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Gayle Agnes Kern

Real estate Attorney at Reno, NV

3.0   2 reviews

also known as Gayle Kern, Gayle A. Kern

  • State Years
    California - CA 36 years
    Nevada - NV 39 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    We provide comprehensive counsel to businesses and business owners, from formation to dissolution. We work with parties buying or selling businesses, advise companies regarding corporate governance, contract drafting and review, and litigate all types of business and commercial disputes. We have extensive experience dealing with corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, not for profit and charitable entities.

  2. Commercial real estate

  3. Real estate
    Lease Transactions, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Acquisition & Development, and Litigation.

  4. Residential real estate
    Our practice focuses on all areas of the law affecting community associations, including the recovery of assessments through collections and foreclosures; transition from developer control; enforcement of association rules and governing documents; casualty and insurance claims, contracts, Fair Housing, litigation, mediation and arbitration; contract negotiation and review; corporate governance; interpretation and amendment of governing documents; and many others.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile on Avvo. After obtaining my Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon in 1984 I have practiced law in Northern Nevada for over 30 years and focus on real property law, commercial litigation, and creditor’s rights in bankruptcy. Currently, I serve as counsel to over two hundred fifty homeowners associations throughout Northern Nevada. The associations I represent vary in size from four units to as large as 6,000 and are concentrated in the Northern Nevada area. I provide all aspects of legal services upon request to my associations including interpretation of governing documents and applicable local, state and federal laws; guidance and training to Boards of Directors in connection with running a non-profit common-interest community; developer transition; collection of delinquent assessments; filing and responding to Intervention Affidavits with the Nevada Real Estate Division; all forms of litigation including Alternative Dispute Resolution, complaints in front of the Fair Housing Division of HUD, Small Claims Court, Justice Court, District Court, the Nevada Supreme Court and United States District Court of Nevada; and assistance in collections, liens and foreclosures. I also represent numerous companies in connection with commercial contracts and litigation arising from those contracts. As a result of my representation of associations and parties to contracts, I represent their interests in bankruptcy court. I have also served as a court-appointed trustee for a debtor. 

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Gayle Agnes Kern
5421 Kietzke Ln #200
Reno, NV, 89511

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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, ethical and responsive
Experienced in HOA law. Well respected amongst her peers. My HOA hired Gayle, but I also consulted with her, on a personal matter. She provided excellent advice, free of charge.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
How do we keep an Airbnb from existing in our condo complex?
Ms Kern was retained by our HOA to help us stop an Airbnb from doing business in our condo complex. We, as individual owners, do Not feel she represented us as we are still having to find a way to make this condo owner Cease and Desist immediately. She found numerous reasons and ways the Airbnb condo owner Could continue operating But did Not help Us Stop this short term rental. Airbnb is a Business and we are not zoned for a business. And the people who are using Airbnbs are Transients and Not Residents; as our HOA requires in order to to live here. We should not have to rewrite our CC & Rs to limit rental times as it is already illegal for people who are Not Residents to live here Short term or longer if they do not meet our CC &Rs definition off a Resident! Any other rulings regarding Airbnbs Should not Supersede our CC&Rs as they were written 30 plus years ago......long before Airb&bs were even Invented!!!
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Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, Chief Judge Edward C. Reed, Jr.
  • 1984 - 1986


  • Univ of Oregon SOL
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Univ of Oregon
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981


  • Northenr Nevada Women Lawyer's Association
  • N/A
  • Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Nevada Trial Lawyer's Association
  • N/A
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Legislative Action Committee
  • N/A
  • Nevada State Bar Real Estate Section
  • Sub-Committee for Common-Interest Communities
  • N/A
  • Southwest Vistas Homeowners Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Washoe Country Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Bruce R. Thompson Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 1994 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Hannah Humanitarian Award
  • The Committee to Aid Abused Women
  • 1999

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Reno Real estate Lawyer Gayle Agnes Kern
Gayle Agnes Kern
Real estate Attorney
Reno, NV
Licensed for 39 years