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

Litigation

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

Real Estate

Real Estate

Education

Real Estate

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
Real Estate

B.A., Finance, with honors (1991)

Brigham Young University

Contact

702.476.5119
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Admitted Into Practice

Nevada

Nevada

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court, District of Nevada

United States District Court, District of Nevada

United States District Court, District of Utah

United States District Court, District of Utah

Utah

Utah

Professional & Civic Activities

Legal Elite – Nevada 2016

Legal Elite – Nevada 2016

Clark County Bar Association

Clark County Bar Association

State Bar of Nevada

State Bar of Nevada

 Utah State Bar Association

Utah State Bar Association

Clark County District Judge Pro Tempore

Clark County District Judge Pro Tempore

Children’s Attorneys Project

Children’s Attorneys Project

Presentations

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

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 publishing company and its management from suit brought by minority owner alleging breach of fiduciary duties and minority member oppression
Defended telecommunications company and its management from suit brought by minority shareholders seeking receivership
Defended telecommunications company and its management from suit brought by minority shareholders seeking receivership
Defended high-tech start-up entrepreneur from claims brought by former employer alleging trade secret misappropriation
Defended high-tech start-up entrepreneur from claims brought by former employer alleging trade secret misappropriation
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
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
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 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
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
Represented Clark County in construction litigation on a major public construction project and in inverse condemnation proceedings relating to McCarran Airport
Represented Clark County in construction litigation on a major public construction project and in inverse condemnation proceedings relating to McCarran Airport
Regularly represents numerous large and small shopping centers in landlord/tenant, construction and mechanic’s lien disputes
Regularly represents numerous large and small shopping centers in landlord/tenant, construction and mechanic’s lien disputes