Carla Ranum

Co-Founding Member / Managing Partner
Mathieu, Ranum & Allaire, PLLC
Boise, Idaho

Carla Ranum is a co-founding member and managing partner of the Mathieu, Ranum & Allaire, PLLC. She has been practicing law since 1992 both in the US and abroad and has been in private practice in Boise, Idaho since 2004. Ms. Ranum focuses on estate, retirement, asset protection, and business succession planning. She also practices, and has extensive experience in, domestic and international business law and is a recognized expert in this field. She is a member of the Treasure Valley Estate Planning Counsel and Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Idaho Bar.

Before entering private practice, Carla held senior legal positions in several large companies in Bermuda and Chicago, providing a broad range of transactional and business structuring advice and legal services across multiple jurisdictions. Carla’s experience includes simple and complex estate planning; asset protection, business formations, acquisitions and succession planning; corporate governance; joint ventures; negotiating and structuring complex business transactions including securitizations and linked, multi-jurisdictional trusts; analysis of asset protection alternatives; advice on tax and regulatory issues; and evaluation of hedge funds, capital market and insurance products for investors, estates and insurance companies.

Carla holds a BA from University of New Mexico, a JD from DePaul College of Law in Chicago, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and an ARM from the Illinois Insurance Institute. She is licensed to practice law in Idaho and Illinois, and is an approved FINRA arbitrator.

Carla can be contacted by email at or by phone at (208) 375-5249.

Content by Carla Ranum

Should Your LLC Have an Operating Agreement?

LLCs are one of the most flexible business entity forms available, but much of that flexibility may be lost if the members do not take the time to negotiate the terms of the operating agreement.

  • 12/29/2015
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  • Privately-Held Businesses
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