Overview

Mr. Larsen primarily practices in the areas of bankruptcy, real estate, and commercial litigation, where he represents a wide range of local and national clients. Mr. Larsen successfully represents both creditors and debtors in all aspects of chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. Larsen also has considerable experience litigating landlord-tenant issues. He played a key role in the drafting of Nevada’s first commercial leasing statute enacted in 2011 and has testified before the Nevada legislature several times concerning amendments to Nevada’s summary eviction and unlawful detainer statutes. Mr. Larsen is also adept in representing borrowers and lenders in foreclosures, loan restructurings and lender liability litigation.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Larsen regularly represents real estate brokers, property managers and mortgage brokers in licensing matters before the Nevada Real Estate Division and Nevada Mortgage Lending Division. Mr. Larsen also volunteers his time to serve as counsel to non-profit organizations such as the Southern Nevada Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and the Family and Child Treatment Center of Southern Nevada.

Mr. Larsen graduated with honors from Utah State University in 2000, where he received bachelor degrees in accounting and economics. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 2003 from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University

Professional or Trade Affiliations:

  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Clark County Bar Association

Representative Experience:

  • MGM Design Group v. Marnell Corrao Associates. Counsel for general contractor Marnell Corrao Associates in a matter brought by MGM Design Group in which it claimed $55 million in damages arising from the construction of the Ka’ Theater at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Obtained summary judgment on key claims for breach of contract and delay damages; all remaining claims were abandoned by the plaintiff.
  • Reef Centra Point B2348 v. G.C. Wallace. Counsel for commercial landlord Reef Centra Point B2348 in claim brought against G.C.Wallace for abandoning a 50,000 square foot building in violation of a ten year lease. Prevailed on appeal to Nevada Supreme Court of controversy relating to interpretation of summary eviction statutes and jurisdictional limits of Nevada justice courts. See G.C. Wallace, Inc. v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Ct., 262 P.3d 1135 (Nev. 2011).
  • WBCMT 2006-C27 Tenaya Office, LLC v. NNN 2716 North Tenaya I, LLC, et al. Counsel for group of 34 tenant-in-common owners of 200,000 square foot office building. Obtained injunction to stop lender’s special service from foreclosing based upon a maturity default. Successfully negotiated a 10-year extension of existing lease with the single tenant of the building and an 80% reduction in special servicer’s default interest claim to enable owners to refinance and retain ownership of property worth over $60 million.