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Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Nevada
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Education
  • 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
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Nevada
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Education
  • 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

Professional Background

Chris Molina is an attorney in the Real Estate & Land Use Group. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, land use matters and complex real estate litigation.  Mr. Molina represents 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 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, and 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, as well as offering counsel to tax exempt organizations.  He has also assisted clients with intellectual property matters involving trademark registration and protection, and assisted clients with all aspects of the business life cycle from entity formation to dissolution.

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

  • Vegas Inc – “Top Lawyers” in Real Estate (2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation (2022-2024), Real Estate Law (2024), and Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2024)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine – Rising Star (2023)
  • Developing Leaders Institute, Class of 2023 Graduate, Class President, NAIOP Southern Nevada (Commercial Real Estate Development Association)

Presentations

  • “Due Diligence 101: Do You Know What’s Under the Ground?”, NAIOP Workshop, November 18, 2022

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