Contact:  (775) 688-3017,

Shawn G. Pearson is a shareholder whose practice focuses primarily on corporate law, real property law, and other commercial transactions.  He has represented a range of clients, from startup small business owners to Fortune 500 corporations.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Utah, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (with distinction), University of Nevada, Reno, 1993


  • State Bar of Nevada, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1997


  • Member, Executive Committee, State Bar of Nevada Real Property Section
  • Member, Board of Directors, Reno Bicycle Project
  • Chair, State Bar of Nevada Young Lawyers Section, 2003-04
  • Member, Board of Directors, Reno Wheelmen, 2006-09


Mr. Pearson presents frequently on issues relating to real property and commercial leasing, including Foreclosures, Deeds in Lieu, Short Sales, and Foreclosure Alternatives in Nevada, which was presented to the State Bar of Nevada’s Family Law Section’s Annual Meeting in 2011.  Other publications and presentations include:

  • Tenants’ 2012 Retail Leasing Issues, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Business Law Guide 2012
  • Where to Turn, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, February 13, 2012
  • The Risks In Buying a Delinquent Mortgage, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, April 8, 2011
  • Hype or Hypertext? A Plan for the Law Review to Move into the Twenty-First Century, 1997 Utah L. Rev. 765


  • "AV" Rated, Martindale Hubbell


Business and Commercial

  • Business and Commercial Agreements
  • Corporate Structure and Formation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnerships & LLCs
  • Real Estate
  • Secured Transactions
  • Small Business

Real Estate

  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Relationships
  • Homeowners’ Associations