Valley of Fire, NV


Address: 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 650
Las Vegas , NV 89135

Phone: (702) 792-7000

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Practice Highlights:

Bob Gronauer is the Managing Partner of the firm and is also a senior member of the firm’s Government Affairs Department. His practice primarily focuses on zoning and land use law at the local government level.

Bob is a seasoned attorney who represents almost all local and national developers and individuals before the North Las Vegas City Council; North Las Vegas Planning Commission; Clark County Board of County Commission; Clark County Planning Commission; Clark County Town Boards; Las Vegas City Council; Las Vegas Planning Commission; Nye County Planning Commission; Nye County Board of County Commission; Lincoln County Planning Commission; Lincoln County Board of County Commission and other related boards to obtain land use entitlements, business and liquor licenses. He has represented developers to obtain approvals to expand the gaming enterprise district for hotels and casinos in the Las Vegas Valley. Additionally, Bob has negotiated and drafted most of the development agreements for the master-planned communities and large scale projects in the City of Las Vegas, Clark County, City of North Las Vegas and Nye County. He has drafted legislation to amend municipal code and zoning code provisions at the local government level.

In 1998, Bob represented the developer of Iron Mountain Ranch master-planned community to obtain various entitlements. He negotiated and drafted the development agreement, development standards and design guidelines. At the time of its approval, it was the second largest master-planned community in the City of Las Vegas.  Since the passage of SB208 in 1999, Bob has been retained by the development community to entitle properties for gaming to allow for the development of neighborhood hotel and casinos.  He also drafted legislation that was adopted by the local governments to allow grocery stores via the internet to deliver alcohol beverages in conjunction with grocery deliveries.

In 2006, Bob was the lead attorney to negotiate and draft a one billion dollar development agreement for the development of Park Highlands located in the City of North Las Vegas. This was the largest master-planned community in North Las Vegas consisting of 2,675 acres which was entitled for residential, commercial, mixed use, public facilities, parks and schools. Bob currently represented the new owners of this master planned community.  He has negotiated the prior development agreement on the client’s behalf.  The master planned community has been renamed Villages at Tule Springs.  Bob is also working on Faraday Future, a large innovative industrial project within Apex Industrial Park in North Las Vegas.

In 2008, Mr. Gronauer represented various property owners in Clark County to annex over 10,000 acres of property into the City of North Las Vegas. This area, known as Apex, is the future development of industrial uses.


Bob is a regular speaker before homeowner associations, various trade and industrial groups. He has been a guest speaker at the UNLV Law School and as a CLE Instructor for real estate and land use classes.

Since 1996, he has been a lector at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He is also very active with little league and club baseball. Bob was instrumental in the creation of the Las Vegas Extreme Baseball Club and was a five year member of the Lone Mountain Little League Board.  Bob currently serves on the board for the Miracle League.

Bob is a current member of the Clark County Bar Association and a former member of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association and Treasurer for the Las Vegas Rotary Club. Bob is routinely asked by local governments to serve as a member on various committees that review and discuss amending current legislation and ordinances for the development community. Currently, he is a member of Vistage.


  • In 2009, Bob was recognized by In Business as being one of the top 40 under 40 business people in Las Vegas.
  • Best Lawyers in America® –- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America® in Land Use & Zoning Law – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America® in Government Relations Practice – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Chambers USA - Leaders in their field in Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use - 2018
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Zoning & Land Use Law - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015 and 2017
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers in Land Use/Zoning, Government Relations – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers in Land Use/Zoning – 2017
  • The Nevada Business Magazine - 2009 Nevada Legal Elite
  • Desert Companion Top Lawyers for Real Estate – 2011 and 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell rating: BV


J.D. Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1996
B.A. College Misericordia, 1991

Bar Admission:

Nevada 1997