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Practice Areas

  • Homeowner Association/Common Interest Community Law
  • Commercial and Residential Landlord Matters
  • Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Transactional
Avece M. Higbee
  • Shareholder
  • President

Contact

Phone:

Fax:

702-856-8974
Ms. Higbee’s practice consists primarily of real estate matters including homeowners association matters, property management matters, transactions and litigation.  She has provided advice to homeowners associations, commercial property owners associations, commercial and residential landlords, property managers, lenders in connection with SBA loan closings, real estate agents and buyers and sellers of real estate.  Clients turn to Ms. Higbee for her expertise in compliance with CC&Rs, Bylaws, Articles and other documents for common interest communities and commercial property owners associations, leasing matters, eviction matters, closing SBA loans, regulatory compliance and other real estate matters.
 
Ms. Higbee is a shareholder with the firm and began serving as president in January 2019.  She has an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer rating for ethical standards and legal ability.  Ms. Higbee has lectured for various organizations and has published materials concerning real estate matters, landlord/tenant law, community association matters and commercial association matters. Ms. Higbee serves on the Common-Interest Community Committee of the State Bar of Nevada, Real Property Section which purpose is to address proposed changes to legislation and existing statutes including NRS 116.
 
When Ms. Higbee is not working, she can be found boating, playing volleyball, traveling and spending time with her family.

Practice Areas

  • Homeowner Association/Common Interest Community Law
  • Commercial and Residential Landlord Matters
  • Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Transactional
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989
Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Nevada, Member, 1990
  • Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, Member, 1989
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member, 1991
  • National Association of Development Companies, Member
  • Community Association Institute, Member
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (Counsel Liaison), Member
Education
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1988
  • South Utah State, Cedar City, Utah
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1985
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: English
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: Dance
Honors
  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers (Top 50 Women List), 2017, 2019
  • Best Lawyers Business Edition, Women in the Law (2017, 2018)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America list 2018-2019 (Real Estate Law) 2020 (Community Association Law)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers 2015-2019
  • MYVEGAS Magazine Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas (2015-2017, 2019)
  • Nevada Business Magazine Legal Elite (2011, 2015, 2019)
  • Desert Companion Top Lawyer (Real Estate), 2014
  • CCIM Gregg Corlyn Outstanding Member Award (2008)
Published Works
  • 2019 Legislation and the Impact on those Involved with Commercial Real Estate - CCIM Perspective, May/June 2019
  • What is Going On in the 2019 Legislature? - CCIM Perspective, March/April 2019
  • Health Safety and Welfare Fines Based on Conduct - Community Interests, February 2019
  • How Many Times Can a Tenant Sue a Landlord Over an Exclusive Use Provision? - CCIM Perspective, January/February 2018
  • Just Make the Call: Be More Than An Email Address To Your Clients - CCIM Perspective, March/April 2016