • Structuring and Drafting the Acquisition Agreement, National Business Institute (2013)
  • The Process of Incorporation v. LLC Formation, National Business Institute (2012-2011)
  • Key Procedures in Mergers and Acquisitions of Privately Held Companies, National Business Institute (2011)
  • Sales and Use Tax, National Business Institute (2011)
  • Financing a Film: Securities Law Considerations, KC Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (2010)
  • Tips of the Trade: Overcoming Common Challenges in M&A, National Business Institute (2010)
  • Missouri Corporate Organization and Operation (Missouri Deskbook Series), Present Author: Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, Missouri Bar Association (2009 – latest supplement, 2005 – last substantial redraft)
  • Advanced Tax Issues for LLCs, National Business Institute (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
  • Choosing the Right Entity for Your Client’s Business, National Business Institute Webinar (2009)
  • Advantageous Uses of LLCs, National Business Institute (2006)
  • Compensating Employees with Stock or Other Business Interests, Lorman Education Services (2005, 2003)
  • Sales and Use Tax Basics, Lorman Education Services (2005, 2003)
  • A Practitioner’s View of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Missouri Bankers Association’s Annual Legal Conference (2003)


  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2023

Contact Pete Mirakian at 816.292.8158 or pmirakian@spencerfane.com.