Real Estate & Land Use
Nevada’s Trusted Real Estate Law Firm
McDonald Carano has been involved in shaping Nevada’s real estate industry for decades. We have guided clients through nuanced real estate contracts and complex disputes, we have worked with all types of real estate, and we have handled every major issue in land use law. We have also assisted real estate clients through many market cycles and have helped them navigate challenges and seize opportunities. Our firm’s longevity and practical experience in the real estate industry distinguish us from other firms in Nevada.
We have been involved in all areas of real estate law and serve public, private, and public-private partnership clients involved in every sector of the real estate economy, including owners, developers, managers, investors, lenders, borrowers, insurers, REITS, brokers, agents, and homeowners associations. Our real estate contract and project experience covers everything from hospitality and gaming to warehousing and data centers, from industrial and manufacturing to healthcare and business centers, and from multi-family to mixed-use and shopping to transit.
Commercial Real Estate Attorneys
We advise on all areas of commercial real estate: sales and acquisitions, leasing and development, borrowing and lending, complex litigation and appeals, bankruptcy and reorganization. Whether our firm is called upon to negotiate a real estate contract or to advise on the ownership, operation, leasing or financing of commercial real estate, we prove time and again that we know how to leverage and protect our client’s position at every turn. Our lawyers negotiate and close billions of dollars of purchase, sale and leasing transactions for developed and undeveloped real estate, including industrial, office, multi-family apartments, retail stores, shopping centers, and hotel and casino projects. We represent both landlords and tenants in lease agreements and disputes, including the enforcement of rights and remedies following defaults. We are also experienced in all areas of common-interest communities, including condominiums and planned unit developments.
Real Estate Finance Lawyers
McDonald Carano also represents real estate project lenders and borrowers in secured financing transactions. Our team negotiates and prepares commercial loan documents, provides legal opinions to lenders, and counsels clients regarding loan foreclosures and workouts, including receivership actions and actions involving loan guarantors. We also serve as local counsel for out-of-state lenders in connection with complex structured finance transactions for casino, energy and master-planned community projects.
Top-Rated Real Estate Law Firm
Our Real Estate Practice is rated in the highest Tier 1 category in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms. As Best Law Firms® explains, “achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Firms that receive the Tier 1 designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.” Our Real Estate Practice is also highly ranked as Band 2 in Chambers USA and clients have shared the following comments with Chambers researchers.
- “A good firm with a strong group of lawyers.” (Chambers, 2023)
- “Our experience work with McDonald Carano has been excellent.” (Chambers, 2022)
- “I’m very impressed with the firm and the quality of the work. Everyone we have worked with has been great; I highly recommend them and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.” (Chambers, 2021)
- “The firm offers strength in depth and has a very broad scope of expertise.” (Chambers, 2020)
Our real estate practice includes:
- Acquisitions and dispositions
- Bankruptcy and reorganization
- Condominium, homeowners association and co-op advice
- Design and construction matters
- Development projects
- Dispute resolution, litigation and appellate advocacy
- Entity formation, joint ventures and partnerships
- Government affairs and lobbying
- Insurance and title issues
- Labor and employment advice
- Leasing transactions and landlord or tenant matters
- Lending and financing agreements
- Listing agreements, disclosures and commission disputes
- Property management
- Tax counsel
- Zoning, land use and environmental issues
Practice Area News
Chambers produces the global legal profession’s most respected and comprehensive rankings of lawyers and practice areas. Chambers researched law firms with offices in Nevada for inclusion in the 2023 edition…
The September 2023 edition of Communique’ magazine, published by the Clark County Bar Association, features brief summaries of select highlights of legislation passed during the 82nd Session of the Nevada…
The September 2023 edition of Communique’ magazine features brief summaries of select highlights of legislation passed during the 82nd Session of the Nevada State Legislature 2023. Josh Hicks published write-ups…
Our Real Estate & Land Use Group
You have chosen to send an email to McDonald Carano. The sending or receipt of this email and the information in it does not in itself create an attorney-client relationship. If you are not already a client, you should not provide us with information that you wish to have treated as privileged or confidential without first speaking to one of our lawyers. If you provide information before we confirm that you are a client and that we are willing and able to represent you, we may not be required to treat that information as privileged, confidential, or protected information, and we may be able to represent a party adverse to you.
I have read this and want to send an email.