Andrew S. Gabriel


McDonald Carano LLP
2300 W. Sahara Avenue
Suite 1200
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Tel: 702.873.4100


Practicing primarily in commercial real estate and business transactions, Mr. Gabriel is a partner in the Las Vegas office, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and Co-Chair of the Business Entities & Transactions Practice and the Real Estate & Land Use Practice. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Nevada State Bar’s Business Law Section.

Mr. Gabriel earned the AV Preeminent Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is highly ranked in both The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Clients describe Mr. Gabriel to Chambers researchers as a “particularly well-respected attorney,” “very good lawyer,” “very strong attorney,” “problem solver” and “very easy to work with.”

Mr. Gabriel represents lenders, borrowers, and guarantors in secured commercial real property and personal property financing transactions, including lender legal opinions, loan workouts and restructuring, receiverships, and foreclosures; landlords and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of retail, industrial, and office leases, resolution of lease disputes, and lease default workouts; buyers and sellers of commercial real property, business entities, and assets; common interest community owners’ associations; real estate brokers and property managers; business owners and executives in the negotiation of contracts and the resolution of contract disputes; and Nevada corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships and their shareholders, directors, members, managers, and partners in entity formation and governance matters.

  • Representing buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants of commercial real estate, including land, shopping centers, office buildings, industrial buildings, multi-family apartment projects, hotels, casinos, restaurants, taverns, gas stations, and convenience stores.
  • Advising clients on commercial real property due diligence, including title and survey reviews, environmental conditions, and lease and property contract abstracts.
  • Representing lenders and borrowers in loans secured by commercial real property, including conventional development/construction and takeout financing, CMBS conduit financing, and mezzanine financing; representing parties in loan workouts, modifications, compromise and settlement agreements, and restructuring transactions.
  • Representing title companies, real estate brokerage companies, and property management companies in connection with the legal requirements of their businesses.
  • Advising developers’ and owners’ associations on the creation, governance, and operation of common-interest communities, including condominiums.
  • Counseling developers on land-use entitlement matters, including zoning, variances, use permits, development agreements, and subdivision laws.
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated (Since 2012)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Corporate/Commercial Law and Real Estate Law (2008-2022, Band 2)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law (2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate Law (2008-2023), Corporate Law (2013-2023), Business Organizations (2020-2023)
  • Vegas Inc. “Top Lawyers” – Real Estate Law (2022)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine “Mountain States Super Lawyer” – Corporate/Business, Real Estate/Business, Land Use/Zoning, Creditor and Debtor Rights/Business (2008-2018)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Nevada State Bar’s Business Law Section
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of Meritas
  • Author and instructor of continuing education courses for real estate licensees and attorneys, covering commercial leasing, commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions, and distressed loans.

McDonald Carano has been involved in shaping Nevada’s real estate industry for decades. We have guided clients through complex and nuanced real estate contracts, we have worked with all types of commercial real estate, and we have handled every major issue in land use law. We have also assisted real estate clients through many market cycles and have helped them navigate challenges and seize opportunities. Our firm’s longevity and practical experience in the real estate industry distinguish us from other firms in Nevada.

We have been involved in all areas of real estate law and have served clients involved in every sector of the real estate economy, including public and private real estate owners, investors, lenders, REITS, joint ventures, developers, builders, brokers, agents, homeowners associations, property management companies, insurance companies, and individuals. Our real estate contract and project experience covers everything from hospitality and gaming to warehousing and data centers, from industrial and manufacturing to healthcare and business centers, and from multi-family to mixed-use and shopping to transit.

McDonald Carano is Nevada’s law firm for business. Our firm has helped shape Nevada’s legal, business and political landscape for more than 70 years. With more than 60 lawyers and government affairs professionals in Nevada, and offices in Reno, Las Vegas and Carson City, we are positioned to help our clients achieve success throughout the State.

We have a deep, talented and highly qualified bench of professionals that is the ideal size for handling any client’s need while providing personalized service. We are known for getting to yes because of the relationships and trust we have cultivated over decades of practice. Entrepreneurial thinking is at the heart of our full-service law practice and creativity makes up our institutional DNA.

Our clients consistently value McDonald Carano’s longevity, reliability, commitment and practicality. Our comprehensive legal expertise; our government affairs, lobbying and advocacy experience; and our specialized industry knowledge give our clients the confidence they need to retain us again and again.

Andrew Gabriel handles corporate and real estate transactions as well as counseling clients on governance issues.”
Chambers & Partners