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Michael Wadley


9555 Hillwood Drive, 2nd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Michael Wadley represents construction companies and owners in project development and complex litigation.

Drawing on his experience working for several large construction companies, as a project manager and an estimator, he can efficiently identify issues and assist clients through all project phases from inception, procurement, implementation, and completion.

Michael works with clients on public-private partnerships, commercial, residential, gaming, stadium, and transportation projects large or small. His practice also includes representing contractors before the Nevada State Contractor’s Board and helping contractors navigate through Nevada’s complex contractor licensing regulatory requirements.

Providing a full-service approach to client service, Michael offers front-end transactional counseling and drafting as well as claims management and resolution assistance. His experience includes project delivery and contract structuring advise, contracting drafting and negotiation, risk management and insurance counseling, and general project management advice. Michael works collaboratively with all parties involved in a project to provide the right framework for project success. His transactions, disputes, and boots on the ground experience provides a unique mix of insight and perspective to clients seeking to manage and mitigate project risks at all the contracting phases.


Real Estate and Construction

Michael drafts and reviews a variety of complex agreements for public-private partnerships, commercial, residential, gaming, stadium, and transportation projects, including:

  • Specialized contracts
  • Design Build Operate Maintain agreements
  • Guaranteed energy-savings performance contracts
  • Construction contracts
  • Design-build contracts
  • Energy-savings contracts
  • Design and construction management contracts using a multiple prime approach

Client Results

  • Commercial: Assisted in negotiating and drafting energy-savings performance contracts for a Fortune 500 company.

  • Sports Arena and Stadium: Representation of owners on NHL and NBA arenas and stadium projects.

  • Resort Casino: Represented owners on resort casino projects for new and retrofit construction (project sizes $100 million - $2 billion).

  • Resort Destination: Represented owner on retail development with 250-ft observation wheel.



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Nevada Business Magazine, Nevada Legal Elite, 2018-2020
  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch, Real Estate Law, 2021

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Nevada Chapter, Member
  • Nevada Bar Association, Construction Section, Chair
  • American Bar Association Construction Forum
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Construction Industry Section, Member
  • Bus Shelter & Bench Advisory Committee, Member
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Accredited Professional

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