LAWRENCE BALANOVSKY

What drives me in my practice is the rewarding prospect of helping my clients build and grow their businesses, successfully and efficiently.  I utilize my robust tax background and broad commercial and civil litigation experience to assist my clients in making informed forward-looking legal decisions on how to structure their organizations and contractual agreements.

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Lawrence Balanovsky counsels clients on a wide spectrum of tax issues and transactional legal matters, including business entity formation and structuring, specialized service agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and general commercial contract drafting. His clients encompass companies in real estate/construction, entertainment, hospitality, healthcare, cannabis, and technology services.

In addition, Mr. Balanovsky has experience advising clients on commercial litigation issues when transactions and business relationships break down. Clients appreciate his understanding of navigating contract disputes, shareholder disputes, enforcement of intellectual property, and other business disputes. His breadth of litigation experience informs his transactional practice with an outlook on minimizing risk of litigation and protecting his clients.

Mr. Balanovsky received his undergraduate degree in Economics and International Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and his J.D. with a certificate in Business Law from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. He also earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University School of Law. 

Lawrence is proud of his Nevada roots, having graduated Valedictorian from The Meadows School in Las Vegas. He is passionate about giving back to the community and has been an active Child Advocacy Project (CAP) attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada since 2019. Mr. Balanovsky is a fluent speaker of Russian and has intermediate proficiency in Spanish. He is an avid film buff and foodie.

Practice Groups:

Appellate Practice
Business
Cannabis
Real Estate
Tax

Bar and Court Admissions:

State Bar of Nevada
U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada
District of Columbia Bar
New York State Bar