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About Me

During my 26 years as an attorney in Las Vegas, I have successfully represented  clientele in multiple scenarios.  My clients are primarily individuals and small businesses in real estate and commercial transactions and litigation. I diligently represent buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants.


I also represent lenders and borrowers in the negotiation, documentation and closing of commercial and residential real estate transactions by deploying a variety of financing tools and instruments.  These include all types of traditional loans and collateral, as well as creative lending arrangements, such as the All-Inclusive Trust Deed (known as an "AITD" and "Wrap") and land sale (installment) contracts.


I assist lenders, as well as distressed borrowers, and know the laws and dynamics of foreclosure, short sale, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, deficiency actions, lien priorities, workouts, mechanic liens, title matters, repossession and short sales.


I carry out clients' strategies with corporations and limited liability companies (LLC), as well as other business organizations and asset protection and estate planning methods, such as wills and trusts.  I have successfully represented individual heirs, administrators and trustees in trust and estate administration both in and out of probate court.

Currently, I represent an intriguing business, Energy System Nevada, LLC (ESN). ESN owns the patent to game changing technology we expect will revolutionize oil and gas drilling. I assisted in the formation and our law firm serves as general counsel for ESN.  It owns the intellectual property rights to a unique, safer, environmentally friendly and money saving method and tool for surface (above ground) blowout prevention (BOP) on land-based oil rigs. 


I have served as an Arbitrator with the Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. I enjoy volunteering on pro bono legal matters and further benefit the community via several volunteer and fund raising avenues.  


I devote my utmost and personal attention, effort and professionalism to each client.


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Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
  3. Litigation: 17%
  4. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 5%
  5. Other: 8%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Tara D Newberry

    I endorse Paul, his commitment to his clients and cases is superior to any other attorney I have encountered in Las Vegas. He is passionate about the law and passionate about his clients' legal matters. Paul has negotiated a multitude of real estate transactions and workouts from small residential to large scale commercial. What sets him apart from any other lawyer is that he exerts 110% effort no matter the size of the case or the income level of his client.


    Tara Newberry Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Connaghan | Newberry A Law Firm

7854 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV, 89117-1944


NVAttorney Active198702/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerDesert Companion Magazine2014
"The List" of Local Law FirmsThe Las Vegas Business Press2012
Certificate of Appreciation as an Honorary Judge at Mock TrialSate Bar of Nevada2011
Certificate of AppreciationIREM/National Association of Realtors1995
American Inns of Court FoundationAmerican Inns of Court Foundation1989
Cum LaudeBoston College1983
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerConnaghan | Newberry A Law Firm2010 - Present
AttorneyDeaner, Deaner, Scann, Malan & Larsen2005 - 2010
Certified Arbitrator, court annexed programSupreme Court Of Nevada2000 - 2013
General CounselVestin Mortgage1999 - 2005
In House CounselAllstate Insurance Company1998 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices for the State Bar of NevadaAppointed Member2014 - Present
KiwanisMember2011 - Present
Lions AssociationMember2010 - 2010
Clark County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Nevada, Real Property Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Multi-Million Dollar Land PurchasePaved the way for the client’s purchase of a strategically located, multi-million dollar 80 plus acre parcel of land in Las Vegas.
Multi-Million Dollar Land PurchaseThe closing grossed over $180 million on behalf of 180 investor clients.
Closed Lease Agreements With National TenantsN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of Nevada publicationForecosures in Nevada2008
State Bar of Nevada publicationEthical Considerations2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wyoming College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Boston CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
University of San DiegoN/AN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Real Estate ForeclosureEthics in Real Estate2014
Conference for Keller Williams Real Estate AgentsShort Sale Law2011
Legal Options for Nevada HomeownersForeclosure Mediation, Short Sale, Loan Modification & Bankruptcy2010
Foreclosures in Nevada CLEForeclosures in Nevada2008
Ethical Considerations in Real Estate Transactions CLEEthical Considerations in Real Estate Transactions2008