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Steven Pacitti

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

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Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    Contracts and agreements in many areas of business and transactional law.

    35 years

  2. Commercial real estate
    All aspects of commercial transactional law for people and entities.

    35 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Selection of proper form of entity; formation, governance and operation for profit and non-profit organizations.

    35 years

  4. Entertainment
    Negotiate and document agreements in the sports and entertainment field, including movies, television, music, unarmed combat, mixed martial arts, boxing, golf and celebrity impersonators; address issues in regards to NV live entertainment tax; contests and contest rules.

    35 years

  5. Intellectual property
    Trademark and copyright registrations and licensing; rights of publicity licensing.

    35 years

  6. Licensing
    Licensing of trademarks, copyrights and rights of publicity.

    35 years

  7. Limited liability company (LLC)
    Formation, operation and dissolution of LLCs,including series LLCs.

    35 years

  8. Tax
    Tax planning for formation, operation, dissolution and reporting of individual and business tax matters in a myriad of circumstances and transactions.

    35 years

  9. Estate planning

    35 years

  10. Trademark application

    35 years

Steven Pacitti’s practice focuses on business entities and transactions, real estate, estate and tax planning, intellectual property and sports/entertainment law.

Mr. Pacitti has more than 20 years of broad-based commercial legal and business experience. In addition to individual transactions, Mr. Pacitti acts as outside general counsel for numerous businesses, across many industries. This breadth of legal and business acumen provides valuable insights and guidance to Mr. Pacitti’s clients in legal, business, or transactional environments and cuts across several legal disciplines.   In addition to traditional commercial and business transactions, Mr. Pacitti has developed a sophisticated concentration in negotiating and preparing trademark, copyright and rights of publicity licensing agreements for high-profile clients and organizations, such as Shaquille O’Neal, Hulk Hogan, Andre Agassi, Stefani Graf, the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, and Stefani Graf’s Children for Tomorrow. He has represented the Pure Management Group in its successful quest to bring Dick’s Last Resort, Lucky Strike, Trader Vic’s, and the Pussycat Dolls Lounge to Las Vegas. He negotiates celebrity appearances for various nightclubs and entertainment venues and was instrumental in finalizing agreements with Mariah Carey, Nicky Hilton, Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein, Nick Lachey, and many others.

In the field of sports and entertainment law, Mr. Pacitti represents world champion boxers, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar, and WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, as well as several other athletes, managers, media, promoters, and sponsors in the growing mixed-martial arts industry. He also represents some of the world’s most famous celebrity impersonators and has negotiated, documented, and overseen numerous television, movie, music, and theatre productions. Mr. Pacitti is a member of the advisory board for the University of Baltimore School of Law Center for Sport and the Law and speaker for the ABA Young Lawyers’ IP and Sports section.

In addition, he has negotiated license agreements with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), the Professional Bull Riders Tour (PBR), World Series of Poker, Planet Hollywood as well as, Elvis Presley Enterprises and the Frank Sinatra Estate.

Mr. Pacitti also handles hotel and private equity transactions. Over the course of his career, he has participated in well over $1 billion in hospitality property acquisitions nationally, as well as an extensive array of transactions affiliated with the hospitality industry.

Mr. Pacitti previously served as of counsel to one of Nevada’s largest and most prestigious law firms; top legal officer at a dynamic fast-rising supplement and energy drink company during a period of unprecedented expansion in the supplement and beverage industries; a full spectrum sports and entertainment company; and a national hotel company.

Mr. Pacitti joined Black & LoBello in 2010.  He received his B.B.A from St. Bonaventure University in New York, Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo, College of Law, an LL.M. from the University of Florida, College of Law.


    Licensed for 35 years
    State NV
    Status Active
    Acquired 2004
    Updated 12/11/2022
    State NM
    Status Active
    Acquired 1988
    Updated 02/07/2011
    State NY
    Status Currently Registered
    Acquired 1987
    Updated 11/17/2022

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    Steven Pacitti, Esq., LL.M.
    4435 S. Eastern Avenue
    Las Vegas, NV, 89119


    5.0 / 5.0
      3 customer reviews
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    Posted by Greg | March 29, 2013
    Excellent Attorney in Las Vegas
    I have utilized Steve's services and expertise in contract/agreement negotiations multiple times. Each and every time he has far exceeded my expectations and took care of my needs and wants in regards to the negotiations with the other parties mainly in the business employment and sports and entertainment fields. I have and will continue to refer my family, friends and colleagues to Steve.
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    Posted by Ted | May 9, 2011
    Pragmatic, forward thinking and effective
    Steve was in house counsel at a firm where I was appointed CFO to help lead a turnaround. To call it a mess is being very kind. There were backdoor deals, cash transactions and mis-representations galore. Somehow, Steve managed to keep us on the right path, help define the appropriate positions for the Company, soothe investor tensions and most importantly help us get it across the finish line. I still have business in Las Vegas, and Steve is the only attorney I use. If we need to bring in other counsel, it is only at his referral. Hire him, you will be pleased
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    Posted by Gary I | May 6, 2011
    Extremely knowledgable and professional Attorney, Steve Pacitti.
    The AMR Group is a professional sports marketing and management firm representing some of the top competitors in the worlds fastest growing sport, mixed martial arts. Having Mr.Pacitti as not only an attorney, but as a trusted advisor with knowledge and experience specific to our business makes him an extremely valuable part of our everyday operations. I highly recommend Mr.Pacitti for his thorough approach and understanding of what an attorney client / relationship should be.
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    AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

    Work Experience

    • Attorney
    • Black & LoBello
    • 2010 - Present


    • University of Florida
    • LL.M - Master of Laws
    • 1987
    • University of Toledo College of Law
    • JD - Juris Doctor
    • 1986
    • St Bonaventure University
    • B.B.A.
    • 1982


    • Center for Sports & the Law; University of Baltimore School of Law
    • Advisory Board Member
    • 2010 - Present
    • New Mexico State Bar Association
    • Tax Section Board of Directors
    • 1992 - 2009

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Honors and Awards

    • Regional Minority Business Advocate of the Year
    • United States Small Business Administration
    • 2000
    • Business Advocate of the Year
    • Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
    • 2000

    Speaking Engagements

    • Sports & Entertainment Law Forum
    • MMA: Legal Aspects of an Emerging Sport
    • 2011
    • Spring Meeting
    • Entertainment, Sports & IP Law
    • 2010
    • Guest Lecturer
    • Special Event Contracts and Legal Considerations for the Resort Hotel Casino
    • 2010
    • General Meeting
    • Copyrights and Releases for Photographers
    • 2010
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    Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 25
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    "Steve is brilliant yet down to earth. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. He was my mentor and I quickly observed how he is one of the best lawyers in Nevada."
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    Steven Pacitti
    Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Las Vegas, NV
    Licensed for 35 years