Christopher MacKenzie joined the law offices of Allison MacKenzie in 1994. Since that time, Chris has established his practice primarily in business law, including the areas of business entity formation, contracts, real estate, water law and administrative law. Chris provides counsel on corporate liability, incorporation laws, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements and other issues related to the creation, maintenance and transfer of business entities. Additionally, Chris provides legislative lobbying and monitoring services for numerous clients of Allison MacKenzie.

A Nevada native and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Chris returned to the Silver State upon graduation from the University of Idaho School of Law in 1993. He was admitted to practice law in Nevada later that same year. His professional experience includes the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit as well as a clerkship to the Honorable Michael E. Fondi, First Judicial District Court. He is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, First Judicial District Bar Association, American Bar Association and the State Bar of Nevada. Being an avid outdoorsman, his community association includes extensive involvement with Nevada wildlife issues, including six years on the Nevada Wildlife Commission, whereon he served as chairman.

Chris MacKenzie is BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.


Admitted to Practice, Nevada 1993
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court. District of Nevada, 1995
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996
Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael E. Fondi, First Judicial District court, 1993-1994

Professional Associations & Leadership

Washoe County Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Nevada

Community Leadership

Carson City Wildlife Management Advisory Commission (Member 1998-2001; Chairman, 1999-2001)
Nevada Wildlife Commission, (Commissioner 2001-2007; Chairman 2005 to 2007)
Carson City Downtown Consortium, Business Action Group Chairman, 2008
Nevada Waterfowl Association Board of Directors, 2008-2015
Carson City Charter Review Committee, 2010 and 2012
Nevada Sagebrush Ecosystem Council Member and Vice Chairman, 2014 to present
Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center Board of Directors, 2014 to present
Nevada State Dream Tag Advisory Board, 2010-present
University of Nevada Planned Giving Advisory Council, 2015 to present


B.S., Business Administration, University of Nevada, Reno, 1990
J.D., University of Idaho, 1993

Practice Areas

Business Entity Formation
Business Law
Real Estate Law
Water Rights Law
Governmental Affairs/Lobbying
Alternative and Renewable Energy
Administrative Law
Charitable Organizations
Commercial Transactions
Construction Law
Environmental Law
Gaming Law
Estate Planning