Gary E. Schnitzer

Kravitz, Schnitzer & Johnson Chtd.

Phoenix, Arizona 85001


Accident, Cannabis, Civil, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury, Real Estate

Practicing since 1980, Gary has concentrated his practice in transactional matters and litigation in the fields of real estate, commercial, mortgage lending, corporate law, employment law, and insurance defense. Gary is rated “A.V.” by Martindale Hubbell. Gary regularly represents banks, mortgage lenders and loan servicers in a variety of individual and consumer class action matters, including federal appeals.

Recent accomplishments include representing a guarantor in a $2.16 billion loan package; representing a lender in Nevada regarding a $550 million loan package; representing a guarantor in a $100 million loan package; receiving a defense verdict in defending a title company against a $5 million breach of contract claim; successfully representing lenders and loan servicers against claims of fraud and other lender liability issues; representing the seller in the sale of $50 million business; and received a jury verdict award in excess of $2.2 million in a plaintiff's medical malpractice case against a doctor and a surgical center. Gary also has considerable experience in complex mass tort litigation.

Gary was recently named one of the 10 Most Prominent Real Estate Attorneys in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Business Press.

Gary presently serves as a Referee for the Las Vegas Justice Court and often acts as a private arbitrator. Gary was recently appointed as Mediator to the U.S. District Court Early Mediation Program for Section 1983 Inmate Cases.

Admitted to Practice: State Bar of Nevada, 1980; United States District Court, 1980; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1982; United States Supreme Court, 2003.

Professional Activities: Clark County Bar Association; American Bar Association; and Private Mediator. Panelist, ABA Business Law Section, Spring 2012, Fisher Memorial Program: “Home Ownership: American Dream or American Nightmare”.

Kravitz, Schnitzer & Johnson was formed in 1988 by combining experienced litigators from two diverse firms with extensive experience in complex litigation, insurance, real estate, and commercial collection and creditors' rights in bankruptcy.

KSJ employs experienced attorneys, paralegals, collectors and support staff. With a firm size of more than 50 people, your business will always be our number one priority.

The firm is experienced in all phases of litigation from the trial level through the appellate process in both state and federal court.

Over the years, the firm has proudly represented the interests of some of the most prestigious Nevada Hotel and Gaming Companies, National and State Banks, Real Estate Companies, and leading concerns in the Insurance Industry.

8985 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89123

P: 702-222-4142
F: 702-362-2203
E: [email protected]
Publications and Presentations
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Description: Contributor to: "Commercial and Residential Lease Enforcement and Evictions in Nevada-How to Do Them Right," Las Vegas, 2003; Frequent lecturer, Las Vegas Board of Realtors. Cases: Taft v. Steinberg, 97 Nev. 597, 637 P.2d 533 (1981); Piedmont