Mike Pavlakis

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Mike Pavlakis joined the law offices of Allison MacKenzie in 1979. Mike offers expertise in corporate governance, business, real estate, health, and education law. He is respected for his representation of hospitals and school districts, and he is often called upon for general business matters.

Mike Pavlakis was admitted to practice law in the State of California in 1978, and in the State of Nevada in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Justice Manoukian at the Nevada Supreme Court for one year before joining the firm. He is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, First Judicial District Bar Association, State Bar of Nevada, and the American Bar Association. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.


Admitted to Practice, Nevada 1979
Admitted to Practice, California, 1978
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1979
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1979
Law Clerk to Justice Manoukian, Supreme Court of Nevada, 1978-1979

Professional Associations & Leadership

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

Awards & Recognition

Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2013


B.A., Chapman College, 1974
University of Amsterdam, Diploma in European Integration, 1976
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1978

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Estate Planning
Business Entity Formation
Charitable Organizations
Education Law
Healthcare Law