Attorney Profiles

Barry S. Goold 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Chief Executive Officer
phone (702) 436-2600
fax (702) 436-2650
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BARRY S. GOOLD received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkley in 1974 (Phi Beta Kappa), and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California School of Law at Berkley (Boalt Hall) in 1977. While attending Boalt Hall, he clerked for Melvin Belli of the law firm of Belli, Ash & Choulos, and also clerked for consumer-law specialist Robert A Goldstein. He is admitted to practice in California (1977) and Nevada (1978). From February 1978 through July 1982, he was an associate attorney with Lionel Sawyer & Collins, where his practice was concentrated in the areas of commercial real estate purchases and sales, real estate financing transactions, leases and landlord-tenant practice, sales and purchases of businesses, negotiation and performance of construction contracts, and other real and personal property matters. He continued and broadened his commercial practice as a Director in the firm of Smith, Goold & Kotchka prior to forming this firm. Mr. Goold has a personal rating of "av" from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been listed, under the category of real estate lawyers, in every consecutive edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Areas of Practice:
40% Sales of Commercial Real Estate
40% Real Estate Financing Transactions
10% Commercial Leasing
10% General Business & Real Estate Law
Bar Admissions:
Nevada, 1978
California, 1977
U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1979
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1977

University of California, Berkeley, California, 1974
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Honors: With Distinction
Major: Social Sciences

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Commercial Leasing, Continuing Legal Education, Nevada State Bar

Brokering of Commercial Leases, International Civil Service Commission

Obtaining Good Title in Real Estate Transactions, Continuing Legal Education

Honors and Awards:
Best Lawyers in America for (Nevada Real Estate Law) Editions, 1987 - 2001

Martindale Hubbell-AV Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Clark County Bar Association

American Bar Association

State Bar of Nevada

Past Employment Positions:
Melvin Belli, Law Clerk, 1975

Robert Goldstein-Consumer Law Specialist, Law Clerk, 1975 - 1977

Lionel, Sawyer & Collins, Associate Attorney, 1978 - 1982

Smith, Goold & Kotchka, Director, 1982 - 1988

Ancillary Businesses:
Expert Witness Engagements in Complex Commercial Litigation
Phi Beta Kappa