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Karen Dennison


5441 Kietzke Lane, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89511

Karen skillfully assists clients with real property acquisition, development, leasing, sale and financing transactions. She represents both owners and lenders.

In her practice, she works closely with the Nevada Real Estate Division and other governmental and administrative agencies, and she has an active legislative practice in the fields of real estate and finance.

Karen represents a wide range of clients, including real estate developers, lenders, sellers and buyers. She represents both owners and lenders in transactions involving mixed use and golf course communities, time share developments, condominium-hotels, condominium conversions, industrial parks, shopping centers, office buildings and power plant facilities.


Bar Admissions


  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate Law – Reno, 2009, 2015, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Real Estate Law, 1993-2019
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate, Band 1, 2008-2018
  • The Legal 500, Real Estate Law, 2007-2014
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Nevada Legal Elite, 2010, 2012-2013, 2017
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Real Estate, 2013-2017
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Top 100 Lawyers, Real Estate, 2012
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Women Lawyers, Real Estate, 2009-2013
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®, Real Estate, 2007, 2008

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
    Vice-Chair of the Real Property Section
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Common-Interest Communities Committee
  • Fellow and State Chair of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Opinions Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • American Resort Development Association, State Legislative Committee

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