J. Douglas Driggs, Jr. practices in the areas of real estate, finance, and corporate law. His practice focuses primarily on the purchase, sale, leasing, and development of real property; acquisition, construction, and permanent financing (representing both lenders and borrowers); corporate mergers and acquisitions; entity structuring; and general corporate issues. Mr. Driggs represents several of southern Nevada’s largest and most respected commercial and residential developers and has participated in many of the more significant recent developments, including major shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, and apartment complexes. Mr. Driggs represents not only local businesses and developers, but also acts as local counsel for many regional and national companies with their Nevada projects.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Driggs joined the corporate and securities group at Streich Lang, in Phoenix, Arizona, where he practiced in the areas of corporate securities and mergers and acquisition and served as lead attorney for many of the firm’s public and private offerings, public reporting clients, and corporate transactions.
In 1990, Mr. Driggs relocated to Las Vegas to pursue opportunities in the rapidly expanding Nevada marketplace. His practice expanded to include real estate and finance, which eventually became a primary part of his practice.
In 1995, Mr. Driggs became a founding member of James, Driggs & Walch, which has now become Holley, Driggs, Walch, Puzey & Thompson. Together with his partners, Mr. Driggs has expanded the firm from four attorneys to one of the largest and most recognized law firms in Nevada.
Mr. Driggs attended Brigham Young University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics in 1981. He obtained his law degree from the University of Arizona in 1985, graduating with distinction.
Mr. Driggs is admitted to practice in Arizona (1985) and Nevada (1990). He is licensed to practice before all of the state courts of the State of Nevada.
Mr. Driggs is a member of the Nevada Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Bar and Court Admissions:
State Bar of Nevada, 1990
State Bar of Arizona, 1985
State Courts of Nevada
B.S., Brigham Young University, 1981
J.D. (with distinction), University of Arizona, 1985
Memberships and Affiliations:
State Bar of Nevada
American Bar Association
Clark County Bar Association