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Leon Franklin Mead II

Construction and development Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 7 years
    Nevada - NV 28 years
    California - CA 33 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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THE LEADER IN NEVADA CONSTRUCTION LAW

Leon Mead has been handling construction law matters almost exclusively for over 33 years. His practice is primarily devoted to representation of public and private owners, developers, contractors, specialty contractors, construction managers, material suppliers and design professionals, in construction contract preparation, negotiation and implementation; LEED Certification/Green Building compliance, litigation, arbitration and mediation, construction claims, mechanics lien remedies, construction defect defense including residential and commercial deficiency design and construction claims, delay, disruption, acceleration and other impact claims, bid protests, professional licensing, construction related administrative & criminal defense, construction industry issues, commercial and business litigation. He also serves as a Private Arbitrator, Mediator and Dispute Resolution Board (DRB) Member.

On construction and development related transactional matters, Leon has significant experience in planning, negotiating, drafting and coordinating contracts as unique as design and construction of multi-billion-dollar complex commercial multi-use projects, and as routine as form UCC Article 2 sales transaction / credit agreements for construction goods and materials. His experience includes myriad delivery method options (including Design-Bid-Build (Competitive Bidding), Design-Build, Construction Management at Risk, Construction Management as Agent, Owner-Builder, Design, Build, Operate and Maintain, Fast-Track and Flash-Track), utilizing various financing and compensation methods (including lump sum, cost plus fee, guaranteed maximum price (“GMP”), joint venture funding, public private partnership, etc.). This experience allows him to partner with and advise clients as to various strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks that each of these construction methods pose, and recommend strategies to manage the particular issues unique to the project circumstances. Leon has also advised clients on necessary construction administration and management processes that avoid pitfalls created by legislative enactment.

Leon is dedicated to development of Nevada laws that impact construction and to advising his clients and the Nevada construction industry of their implications: Testifying before numerous state legislative committees on construction related topics and cited by the Nevada Supreme Court in support of construction related opinions. Leon is a frequent lecturer and prolific author on construction law and industry issues. He is the author of the first (and only) comprehensive “Nevada Construction Law” treatise, published by Thompson Reuters / West, 2009 through 2012; DHG Publications 2013 through 2016 (and cited with approval by the Nevada Supreme Court in multiple published decisions), and numerous articles on construction law topics. He teaches Construction Law as faculty adjunct at the William S. Boyd School of Law (UNLV), an invited lecturer on construction law to the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, and State Bar of Nevada Annual Meetings. He has recently been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Nevada Lawyer, the official magazine of the State Bar of Nevada. He also serves as an independent mediator and arbitrator of construction disputes.

Leon’s work is recognized by his 2021 Top Lawyer Lifetime Achievement award from Vegas, Inc.®; 2006-2023 Band 1, Litigation: Construction-Nevada ranking by Chambers USA®; Selection as 2013 & 2016 Construction Lawyer of the Year in Las Vegas by Best Lawyers®; 2006 through 2024 inclusion in Best Lawyers®; 2007 through 2024 listing in Superlawyers®, his AV rating from Martindale-Hubble®, selection as a Senior Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America®, Founding Member of the Construction Litigation Counsel of America®, as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation®, 2015 Associate Member of the Year of the Nevada Contractors Association®, 2007, Associate Member of the Year of the Nevada Framing Contractors Association®, and as the 2005 Associate member of the Year by the Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter®. He has the distinction of being the only practicing lawyer to be elected to the Board of Directors of the Nevada Contractors Association (fka Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter), and has held that position since 2005; and in 2016 Leon was appointed to the NCA’s Executive Committee. In 2015 he founded the Nevada Association of Construction Counsel, a group dedicated to the betterment of Nevada construction law.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Mead Law Group LLP
7251 W Lake Mead Blvd, Suite 460
Las Vegas, NV, 89128

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1990

Associations

  • Construction Litigation Counsel of America
  • Founding Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Senior Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • Nevada Contractors Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Vegas Inc.
  • 2021
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Construction Lawyer of the year: Metro Las Vegas
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Construction Lawyer of the Year, Metro Las Vegas
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation Construction
  • Best Attorneys in America
  • 2009
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law & Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer: Construction Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Tier 1 - Nevada Litigation: Construction
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Senior Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • N/A
  • Founding Member
  • Construction Litigation Counsel of America
  • N/A
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Publications

  • DHG Publications (2012-2016)
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • 2016
  • Thompson Publishing Group/West (2009-2012)
  • Nevada Construction Law
  • 2009

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Las Vegas Construction and development Lawyer Leon Franklin Mead II
Leon Franklin Mead II
Construction and development Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 33 years