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Michael D. Rawlins

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MICHAEL D. RAWLINS

Attorney

ABOUT MICHAEL D. RAWLINS

Michael D. Rawlins enjoys a diverse commercial litigation practice, including corporate litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, intellectual property litigation, contract disputes, and partnership disputes. He also represents creditors and landlords in bankruptcy proceedings.

Mr. Rawlins serves as a District Court Judge, Pro Tempore, presiding over cases in the short-trial program, and as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, where he presides over commercial disputes. He also volunteers for the Children’s Attorneys Project, representing abused and neglected children in court proceedings.

PRACTICE AREAS

LITIGATION

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BANKRUPTCY & CREDITORS' RIGHTS

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REAL ESTATE

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EDUCATION

J.D., MAGNA CUM LAUDE (1994)

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School - Order of the Coif | Managing Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review

B.A., FINANCE, WITH HONORS (1991)

Brigham Young University

ADMITTED INTO PRACTICE

NEVADA

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF NEVADA

NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF UTAH

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT

UTAH

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES

LEGAL ELITE – NEVADA 2016

STATE BAR OF NEVADA

CLARK COUNTY DISTRICT JUDGE PRO TEMPORE

CLARK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

UTAH STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

CHILDREN’S ATTORNEYS PROJECT

PRESENTATIONS

1993 BYU LAW REVIEW 1001

Taxation, Equal Protection and Inquiry into the Purpose of a Law: Nordinger v. Hahn and Allegheny Pittsburgh Coal Co. v. County Commission

REPRESENTATIVE CASES / DEALS

Defended publishing company and its management from suit brought by minority owner alleging breach of fiduciary duties and minority member oppression

Defended high-tech start-up entrepreneur from claims brought by former employer alleging trade secret misappropriation

Represented a major Las Vegas resort and its parent company in litigation to enforce a purchase and sale agreement of an operating property when the sale of the property fell through

Represented Clark County in construction litigation on a major public construction project and in inverse condemnation proceedings relating to McCarran Airport

Defended telecommunications company and its management from suit brought by minority shareholders seeking receivership

Defended a national shopping center developer in a partnership dispute relating to a prominent Las Vegas Strip luxury mall. The case involved claims of securities fraud, RICO, and breach of fiduciary duty

Prosecuted a trademark infringement action to protect one of Las Vegas’s most famous trademarks

Prosecuted a trademark infringement action to protect one of Las Vegas’s most famous trademarks