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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.

“Our experience working with McDonald Carano has been excellent. The firm offers strength in depth and has a very broad scope of expertise.”

– Chambers USA 2019

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 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

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4 Keys to Logistics Building Amid E-Commerce Boom

February 14, 2020, Law360, by Andrew Mcintyre– Demand for logistics space near major cities is soaring as e-commerce customers come to expect same-day or even two-hour shipping, and lawyers say developers would…

4 Considerations For Landlords Amid Rise of Co-Working

February 12, 2020, Law360, by Andrew McIntyre– Amid increased demand for co-working environments, WeWork and similar companies have taken massive amounts of space across the country, and lawyers say such lease deals can be…

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