Real Estate & Land Use
Built on Trust
Practically every transaction involves real property, which is why McDonald Carano has been involved in shaping Nevada’s real estate industry for decades. Our firm’s longevity and practical experience in the real estate industry, both in Nevada and beyond, distinguish us from other firms in the state. We have been involved in practically every area of real estate. As a result, we serve a diverse clientele that includes real estate owners, investors, businesses, developers, builders, construction companies, lenders, hotel operators, resort operators, retailers, contractors, architects, design professionals, brokers, agents, homeowners associations, property management companies, insurance companies, and individuals.
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 property, 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 property, including industrial, office, multi-family apartment, 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 experienced in all areas of common-interest communities, including condominiums and planned unit developments.
McDonald Carano also represents 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 complexly structured financing transactions for casino, energy and master planned community projects.
Our Real Estate Practice is ranked in the highest Tier 1 category in the “Best Law Firms” report published by U.S. News–Best Lawyers. As the “Best Law Firms” report 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 Practice Group is also highly ranked in Chambers USA and clients have shared the following comments with Chambers researchers.
- “A good firm with a strong group of lawyers.” (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)
- “Our experience working with McDonald Carano has been excellent. 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 partnership
- 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
McDonald Carano congratulates Robert McPeak on receiving recognition in four legal profession ranking publications – Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Vegas Inc. Top Lawyers in Southern Nevada, and…
McDonald Carano proudly announces that Robert McPeak was selected as one of only 25 lawyers from across the country and the only lawyer in Nevada to be included in The…
McDonald Carano congratulates Chris Molina on being selected to the NAIOP Southern Nevada Developing Leaders Institute Class of 2023. Chris is a Real Estate & Land Use attorney focusing his…
Our Real Estate & Land Use Group
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