Business Law

Our Las Vegas Business attorneys are well-acquainted with the challenges of the state’s business climate. While many of our clients are based here in Nevada, we represent those from across the nation and even around the world—helping their operations take best advantage of Nevada’s business-friendly environment.

Our Business Attorneys practice in the following areas:

• Real estate development
• Banking
• Commercial litigation
• Construction litigation
• Mechanics liens and priority issues
• Privilege licensing
• Liquor licensing
• Hospitality
• Manufacturing
• Finance
• Insurance/Suretyship
• Agribusiness
• Distribution
• Retailing
• Service businesses and professions
• Public entity representation

Business Law services include:

• Entity selection, organization and governance
• Counsel in business licensing issues, especially in matters related to financial institution clients, and for hospitality clients that require guidance in Las Vegas and Nevada liquor and gaming licensing laws
• Local counsel for those involved in financial transactions with non-Nevada parties or affiliates
• Sophisticated business litigation in Las Vegas and across the nation, handling an eclectic array of subjects and issues
• Asset securitizations and related transactions
• Mergers and acquisitions of businesses and assets
• Executive employment and compensation
• Structuring and negotiation of loans and other credit and commercial transactions

New Business Organization

Kolesar & Leatham counsels those forming entities, providing legal services to sophisticated national and multi-national corporations, partnerships and individuals. We work with out-of-state clients’ corporate and tax counsel, and with Las Vegas and Nevada-based companies which may provide nexus services to a Nevada entity.

After the entity is established, many clients retain us for continuing counsel, handling commercial transactions such as financing, mergers and property acquisitions. We are frequently asked to opine about the application of Nevada law to these transactions.

Our Business Law Attorneys offer counsel regarding:

• Corporations
• Limited liability companies
• Joint ventures
• Proprietorships
• Drafting organizational documents
• Acquisition of all necessary permits and licenses
• All tax ramifications of engaging in business

Officers, Directors and Employees

We provide advice about duties and exposure of corporate officers, directors and employees, as well as about employment contracts, compensation arrangements, shareholder agreements and employee benefit plans.

Stockholder Matters

We handle shareholder meetings and disputes, governance issues, stock insurance and transfer, and shareholder and stock redemption agreements.


Kolesar & Leatham oversees the acquisition and sale of assets or business entities, tax-free reorganizations and financing of acquisitions and sales.

Kolesar & Leatham Attorneys with expertise in business law include: