Erven T. Nelson


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Erv Nelson’s career as a trusted advisor and business lawyer spans more than 33 years. Most recently, he was honored to serve in the Nevada State Assembly from 2014 to 2016. Erv focuses his current practice on serving clients in the areas of government relations, administrative law, real estate and general business matters. His knowledge and experience enable him to give insight and advice to clients in all types of situations.

Representative Industries

  • Finance & Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Healthcare
  • Resort / Hospitality / Gaming
  • Energy

Representative Agencies

  • (State) Nevada Legislature; Nevada Dept. of Business and Industry; Nevada Secretary of State; Nevada Real Estate Division; Nevada Dept. of Taxation; Nevada Division of Mortgage Lending; Nevada Division of Financial Institutions; Nevada Dept. of Employment
  • (Local) Clark County Board of County Commissioners (including Planning, Zoning, Development Services, Business and Liquor Licensing, and Town Advisory Boards); City of Las Vegas, City of Henderson, City of North Las Vegas and City of Boulder City (including Planning, Zoning, Business and Liquor Licensing)

Representative Matters

  • Represents business clients in the areas of strategic positioning, lobbying and political strategy
  • Represents clients in all facets of business and privileged licensing matters
  • Represents healthcare facilities, associations and individual professionals
  • Obtained favorable trial verdicts, administrative hearing decisions, government and legislative outcomes for business clients

Representative Reported Case

Siragusa v. Brown, 971 P.2d 801 (Nevada 1998)


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1983)
    • Brigham Young University Law Review, Member (1982 – 1983)
  • Brigham Young University (B.S., Political Science, 1980)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of California (inactive)
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association, Member
  • Mortgage Bankers Association, Member
  • Asian Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Japan America Society, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Boy Scouts of American, Las Vegas Area Council, Member, Advisory Board
  • Nevada District Export Council, Member

Representative Presentations & Publications

  • “Shifting Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Officers,” For the Defense (2003)
  • Leases and Landlord/Tenant Law, Lecturer
  • Commercial Law League on Bankruptcy Issues, Lecturer

Other Professional Experience

  • Nevada State Assembly (2014 – 2016)
    • Legislative Committee on Energy (Chair)
    • Assembly Committee on Judiciary (Vice Chair)
    • Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor (Member)
    • Assembly Committee on Taxation (Member)
  • Durham Jones & Pinegar (2006 – 2014)
  • Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen & Nelson, Partner (1988 – 2004)
  • United States District Court, Judge Roger D. Foley, Law Clerk (1983 – 1984)