Mr. Gardberg concentrates his practice in corporate and transactional business matters, primarily in mergers and acquisitions, real estate deals, debt- and equity-financings, and asset sales.

He has also represented clients in corporate and litigation matters, including a variety of federal licensing, immigration, and employment law matters.  

Mr. Gardberg has handled simple and complex transactional matters all over the world, including deals stateside in Southern and Northern Nevada, Florida, and New York, and deals overseas in Great Britain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Ukraine, Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia, and the United Arab Emirates.  His clients include Fortune 500 companies, national and international banks, real estate developers, construction companies, established and start-up technology companies, manufacturers, and private and state charter schools. He also previously spent five years in Geneva, Switzerland overseeing a mass-claims compensation program reimbursing claimants for World War II-era property losses.  
 
Mr. Gardberg received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law) in 1996, finishing in the Top 10%, and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1991. He is licensed to practice in the States of Nevada, Florida, New York and California. 
  • Practice Areas

  • Education

    • University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), 1996
      • J.D.
    • Georgetown University, 1991
      • B.A., summa cum laude
         
  • Admissions

    • Nevada, 2008
    • Florida, 2008
    • New York, 2005
    • California, 1997
    • United States Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit, 2012
    • United States District Court - District of Nevada, 2008
    • United States Court of Appeals - 11th Circuit, 2006
       
  • Professional Accomplishments

    • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018
  • Memberships

    • Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program - Foreclosure Mediator, 2009 - 2013
    • State of Florida - Family Law Mediator, 2007 - 2010
    • St. Baldrick's Foundation - Fundraiser & Shavee
    • Georgetown Club of Las Vegas - Founding Member/Board Director
       
  • Presentations / Speaking Engagements

  • Representative Matters

    • Local counsel in $150 million sale of Strip-adjacent land zoned for a large gaming resort in Las Vegas, NV (2017).
    • Lead counsel for Nevada public charter school in (1) the $11.5 million acquisition of two campuses in the Las Vegas/Henderson Valley, and (2) long-term leasing of two additional campuses in the Valley (2017).
    • Lead counsel for an international investment group in the $17 million acquisition of residential real property in Beverly Hills, California (2017).
    • Lead counsel in the $16 million sale of a mixed-use, residential/commercial building in Las Vegas, NV (2017).
    • Local counsel for a California-based real estate investment group, as borrower, in a $19.75 million loan (2017).
    • Lead counsel in the $7.6 million acquisition of eight home healthcare businesses across the United States (2016-2017).
    • Lead counsel in the acquisition for a European client of a California snowboard business (2016).
    • Lead counsel in the acquisition of two after-school tutoring businesses (2016).
    • Lead counsel for purchaser in $20 million acquisition of Las Vegas, NV hotel property, with debt- and equity-financing (2015).
    • Lead counsel for seller in $15 million sale of Las Vegas, NV real property (2015).
    • Lead counsel for lender in $284,000 loan workout secured by Las Vegas, NV real property (2015).
    • Counsel for seller in $50 million asset sale of Reno, NV transportation / order-fulfillment company (2015).
    • Counsel to medicinal marijuana company in various transactional matters (2015).
    • Lead counsel for lender in foreclosure of Las Vegas, NV real property under $432 million loan (2014).
    • Lead counsel for sellers in $12.1 million sale of a Las Vegas, NV gaming-services company (2014).
    • Counsel for buyer in $2.1 million purchase of multiple dental practices (2014).
    • Counsel for land developer in $7.4 million development of Las Vegas, NV real property for a mixed-income apartment community (2014).
    • Lead counsel for buyer in $11 million purchase of luxury Las Vegas, NV real property (2013).
    • Counsel for sellers in $37 million asset sale of Reno, NV hotel/casino resort (2013).
    • Counsel for sellers in $34.5 million asset sale of Las Vegas, NV manufacturing company (2013).
    • Lead counsel for property owner in reality-T.V. show project (2013).
    • Lead counsel for Las Vegas, NV-based investment company in (i) nightclub investment; (ii) artwork purchase; (iii) music festival production deal; and (iv) school sponsorship deal (2013). Lead counsel for seller in $50 million sale (with $35 million lender-financing component) of a luxury hotel/casino resort in Henderson, NV (2012). This deal was the fifth largest real estate transaction in the Southern Nevada market.
    • Lead counsel for court-appointed receiver in $3.9 million sale of Las Vegas, NV real property (2012).
    • Lead counsel for buyer in $175,000 purchase of airport servicing company (2012).
    • Local counsel to international bank in renegotiation and workout of $450 million loan secured by Las Vegas, NV property (2011).
    • Local counsel to international bank in renegotiation and workout of $537 million loan secured by Las Vegas, NV property (2011).
    • Lead counsel for court-appointed receiver in $8 million sale of Las Vegas, NV real property (2011).
    • Lead counsel for real property owner in $1.6 million remediation project in Las Vegas, NV (2011). Lead counsel to Nevada bank in foreclosure of Las Vegas, NV real property under $1.6 million loan (2011).
    • Counsel to Fortune 500 company in $14 million intentional tort case.
    • Counsel to state taxing authority in involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
    • Counsel to pro bono clients in civil fraud case (through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada).
    • Counsel to defendant in tortious conversion case in Las Vegas, NV.
    • Counsel to lender in state receivership action regarding defaulting subprime auto-loan company.
    • Counsel to lender in foreclosure suit involving residential real property.
    • Counsel to tenant in landlord/tenant dispute.
    • Counsel to law firm in Ponzi-scheme proceedings.
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Mark J. Gardberg

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3800 Howard Hughes Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89169-5980
Office: (702) 667-4842
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