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Paul E. Larsen

Paul E. Larsen

Counsel| Las Vegas

Paul Larsen is a regulatory and administrative law attorney with specific experience in alcohol compliance (Tied House and FDA regulatory compliance), business and professional licensing, land use, regulatory compliance at the local, state and federal level, and municipal and state government relations. He has also drafted state and local government laws and regulations concerning money laundering, First Amendment issues, land use and gaming law.

Paul has represented clients before numerous local and state agencies including Nevada’s Gaming Control Board, Gaming Commission, Athletic Commission, Public Utilities Commission and Financial Institutions Division of the Department of Business & Industry. He is an experienced lobbyist before the Nevada State Legislature and all local governments of Southern Nevada. Paul has appeared before Nevada State and Federal courts including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 1989)
  • University of Oregon (B.A., 1986)
    • Moot Court Board, Chairman
    • Managing Editor, Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation
  • Corporation for Solar Technology & Renewable Resources, General Counsel
  • Nevada Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Nevada Legal Services, Past President
  • "Public lands argument not rooted in fact," Author, Las Vegas Review Journal (March 26, 2016)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Litigation: General Commercial (2017-2018)
  • Global Law Experts, Regulatory & Licensing Lawyer of the Year in Nevada (2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Franchise Law, Government Relations Practice (2012-2017, 2019)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Administrative Law (2007-2018)
    • Top Rated Administrative Law Attorney in Las Vegas
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News (2015)
  • Desert Companion's Top Lawyers (2017)
  • Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Past General Counsel
  • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Former President's Club Member
  • The Animal Foundation, Capital Campaign Committee
  • Nevada Legal Services, Board Member
  • Morris Polich & Purdy, Partner (2016-2017)
  • Solo Private Practice (2014-2016)
  • Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Partner (1989-2014)
  • Nevada
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit