Bar Admissions
Court Admissions
  • Nevada
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
Education
  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
  • M.B.A., Financial Valuation and Investment Management, Lynn University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Lynn University
  • A.A., Liberal Studies, Feather River College
Bar Admissions
Court Admissions
  • Nevada
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
Education
  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
  • M.B.A., Financial Valuation and Investment Management, Lynn University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Lynn University
  • A.A., Liberal Studies, Feather River College

Professional Background

Philip Mannelly is an attorney in the Construction Law & Litigation, Commercial & Complex Litigation, and Employment & Labor Law teams at McDonald Carano. He represents clients in a wide range of business litigation matters, with a primary focus on the construction industry, including prime contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, fabricators, suppliers, and owners. Mr. Mannelly regularly assists clients as they navigate the unique construction laws in Nevada, advising them on complex contracts, licensing issues, mechanics’ liens, and payment claims.  He serves as outside general counsel to the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC).

Mr. Mannelly’s experience includes representing owners, investors, developers, and contractors through contract negotiations and project implementation for all types of projects, including traditional and renewable energy, mining, manufacturing, industrial, warehousing, healthcare, higher education, commercial, residential, civil infrastructure, mixed-use, lodging, entertainment, and transportation. His clients include trade associations, government entities, private businesses, and public-private partnerships.

Mr. Mannelly has assisted clients with the planning, structuring, and drafting of construction contract documents for different types of project arrangements, including design-bid-build, design-build, and construction management at risk. He also reviews construction documents for risk-management and compliance purposes. Mr. Mannelly also assists with equipment procurement contracts, design and consulting contracts, and project labor agreements.

Whether planning projects, counseling on claims resolution or actively litigating a construction claim, Mr. Mannelly works toward each client’s business objectives for the specific project. Whether the objective is project completion, revenue generation, or cost management, the focus is the same – forward progress.

Prior to joining McDonald Carano, Mr. Mannelly served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Larry R. Hicks with the United States District Court, District of Nevada.

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