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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I have worked with Mark on a variety of business and transactional law matters. He is hard-working, experienced and one of the leading business/corporate attorneys in Northern Nevada. In my opinion, what sets Mark apart from other skilled practitioners is his ability to find innovative, novel solutions to issues that other attorneys are unwilling/unable to manage.
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|AZ||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||1986||04/24/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite-Top 1% of Nevada Attorneys||Nevada Business Magazine||2012|
|Certified Wealth Preservation Planner||Wealth Preservation Institute||2007|
|Certified Asset Protection Planner||Wealth Preservation Institute||2007|
|Award of JD with High Distinction||University of Arizona College of Law||1986|
|Dean's List||University of Arizona College of Law||1986|
|Dean's List||University of Arizona College of Law||1985|
|Dean's List||University of Arizona College of Law||1984|
|Deans List||University of Arizona College of Law||1983|
|Founder-Partner||Nevantage Law Group||2012 - Present|
|Partner||New Venture Attorneys||2002 - Present|
|Partner||Hoy & Smallhouse||2000 - 2002|
|Partner||Myers, Hawley, Myers, McDonnell & Smallhouse||1994 - 2000|
|Associate||Hallgrimson, McNichols||1991 - 1994|
|Associate||McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen||1988 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nevada Youth Ski Education Foundation||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Asset Protection Society||Nevada State Representative||2008 - Present|
|Nevada State Bar||Executive Committee-Business Law Section||2004 - Present|
|Far West Masters Ski Racing, Inc.||Board Member||2002 - Present|
|Washoe County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Nevada State Bar||Member||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1987 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity||President||1984 - 1985|
|Preventive Law Reporter||Reduction in Force-Practical Measures for Avoiding Liability||1996|
|Preventive Law Reporter||Drafting Effective Email Policies||1995|
|Preventive Law Reporter||Intel's "Lawyer in a Laptop" Redefining Corporate Compliance Training Programs||1994|
|University of Arizona College of Law||N/A||JD with High Distinction||1986|
|California State University, Chico||Finance and Economics||Other - Bachelors||1982|
|Advanced Issues in Real Estate Law||Advanced Tax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions||2009|
|Advanced LLC Issues||Advanced LLC Tax Issues||2008|
|Helping Your Client Select the Best Entity Option||Tax Aspects to Consider in Entity Selection||2007|
|Helping Your Client Select the Best Entity Option||S and C Corporation Basics||2007|
|Sage Teleseminar||The Series LLC||2006|
|Sage Teleseminar||For Doctors Only-Proven Wealth Strategy for Life||2005|
|Sage Teleseminar||Tax Efficient Exit Stretegies for Small Busines Owners||2005|
|Buying and Selling Nevada Businesses||Tax Aspects of Buying and Selling Business||2005|