Smith Larsen & Wixom Attorneys

Smith Larsen & Wixom Attorneys

A Quality Legal Representation Team and Cost-Effective Solutions

Firm Overview

Smith Larsen & Wixom, Chartered is a Nevada Law Firm that has represented many of the largest businesses and financial institutions in the country. Our firm is dedicated to providing hands-on professional yet personal and cost-effective legal solutions. Our attorneys have received some of the highest possible ratings from our peers in the legal profession.
The firm's clients include some of the largest and best known banks and commercial enterprises in the country, such as:

-Wells Fargo Bank, NA
-JP Morgan Chase
-Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
-Bank of New York
-BNY Western Trust
-U.S. Bank
-Nevada State Bank
-California Reconveyance Company
-Bank of Nevada
-Capital One Bank
-Howard Hughes Corporation
-General Growth Properties
-MGM Resorts International
-MGM Grand Hotel
-Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
-Mirage Casino-Hotel
-Bellagio, LLC
-Luxor Hotel & Casino
-Excalibur Hotel & Casino
-New York-New York Hotel & Casino
-Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino
-Treasure Island Corp.
-Aria Resort & Casino
-Southwest Gas Corporation
-McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
-Weststate Land
-General Star Management Company
-American Fidelity Assurance Company
-Davol, Inc.

We provide the highest quality legal services for our clients in the following areas of law:
-Business and Banking Litigation
-Personal Injury and Product Liability Defense
-Commercial and Contract Litigation
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Appellate Practice
-Commercial, Business and Lending Transactions
-Real Estate Law

If you are facing litigation involving a banking or commercial transaction, or a personal injury claim relating to your business, give us a call to see what solutions we can provide. We can also suggest ways of complying with banking laws and commercial regulations in ways that might head off litigation in the future.
Main Office
Main Office
1935 Village Center Circle
Hills Center Business Park
Las Vegas  NV  89134
Phone
  • 702-252-5002
Websites
Real Estate
The biggest transactions that most businesses undertake involve the purchase or sale of real estate, or the construction of a building on the business' real estate.
Such transactions involve complex financing decisions and documentation. Smith Larsen & Wixom has represented many clients in some of the largest real estate and construction projects in Nevada. We can help you avoid pitfalls and achieve your goals in your next project.

Kent F. Larsen, member

Mr. Larsen's practice is focused on complex business and commercial litigation, as well as banking and construction law. He is a member of the panel of arbitrators for the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada, and is frequently selected as a private arbitrator. Mr. Larsen has also been an instructor for the American Institute of Banking. He is rated AV Preeminent by his peers, the highest rating available in the Martindale-Hubbell directory of legal counsel.

Admitted to practice law in:
-Nevada
-Arizona
-California
-U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
-U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
-U.S. Supreme Court

Education:
-Washington State University, Honors BA (Economics) 1983
--Phi Beta Kappa
--Phi Kappa Phi
-Brigham Young University, Graduate School of Management, MBA 1987
-J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, JD 1987

Memberships:
-Clark County Bar Association
-American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Litigation, Tort and Insurance, and Business Law)
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    Juris Doctorate

Michael B. Wixom, member

In addition to his banking, corporate and commercial law practice, Mr. Wixom was appointed in 2005 by Governor Kenny Guinn to the board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education, a role that involves him in overseeing all of Nevada's public higher education, including 5 community colleges, 2 universities, and a research institute.
He worked for five years, concurrent with his law practice, as an instructor for the American Institute of Banking.
He is rated AV Preeminent by his peers, the highest rating available in the Martindale-Hubbell directory of legal counsel.

Admitted to practice law in:
-Nevada
-U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Education:
-Idaho State University, BS with high honors 1980
-University of Utah College of Law, JD 1986
--Utah Law Review 1985-1986
--William H. Leary Scholar

Memberships:
-Clark County Bar Association
-American Bar Association (Member, Section on Business Law)
-Nevada Bar Association
-Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education (member)
-Springs Preserve Board of Trustees (member)
Education
  • University of Utah College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Joseph T. Prete, associate

Mr. Prete is experienced in civil litigation, personal injury defense, employment, banking, and commercial law. He is rated AV Preeminent by his peers, the highest rating available in the Martindale-Hubbell directory of legal counsel.

Admitted to practice law in:
-Nevada
-U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Education:
-Brigham Young University, BA 2002
-J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, JD 2005
-Senior Editor, Education Law Journal 2003-2004

Memberships:
-Clark County Bar Association
-American Bar Association
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    Juris Doctorate

Katie M. Weber, associate

Ms. Weber is experienced in civil litigation, banking, and commercial law.

Admitted to practice law in:
-Nevada
-U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education:
-University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BA 2005, cum laude
-William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, JD 2009
--Staff Member, Nevada Law Journal 2007-2009

Memberships:
-Clark County Bar Association
-American Bar Association
Education
  • University of Nevada
    Juris Doctorate

Jordan J. Butler, associate

Mr. Butler practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, business and banking law, premises liability, and professional liability. He is rated AV Preeminent by his peers, the highest rating available in the Martindale-Hubbell directory of legal counsel.

Admitted to practice law in:
-Nevada (2007)
-U.S. District Court, District of Nevada (2007)
-Utah (2008)

Education:
-Utah State University, B.A., Law & Constitutional Studies (2003)
--Scholar Athlete (Men's Tennis)
-University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D. (2007)
--Moot Court Negotiation Team

Memberships:
-Clark County Bar Association
-Sports Lawyers Association
Education
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Chet A. Glover, associate

Mr. Glover's practice consists of civil litigation, including banking and mortgage law, personal injury defense, and commercial law. Mr. Glover is a current member of the State Bar of Nevada Advertising Committee.

Admitted to practice law in:
-Nevada
-U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Education:
-Dixie State College of Utah, A.A. Business Management magna cum laude 2002
--Student Body Vice-President
-Weber State University, B.A. Political Science magna cum laude 2003
-University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D. 2006

Memberships
-Nevada Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-Clark County Bar Association
Education
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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