Areas of Practice

Construction and Real Estate Law

The complexity of construction projects – large or small – requires expert legal advice to prevent or resolve problems that arise before, during, and after construction. Silver State Law's extensive construction practice helps clients confidently approach all phases of their construction ventures and resolve issues to minimize problems, expense and delays. We represent public and private owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and suppliers at every phase of the construction process:

  • Advising on land use, labor, general business, and contract issues
  • Negotiating and drafting design and construction contracts and other construction documentation
  • Litigating and resolving defect and claims disputes, either through trial or alternative dispute resolution
  • Helping with project administration and management issues to control downtime and ensure that work disruption is avoided or kept to a minimum
  • Assist in Licensing issues before the Nevada State Contractors Board including license limit increases, bidder preference on Public Works, disciplinary actions, fine negotiation, and pre-complaint resolution
  • Assist in filing mechanic’s liens and as one avenue to getting paid for the work performed

Some law firms can only handle simple construction litigation or land use issues. Silver State Law is distinguished by our capability to handle all facets of any construction project, for any party involved, regardless of how complex it may be.

Because of their complexity, even the best-planned construction projects can lead to litigation. Silver State Law lawyers work to proactively avoid or resolve disputes, and frequently use mediation and arbitration of claims involving cost, design error and project management.

All key players in the industry turn to us for representation:

  • Owners
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Material suppliers
  • Architects
  • Engineers

We represent their interests in controversies involving bid protests and mistakes, cost disputes, design error, defective installation and contract disputes. These disputes typically involve multiple parties and are highly fact-intensive. We use our industry knowledge to resolve the problem in ways that minimize expense and time for our clients.

We believe that a small team of experienced litigators is better than an army of lawyers, and that belief gives our clients the attention they deserve without waste or bureaucracy. Our lawyers have successfully litigated numerous construction-related matters and cases in Nevada state courts.

Transactions and Company Formations

In addition to general construction law litigation, Silver State Law will also handle your Legal Transactional Needs. Silver State Law will consult with your company to prepare and draft Purchase Offers, Lease and Contract review, buy sell agreements, corporate formation, LLC formation, act as local counsel for out-of-state law firms, and we are a Commercial Registered Agent for Nevada. We can handle all of your transactional needs to ensure your company is successful in all stages of its life! We will help you grow, merge, sell, and properly close your company.

Let us form your Nevada Limited Liability Company or Corporation for you. The customization is important to the corporate entity provides the proper protection and is responsive to your needs. We can also alter or amend your existing Corporation or LLC. We also offer Resident Agent services.

Buy-Sell Agreements – Interested in buying or selling a company? We can help review your paperwork or draft the deal you want!

CDA – Contract Disputes Act of 1978. Are you a contractor that has Government Claims? Do you need help with the detailed, complicated, and time-consuming process of filing a government claim? Do you need assistance in handling your contract disputes with the Federal Government? Let our experienced attorneys do these time-sensitive tasks for you.

Nevada State Contractors Board – We will assist your company in becoming a licensed contractor in Nevada. We will also help defend your company from any disciplinary actions or licensing concerns and challenges. Your contractors license is the most important asset your company has – protect it with an experienced attorney.

Criminal Defense

 If you are facing criminal charges in Northern Nevada, you will want an experienced and compassionate attorney on your side. Utilizing the expertise of an experienced former Washoe County prosecutor, Christopher Day, we are well equipped to handle your defense against misdemeanor or felony charges.  With extensive jury trial experience, Mr. Day can help you through the criminal charges.  We are now accepting cases to represent you to defend against DUI, drug charges, property crimes, possession, restraining orders, or criminal record sealing, Silver State Law can help.

Other Legal Services

Name Change – If you need to change your name due to divorce, adoption, marriage, or for any other purpose we can assist you to prepare and file the necessary court documents to make your name change a legal reality. Getting the steps done in the right order is important. We can do this name change filing at a flat rate.

Record Sealing – we can help you seal your felony and misdemeanor criminal records for a flat rate.