Jonathan P. Leleu

Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Government Law & Policy
    Contact InfoTelephone: 702.599.8070
    Fax: 702.792.9002
    University Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1996
    Law SchoolDePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1999
    Admitted2000, Nevada; 2000, Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar

    Professional & Community Involvement

    •Executive Member, City of Las Vegas, Economic Development Steering Committee

    •Executive Member, Downtown Las Vegas Alliance

    •Member, American Bar Association

    •Member, Association of Corporate Counsel

    •Member, Clark County Bar Association

    BornChicago, Illinois, February 10, 1974

    Jonathan P. Leleu leads Greenberg Traurig's Government Law & Policy practice in Nevada and represents GT clients before every level of government on issues ranging from economic and urban development, tax, and transportation, to land use and zoning, licensing, public health and regulatory matters.

    Jon has more than 15 years of experience melding business, law, and politics to help clients find solutions with Nevada's governmental bodies. He served as an Executive Member of the City of Las Vegas' Economic Development Steering Committee and the Las Vegas Medical District Advisory Board, and he currently sits on the executive board of the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance. At the state level, Jon is a legislative lobbyist, appears before all of Nevada's regulatory bodies, and works with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance on a regular basis to analyze, recognize, and capture opportunities for economic development incentives.

    Jon provides clients with active representation before the Nevada Legislature throughout the calendar year, including the biennial regular session and special sessions, and before the interim committees. This representation typically includes:

    • monitoring of all legislative activity, including bills, amendments, the budgeting process, resolutions and proposed constitutional amendments;
    • utilization of bill tracking databases, and monitoring a multitude of private and governmental publications which cover government activity in Nevada;
    • live monitoring of all legislative committee activity, including hearings, work sessions, and votes;
    • constructing, maintaining and regularly forwarding legislative tracking information and data;
    • lobbying to promote legislative and policy interests;
    • drafting of bills and amendments;
    • preparation and submission of position papers;
    • developing and implementing legislative strategies; and
    • fostering and strengthening relationships with appropriate government officials and various interest groups.

    Jon's working relationships with local municipalities, the Nevada State Legislature, Office of the Governor and executive branch agencies, and Nevada's federal delegation, coupled with the firm's vast experience in advocacy at every level of government, provides GT's Nevada clients with access to unique insight and innovation.

    Areas of Concentration

    • Administrative law
    • Agency rule-making
    • Election forecasting and political contribution consultation
    • Employment
    • Government procurement
    • Insurance regulation
    • Land use and zoning
    • Municipal law
    • Permitting and business licensing (including privileged licensing, e.g., liquor, adult use, non-traditional loan and pawn Licensing)
    • Professional regulation
    • Taxation (including consumptive, corporate, capital gains, income, and property tax and appeals)
    • Tort reform
    • Transportation
    • Utility regulation

    Awards & Recognition

    • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers Government Relations Law Firm of the Year, 2014
    • Listed, VEGAS INC, Top Lawyers General Practice, 2013
    • Rated, AV Preeminent 4.8 out of 5

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    Legal Experience

    • In-House Counsel, International Market Centers, LP / World Market Center Las Vegas

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    Press Releases

    09.26.13 Greenberg Traurig Strengthens Government Law & Policy Practice with Addition of Shareholder Jonathan P. Leleu

    Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Appointed by the Speaker of the Nevada Assembly to a select committee charged with reforming the State's live entertainment tax (2014-15).; Appointed by the Mayor of the City of Las Vegas to a committee tasked with composing the City's supergraphic (building wrap) signage ordinance (2011-12).; Authored and lobbied the bicameral unanimous passage of NRS 118C, Nevada's first commercial leasing statute (2011 Nevada Legislative Session).; Litigated and negotiated the walk-away settlement of a $60 million claim arising out of a four-day power outage at a Las Vegas Strip resort.; The above representations were handled by Mr. Leleu prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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    Office Information

    Jonathan P. Leleu

    3773 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 400 North
    Las VegasNV 89169


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