Paul E. Larsen

Morris Polich & Purdy LLP
Las Vegas

Practice & Industry Focus Biographies:

Paul is a Regulatory and Administrative law attorney with highly specialized experience in alcohol compliance (Tied House and FDA regulatory compliance), business and professional licensing, land use, regulatory compliance at the local, state and federal level, and municipal and state government relations. He has also drafted state and local government laws and regulations concerning money laundering, first amendment issues, land use and gaming law.

Paul has represented clients before numerous local and state agencies including Nevada’s Gaming Control Board, Gaming Commission, Athletic Commission, Public Utilities Commission and Financial Institutions Division of the Department of Business & Industry. He is an experienced lobbyist before the Nevada State Legislature and all local governments of Southern Nevada. Paul has appeared before Nevada State and federal courts including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practices & Industries:  Administrative Law  |  Real Estate Law  |  Regulatory & Licensing


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1989
  • B.A., University of Oregon, 1986

Court Admissions

  • Nevada Federal and State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1989

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Enrolled before Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission
  • Board Member and past President, Nevada Legal Services
  • General Counsel, Corporation for Solar Technology & Renewable Resources
  • General Counsel, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
  • President's Club Member, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • University of Oregon
    - Chairman, Moot Court Board
    - Managing Editor, Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation


  • Chambers and Partners USA Ranking, Nevada Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2017
  • Regulatory & Licensing Lawyer of the Year in Nevada, Global Law Experts, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Franchise Law, Government Relations Practice
  • Nevada/Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007-2017
  • Top Rated Administrative Law Attorney in Las Vegas, NV, Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Reviewed, AV® Preeminent™ Rating
  • U.S. News' Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers and Partners USA Ranking
  • Desert Companion's Top Lawyers

Speeches, Publications and Email Alerts

  • Author, "Public lands argument not rooted in fact," Las Vegas Review-Journal, March 26, 2016