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

Phone: (702) 792-7000

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Practice Highlights:

John M. Sullivan is a seasoned transactional attorney and business leader bringing over 25 years of experience in optimizing results for his clients, partners and business associates.  John focuses his practice in the areas of real estate transactions, business acquisition and disposal, loan transactions and works outs, gaming law and land use and zoning.

John has represented a diverse group of real estate clients and developers, guiding them through various legal issues during the acquisition/disposal, development, leasing and project financing phases.  His business clients have ranged from Las Vegas Strip-based restaurants and specialty attractions to entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses in the hospitality, development, retail and gaming services fields.  John has guided clients through the process of obtaining restricted and unrestricted gaming and other privileged licenses in Nevada and several Native American jurisdictions.


John is a native Las Vegan and active member of the Southern Nevada community.  He is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization Gold Las Vegas Chapter; having previously served as the president, education chair, membership chair and forum chair for the YPO chapter.  He is a board member (emeritus) of Three Square, Southern Nevada’s food bank distributing in excess of 40,000,000 pounds of food to the food insecure in the valley.  John also serves as an advisory board member to Project 150, and is a founding board member of the UNLV Rebel Soccer Foundation.  He has previously served on the boards of Nevada Commerce Bank, Bishop Gorman High School, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and Variety – the Children’s Charity.


John is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and the Clark County Bar Association.  He has served as President of the largest Nevada-owned shopping center development company, run two gaming service-related businesses and held two separate unrestricted gaming licenses issued by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

  • Part of industry coalition that obtained the modification of a US Treasury Regulation for Tax Withholding to the US pari-mutuel wagering industry
  • Board Member International Masters of Gaming Law 2003-2006
  • Panelist Expansion of Race and Sportsbooks wagering internationally – IMGL Ljubljana, Slovenia June 2006


J.D. George Washington University, 1991

B.S. University of Southern California, 1987
Beta Gamma Sigma – Business Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society

Harvard Business School – Young Presidents’ Organization Executive MBA Program, 2006-2012
5 of 7 Years as Group Leader

Bar Admission:

Nevada, 1991