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Stephen B. Yoken

Steve Yoken has been practicing commercial real estate law for more than 25 years in Nevada and California. His clients include major national financial institutions, community banks, special servicers of commercial mortgage loans, and owners and buyers of real estate. Steve's practice includes problem loan restructuring, creditors’ rights issues and enforcement, and foreclosures; real estate finance, including construction loans and acquisition and development loans; purchases, sales, leasing, and development issues; and other business and contract law matters.


  • Yale University Law School (J.D., 1979)
  • Harvard University (B.A., cum laude, 1975)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of California

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association

Representative Presentations & Publications

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Real Estate (2005-2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law (1997-2014); Construction Law (2014)
  • Top Lawyers: The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada, Business & Finance, VEGAS INC. (2013)
  • Super Lawyers®, Real Estate - Business Edition (2011)
  • Super Lawyers®, Real Estate - Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2010)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Real Estate (2009-2013)
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®, Real Estate (2007-2008)

Other Professional Experience

  • Gordon & Silver, Ltd., Shareholder, Las Vegas, Nevada (1994-2004)
    • Real Estate and Corporate Department, Chair (2002-2004)
  • Bank of America, Senior Counsel, San Francisco, California (1984-1993)
  • McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen, Associate, San Francisco, California (1981-1984)
  • United States District Court, Law Clerk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1979-1980)

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