Areas of Practice
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, June 2014
- B. A. in English, University of California, Irvine, 2009
- Constitutional Law Quarterly, Executive Internal Editor
- Best Brief Award, Moot Court, Spring 2012
Chris Molina is an attorney in the Real Estate & Land Use Group with McDonald Carano. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, land use matters and complex real estate litigation. Mr. Molina represents valued business clients in both California and Nevada in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leases, as well as general corporate transactions. He routinely advises clients in regulated industries such as marijuana and gaming in connection with land use entitlements and zoning issues for projects across all jurisdictions in Southern Nevada. With a strong background in real estate transactions and land use matters, Mr. Molina is skilled at handling high stakes, complex real estate litigation matters including quiet title actions, commercial lease disputes, eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases.
Mr. Molina’s background also includes representation of individual and corporate clients with complex tax matters including civil tax controversies and income tax planning. He has extensive experience offering counsel to tax exempt organizations and assisting clients with all aspects of the business life cycle from entity formation to dissolution. He also assists clients with intellectual property matters involving trademark registration and protection.
Mr. Molina earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he participated in the tax concentration program, served as Executive Internal Editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly and received a Moot Court Best Brief Award. Before joining McDonald Carano, Mr. Molina began his career practicing law with one of the oldest and most respected law firms in Central California.
Awards and Recognition
- The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation (2022, 2023)
- Developing Leaders Institute Class of 2023, NAIOP Southern Nevada (Commercial Real Estate Development Association)
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