Joe Kozlowski is shareholder in the firm's Corporate & Real Estate Department, concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate finance, real estate development and land use approval, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, construction, and general commercial and corporate transactions.
His determination and unique ability to meet real world challenges with smart, practical and efficient solutions have earned him a place at the forefront of his practice, as evidenced by his inclusion as one of Nevada Business Journal's Legal Elite in 2010, 2011 and 2012; a list of Southern Nevada's top 100 attorneys compiled by peer ratings. Mr. Kozlowski has also been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Mountain States Rising Star for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012, a distinction shared by only 2.5% of the state's total attorneys. He has been recognized as a Mountain States Super Lawyer® in 2013, and holds the highest distinction of AV-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Mr. Kozlowski is an active faculty member for Nevada continuing legal education programs, instructing other attorneys and professionals in the areas of real estate, construction and landlord/tenant law. He has also been asked to be a regular speaker at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) William S. Boyd School of Law, presenting to law students on a wide range of topics concerning property law.
Mr. Kozlowski's representative clients include Bank of Nevada, Nevada State Bank, Pacific Western Bank, McDonald's Corp., Lennar, Kimball Hill Homes, RSM McGladrey, Sullivan Square, Parsons Corp., Performance Contracting, Kittrell Jenson Contractors, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Credit Suisse, Century Gaming, Caesar's Entertainment and several NBA players.
Lead counsel to a community financial institution with respect to the multi-million dollar financing of a large, downtown Las Vegas hotel/casino.
Lead counsel to a community financial institution with respect to the multi-million dollar refinancing of a building leased to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Lead counsel to an established local Nevada corporation with respect to the multi-million dollar sale of a business involving the disposition of several franchises located at McCarran International Airport.
Representation of a large institutional creditor in connection with approximately $25,000,000 of disputed mechanic's liens in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a large-scale, mixed-use, master-planned development.
Lead counsel to a developer with respect to construction issues pertaining to a 16.5 acre mixed-use, high-rise development.
Representation of a leading local gaming company in connection with a multi-million dollar refinancing.
Lead counsel to owner of mini-storage business with respect to successful appeal before the Nevada Supreme Court concerning a multi-million dollar commercial real estate dispute.
Lead counsel to large, strip hotel/casino involving large-sum mechanic's lien dispute in connection with hotel/casino renovation project.
Nevada Business: Legal Elite, 2010, 2011, and 2012
Mountain States Super Lawyers®: Rising Star, 2010 - 2012
Mountain States Super Lawyers®: 2013
AV-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell®
State Bar of Nevada, Member
Clark County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Southern Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Member
Author, "Landlord Liability for Problems with the Premises," Sterling Educational Services, May 2011