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Charles C. Rainey

Charles C. Rainey

Practice areas:

Business, Litigation, International Law

About Me

Chaz Rainey manages an expansive practice, with experience spanning numerous industries, practice areas and jurisdictions.  Licensed in the practice of law in California, New York, Nevada and the District of Columbia, while also a graduate scholar of the London School of Economics, Chaz Rainey offers his clients a global perspective that few attorneys can. 


As a trial-level litigator, Chaz has successfully brought and defended dozens of cases in both state and federal court. As an appellate lawyer, Chaz has argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Nevada Supreme Court.  In his international practice, Chaz has advised clients on issues of international commerce, brokered multi-million dollar contracts, and worked to resolve large-scale disputes between American investors and foreign sovereign entities.   As a transactional attorney, he has spearheaded mergers and acquisitions, negotiated large-scale, international distribution agreements, and orchestrated the issueance of hundreds of millions of dollars in private securities.  His clients include businesses in such industries as entertainment, gaming, aviation, manufacturing, hospitality, telephony, finance, health and beauty, agriculture, professional sports, real estate, charitable non-profits, and international trade.


Chaz began his legal career as the in-house legal counsel to Lucky’s race and sports books, a consolidated operator of race and sports book gaming facilities, with locations throughout Nevada.  Chaz helped guide the company from a simple idea into a fully-financed, multi-million dollar operation, with over a dozen licensed gaming locations throughout the State of Nevada.  Lucky's was later purchased from the international gaming conglomerate William Hill.


Since leaving his position with Lucky's, Chaz has embraced a diverse practice in business law, helping dozens of other companies flourish, even in the most difficult economic climate. 


While in law school, Chaz served as a legal extern in the Washington, D.C. office of then Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (now, Senate Majority Leader). He also served as a summer associate for the internationally renowned law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. While in his third year of law school, Chaz clerked for a general practice attorney based in the Las Vegas Valley, where he gained exposure to a wide range of litigation matters, including contract disputes, workers compensation claims, and personal injury. Upon graduating from law school, Chaz accepted a position with the startup gaming company Brandywine Bookmaking, where he directly assisted the company’s President and CEO in developing Lucky's Race and Sprots Books from a simple concept to a licensed multi-million dollar gaming operation.


Chaz earned his undergraduate degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors.  He is currently a graduate scholar of the executive LLM programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Business: 45%
    8 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    8 years, 53 cases
  3. International Law: 25%
    8 years, 3 cases



Hourly ($350-575/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • John Spyros Fotopoulos

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Fotopoulos Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Courtney McIver Devine

    Chaz is a versatile attorney, highly skilled in complex civil litigation matters, and estate planning, and provides strategic solutions to his clients. Best of all, Chaz goes the extra mile for his clients, caring for them in a compassionate manner. I strongly endorse this attorney.


    Courtney Devine Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Rainey Legal Group, PLLC

9340 W. Martin Ave.
Las Vegas, NV, 89148

Rainey Legal Group, PLLC

1200 G St., NW
8th floor
Washington, DC, 20005

Rainey Legal Group, PLLC

1801 Century Park East
24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067

Rainey Legal Group, PLLC

45 Rockefeller Plaza, Ste. 2000
New York, NY, 10111




NYCurrently registered 201303/13/2015
DCActive 200905/24/2015
NVAttorney Active200808/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Second Place - RegionalNationals Moot Court2007
Best Brief - RegionalNationals Moot Court2007
Dean'sAwardWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2007
IAGA Shannon Bybee Scholarship AwardInternational Association of Gaming Advisors2007
Regional PlacementJessup International Moot Court2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerRainey Legal Group, PLLC2008 - Present
Legal CounselBrandywine Bookmaking LLC2007 - 2008
Summer AssociateGreenberg Traurig2006 - 2006
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Robert Kurth2006 - 2007
Legal ExternUnited States Senate2005 - 2005
Research AssistantUniversity Of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School Of Law2005 - 2006
Motion Picture Studio Mechanic (Grip/Electric)IATSE Local 4871997 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
UNLV Boyd School of Law Alumni AssociationBoard Member2014 - Present
Association of Certified Fraud ExaminersMember2012 - Present
Society of Cincinatti - New Jersey ChapterMember2011 - Present
Nevada Film Development AuthorityPresident2008 - Present
State Bar of Nevada, Publications CommitteeVice Chair2008 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Society of International LawMember2008 - 2010
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Wilson v. HolderOn appeal to the Ninth Circuit
Gonzalez v. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police DepartmentSettlement Approved just prior to trial
Durango Structures v. NV Fitness ManagementUpon our motion, Court struck Plaintiff's complaint and awarded our client a $450,000 judgment for its counterclaims.

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
Jus Gentium QuarterlyA Humanist Examination of the African Economic Community: Using Economic Integration to Combat Tyranny and Promote Human Rights2009
Gaming LawyerGaming Law in Legal Education: Gaming Law's Unexplored Opportunities in America's Law Schools2008
Jus GentiumVultuer Funds Circle Over Africa2007
Jus GentiumIsreali Feminists Fight For Front Row Seats2007
Jus GentiumMy Bombs Are Bigger Than Yours: Jaques Chirac Revives The Old Game Of "Mutual Assured Destruction"2007
Jus Gentium Quarterly ReviewThe African Court: Building a Continental Benchmark of Justice2007
Jus GentiumThe Violent Legacy of the Second Congolese War Continues2006
Jus GentiumDespite Public Outcry, A Deal in Dubai Might Not Be So Bad2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
London School of Economics and Political ScienceInternational LawLL.M - Master of Laws2015
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Nevada-Las VegasAccountingMBA - Masters in Business Administration2007
University of California - BerkeleyEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Banker's CodeTrusts: An Overview and Understanding of the Basic Elements of a Trust2012