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Mark K. Smallhouse

About Mark Smallhouse

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Mark Smallhouse is a Reno, Nevada based attorney with over 26 years of experience as an attorney specializing in corporate, business and tax planning, commercial real property and integrated estate planning.  Mr. Smallhouse is a member of the Nevada and California State Bar Associations.  Mr. Smallhouse is also a member the Executive Committee of the Nevada State Bar's Business Law Section, which is responsible for drafting changes, additions and amendments to Nevada's Business Laws, including those covering corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.


Mr. Smallhouse began his legal career with McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen a highly respected San Francisco-based national law firm. McCutchen Doyle has subsequently merged into the Bingham McCutchen law firm.  At McCutchen, his practice was focused on representing regional and national technology clients in corporate, taxation, commercial finance and real estate matters.

Mr. Smallhouse also served as a partner in Los Altos, California law firm Myers, Hawley, McDonnell & Smallhouse counseling small to medium sized clients on business and tax planning and commercial real estate matters. Mr. Smallhouse represented Lane Publishing Company in its acquisition by Time-Warner, Inc., and was involved in advising real estate clients in several of the then largest commercial real estate transactions in Silicon Valley history.

Mr. Smallhouse's entrepreneurial ambitions were realized with the founding of Legal Compliance Software, a Silicon Valley software development company producing legal compliance and form automation software. The company's software was distributed by Matthew Bender & Company, a large legal publisher.

Heading New Venture Attorney's Reno, Nevada office, Mr. Smallhouse, who relocated from Silicon Valley, is able to pursue such favorite outdoor interests as ski racing, in which he competes on a masters level.  He has also served on the boards the Nevada Youth Ski Education Foundation and the Far West Masters Scholarship Program.  He is licensed as a referee, and a technical delegate by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and in that capacity serves as a race official at Junior and Masters level ski races.

Mr. Smallhouse obtained his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law from which he graduated with high distinction.

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