Snell & Wilmer Names Charles E. Gianelloni Managing Partner of Its Las Vegas Office


LAS VEGAS – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that partner Charles E. Gianelloni has been named managing partner of the firm's Las Vegas office effective January 1, 2024. Gianelloni succeeds Mandy S. Shavinsky, who has served two terms as managing partner for a total of seven years. Shavinsky remains very active in firm expansion efforts as well as her Las Vegas based practice, serving clients with a wide range of complex real estate matters.   

Opened in April 2001, the firm’s Las Vegas office has approximately 40 attorneys who offer a comprehensive range of transactional, regulatory, and litigation services. Consistent with the firm’s Credo, the attorneys are deeply involved in the Las Vegas community, its industry groups, and leadership throughout the state. 

“I am so pleased to see Charles serve as the next managing partner of the Las Vegas office,” said Shavinsky. “Charles is a dynamic leader within our office and will lead the office towards even more success.” 

Gianelloni is a commercial litigator with an emphasis on shareholder disputes, commercial real estate, and blockchain-related legal matters. He serves a wide variety of clients, protecting their investments, ranging from technology such as cryptocurrency, to emerging industries such as cannabis. Gianelloni is a member of the American Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association and its Ask-A-Lawyer Program, and the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Program. 

The Best Lawyers in America®, Nevada Business Magazine, Vegas Inc., and Super Lawyers® are among the leading publications that have recognized Gianelloni for his legal and business acumen. He has served on the American Cancer Society Southern Leadership Board and is a co-organizer for Cancer Research Racquet, an international fundraising team for independent cancer research grants. Gianelloni is involved with UNLV’s Lee School of Business and serves on its Alumni Board as Vice President. 

About Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 500 attorneys practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals, and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit