Anthony Casarona

Anthony Casarona practices law across a wide range of corporate and transactional areas, including mergers and acquisitions, business formation, commercial agreements, organizational and strategic planning matters, and corporate general counsel activities.

Anthony’s experience spans many industries, including healthcare, life sciences, government contracts, retail, sports and entertainment, and includes both public and private company matters ranging from multi-billion dollar deals to transactions of less than a million dollars.

Anthony began his legal career in Washington, D.C. where he worked for Latham & Watkins, LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, before moving on to the in-house legal department of CVS Health Corporation.  He founded the Casarona Law Firm in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2016.

Anthony received his B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1995.  In 2001, he graduated cum laude from the Catholic University of America-Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. where he was a published member of the Catholic University Law Review.

Anthony is admitted to the bar in Arizona, New York and Washington, DC.

Ryan Houser

Ryan Houser is an experienced lawyer with a reputation for his hard work and hands-on approach to his practice, which is grounded in commercial litigation, creditor rights, bankruptcy, operations, compliance and corporate general counsel activities.

Prior to joining the Casarona Law Firm, Ryan worked as an operations manager for big box retail; as a commercial litigation and creditor rights attorney for a boutique law firm; as managing attorney for a national creditor rights practice, and as in-house counsel for a financial services lender. With this unique background, Ryan brings more than just legal knowledge to the firm to better serve our firm’s commitment to provide practical and meaningful legal counsel.

Ryan received his B.S. in Aviation from The Ohio State University in 2003 and his J.D. from the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in 2006.

Ryan is admitted to the bar in Arizona.

Taitym Porter

Taitym maintains a diverse practice, focusing primarily on business transactions and intellectual property matters, including entity formation, operating and shareholder agreements, contract negotiation, and trademark registration, infringement and maintenance.

Taitym concentrates her practice in providing legal services to small businesses, professionals, and entrepreneurs and specializes in advising clients on ways to best protect their brand, logo, business name and other forms of intellectual property. She brings to her practice a unique perspective built on a diverse background of experience in industries including healthcare, government relations, construction, and hospitality.

Taitym holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Arizona State University and earned her Juris Doctor from Arizona Summit Law School where she served as Vice President of the Business Law Society.

She is admitted to practice law in the state of Arizona.

Maddison Elliott

Maddison Elliott is a valuable addition to Casarona Law Firm. As Chief of Staff she will aide in stimulating the growth of the firm, and creating more effective and efficient operations, while ensuring that our fundamental values are upheld to the highest standard.

Maddison was born and raised in Austin, Texas and recently moved to Scottsdale, Arizona with plans of attending law school in the coming years.

Maddison graduated from Southwestern University, completing a Bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science in three and a half years. As a student, Maddison reigned as a prominent student leader holding an elected position in Student Government, and served as the Captain of the College Mock Trial Team. Maddison’s education also included a semester as a Legal Research Intern for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, in Washington D.C. She concluded her senior year as a Judicial Intern for two Texas state judges at the Williamson County Courthouse.