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Jim Mace, Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Las Vegas office, focuses his practice in the development, acquisition and disposition of virtually all asset classes of real estate. He represents private equity funds, developers and other investors and operators in the acquisition, financing, development, sale and leasing of commercial properties, including mixed use projects, resort hotels, retail assets, multi-family projects, timeshare developments, condominium properties, golf courses and strategic land sites.


  • Acquisition, development, financing and operation of real estate projects of all types
  • Design, structure, regulatory compliance and financing for mixed use, timeshare, condominium, retail and resort hotel projects
  • Land use and the development regulatory process



  • Represented Crestview Partners in connection with the acquisition of Emerald EMS, an electronics manufacturing services provider specializing in high-mix, low-volume engineering, design, prototyping, testing, assembly and lifecycle support services for blue-chip original equipment manufacturers across a range of end markets.
  • Represented Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT) in a BREIT-led joint venture with MGM Growth Properties LLC to acquire the Las Vegas real estate assets of MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay for $4.6 billion.
  • Represented Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT) in a BREIT-led joint venture with MGM Resorts International to acquire the real estate assets of the Bellagio for $4.25 billion in a sale-leaseback transaction.
  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Represented an affiliate of Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of Boomerang Laboratories, Inc., a manufacturer of liquid products for personal care, household and pharmaceutical use.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Kirlin Design Build LLC, one of the country’s leading engineering and construction companies, focused on large, complex federal and private sector projects.
  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its sale of Stonewall Kitchen, a leading manufacturer of premium branded specialty food and gift products, including jams, olive oils, bottled sauces, crackers and pancake mixes.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of RHA Health Services, a leading provider of community-based health services focused on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health needs and substance use challenges.
  • Represented WeWork in connection with its acquisition of Emprenurban, a Latin American-based real estate development and construction company.
  • Represented Orange Lake Holdings, LLP with the acquisition of Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. Orange Lake Holdings, LLP is home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand.
  • Represented several gaming companies in the acquisition and disposition of hotel-casinos.
  • Represented the developer of casino-hotel, condominium, condominium hotel and retail exceeding $8 billion in cost.
  • Represented the developer of a casino-hotel, condominium hotel and retail development exceeding $3 billion in cost.
  • Represented various developers of condominium hotels exceeding $3 billion in cost.
  • Represented the developer of a condominium project exceeding $800 million in cost.
  • Represented the developer of an approximate 100-acre lifestyle retail project.
  • Served, U.S. Army, 82nd Military Police Company, 82nd Airborne Division

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America,Real Estate Law; Land Use and Zoning Law, 2006-2022
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2002-2022
  • Listed, VEGAS INC, "Top Lawyers," Real Estate, 2013, 2021
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Hospitality Practice Group of the Year," 2018, 2020, and 2021 
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2005-2019
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013 and 2017-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2012-2013 and 2015
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Clark County, Nevada District Court, Family Division
  • Trustee Member, American Resort Development Association (ARDA)
  • Board Member, Child Focus, Inc.
  • Board Member, St. Jude's Ranch for Children
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, New York State Bar
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada


  • J.D., cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Nevada
  • Florida
  • New York