Business Law

At Tony M. May, P.C., we have many years of experience assisting our clients with business law issues. Our attorneys understand how to best help them protect themselves through appropriate business agreements, and accurate contract drafting.

Construction Law

We make it a point to educate all of our clients in Las Vegas construction law in order to limit the risk of occurrences of legal mistakes that can jeopardize projects, as well as the viability of the company.

Administrative Law

Our business lawyers have many years of experience in representing businesses, contractors, engineers, and company owners with professional licensing issues, including prosecuting or defending licensing complaints of all types, as well.


If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, our lawyers can help you to determine whether or not it is the right step for you to take. We offer free half hour legal bankruptcy consultations!

Contract Drafting

When you are entering into a new business venture, operation agreement or business partnership, it is absolutely crucial that you have all of the appropriate, effective and legally binding documentation agreements necessary to ensure that you can protect your property, and its legal rights.

Real Estate Law

The attorneys at Tony M. May, P.C. have years of experience working with landlords and commercial tenants to ensure that their rights and properties are legally protected.


Taking a New Approach to Help Las Vegas Businesses

Since the firm’s opening in 2009, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Tony M. May, P.C. have been working with Las Vegas businesses and individuals to provide them with the very best up to date legal advice. With the combined experience of our attorneys, our firm has backgrounds in many different industries. Therefore, we are ready and prepared to assist you on your various legal matters.

We firmly believe that in order to promote the very best interests of our clients, as well as obtain the best possible legal outcome for them, it is imperative that we educate each and every individual client thoroughly about their legal issues. So that when we share information with our clients, in turn, they can provide us with all of the necessary and pertinent information we need to help them in their situation.

Meeting with Attorneys Who Use Las Vegas Business Law to Help You

Rather than diving headfirst into business or personal disputes without knowing where you are going, or what your rights are, first consider calling one of our attorneys at the law office of Tony M. May, P.C. to assist you. Our firm will provide you with the best legal information to help you, help yourself. Whether you are starting a new business, negotiating a contract, having lease issues, or filing a construction claim, we will help you to see the bigger picture, and work within the laws to make them benefit you. We are Las Vegas’s best business law firm, and we are ready to help your business succeed!

Our Las Vegas Business Attorneys

At Tony M. May, P.C., we have business attorneys that are skilled in a multitude of different areas. We are proud to provide Las Vegas businesses and individuals with legal services in administrative law, business law, construction law, contract law, contract drafting/negotiations, consumer bankruptcy, lease agreement drafting and negotiations, employment law, and real estate law.

  • Administrative Law

    At the Law offices of Tony M. May Law, P.C., we represent our clients’ interests in various administrative proceedings, before state government agencies and boards. These reviews and proceedings also include state administrative courts, as well as matters relating to local governmental agencies. Our attorneys have experience assisting our clients with the Nevada State Contractors Board, the Nevada Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors, as well as with the Nevada Division of Insurance. Likewise, our attorneys have experience assisting clients with zoning and land use issues, as well as defending clients against charges resulting from land use issues. Based on our attorneys’ diverse backgrounds, they bring both practical experience and legal expertise, which allows our office to handle a wide range of problems that can arise in any administrative settings.

  • Business Law

    Tony M. May, P.C. Law is a full-service law firm. Our business and corporate law attorneys frequently represent clients in business formation, business contracts and business disputes. Our clients include both small companies and large well-established companies. We also provide assistance to startup and growing companies in the Las Vegas area, as well. Our lawyers have many years of experience in handling business disputes, and we are recognized for our hard work and creativity in resolving business disputes on behalf of our clients. Our small, but aggressive group of attorneys has assisted clients with protecting their businesses as we work towards long-term relationships aimed at benefiting both our clients’ longevity and the quality and integrity of our firm.

    At Tony May Law, our years of experience with business law and corporate law proceedings set us apart from other law firms within the Las Vegas area. Our skills and expertise continue to meet all of the ongoing changes in business law. Our expert team has worked hard to build trusting relationships, and we value our partnerships with our clients. From seeking counseling on how to resolve legal issues to assisting small businesses in getting started, we believe that the Law office of Tony M. May, P.C. is the very best business law firm in the Las Vegas area for your long-term needs.

  • Construction Law

    Our law firm assists and represents individual contractors, businesses, subcontractors, owners and developers with any type of construction law needs. We specialize in providing assistance, and meeting the requirements of our construction law clients relating to a variety of different projects like large industrial, and other commercial projects. We also specialize in residential and commercial subdivisions, as well as condominium construction law projects. In fact, our attorneys and lawyers handle every aspect of construction law disputes in Nevada from bid disputes to breach of contract lawsuits, from contract formation to mechanic’s lien filing and prosecution, and from stop work notices to labor and employment disputes. As construction law can sometimes prove to be very complex and constantly changing, our attorneys are always up to date with the latest information related to the Nevada Construction Law requirements. At the Law Offices of Tony M. May, P.C., we are a full-service law firm with a great deal of experience handling any type of complex situation or litigation issue.

  • Contract Law

    At Tony M. May, P.C., we assist clients with a variety of different contract law requirements that include the formation of and structuring of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures. Our attorneys also use their experience in assisting clients with contracts, related to construction, real estate, labor and employment, and business agreements. To achieve the best chance of avoiding litigation, our firm believes that it is important to have thorough and meaningful contracts drawn up that clearly define both party’s duties and obligations. Our firm also believes that deciding to discover what is included within a standardize contract after a business dispute has arisen is not in the best interest of any business owner and we work hard to make sure our clients understand what they are signing. In doing this, it is our belief that our clients will be better able at avoiding disputes based on misunderstandings. Although some companies use standardized forms in hopes of saving a little money in legal fees, these same forms can have a number of one-sided provisions, which can lead to financial disasters, unless they are understood. Our experienced attorneys, with the assistance from our clients, can develop agreements for many different projects and industries. In fact, we believe that a well-written contract is the heart of any successful business venture. Our experience with contract drafting and negotiations will ensure you that your business has the information necessary to stay ahead of the game and understand what you are signing before any problems arise. More on Contract Lawyers>>

  • Contract Drafting

    To form the beginning of a business deal, a well drafted contract goes through very careful negotiations. Our attorneys focus on providing the very best services possible related to areas of business, real estate, labor and employment, and construction contracts. Our years of experience in real estate, construction, labor and employment, and business law allow us to handle a variety of contact drafting tasks. We work directly with our clients to make sure they understand the contract, and to make sure they are getting what they need out of the contract terms and provisions. Before signing a contract drafted by the other side, bring the contract to our law firm so that we can review it and assist you with your negotiations. It is our job to advocate for our client’s best interests and to inform them of what they are getting into by signing the contracts. If you are a business that enters into multiple contracts a year and you want to make sure that you understand the duties and obligations you are getting into, or that you do not overlook important provisions contained within those contracts, please feel free to give our office a call. The Law Office of Tony M. May, P.C. will do its best to work with you to ensure that you not only understand what you are agreeing to, but also help you negotiate the terms and conditions of your contract to ensure that your interests are protected.

    Working with vendors is an important part of many business operations, and relationships often require a strong contract to ensure that both parties are protected. Our Las Vegas law firm will draft or help you negotiate vendor contracts that are designed to meet the needs of both your business and your vendors to ensure a successful business relationship. At the Law office of Tony M. May, P.C., we provide contracts tailored to your business needs, based on specific client input. This includes contracts for construction, businesses, real estate, and labor and employment issues. Contact our office to discuss what is included in standardized agreements, as well as for specialized agreements for a wide variety of business needs.

  • Contract Negotiations

    Before you head to contract negotiations with another party, the Law office of Tony M. May, P.C. will carefully review the proposed contract with you and identify any potential issues that need to be negotiated, based on that specific client’s needs and desire for risk allocation. Our attorneys can also act as your advocate during contract negotiations to ensure that you are receiving a fair contract, and that you understand the terms of the contract agreements and obligations you are entering into. As part of the contract negotiation process, we will also advise you accordingly, regarding any arbitration clauses or any other clauses in which you are taking on liability or giving away rights. Depending on the situation and the makeup of the parties to an agreement, there are clauses that are advantageous to both parties, however, there are times where a clause can force you to forfeit your rights and reduce your ability to protect your business in a court of law. It is our job to identify these clauses and give you the ability to negotiate these clauses to best protect your rights.

  • Consumer Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy was set up by the United States government many years ago to help people obtain a new start, when they run into situations where they simply cannot pay off all of their debts. Therefore, bankruptcy must be filed in federal court. Depending on which form of Bankruptcy you decide to pursue, you will be asked to pay a portion of your debts over time, or you will give up certain property in exchange for the cancellation of all of your debts. Chapters 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies are the most common filings in Las Vegas. If you are uncertain if you should declare bankruptcy or not, or which type of bankruptcy to pursue, our office will provide counsel related to your financial situation. We will help you to determine which bankruptcy filing, if necessary, is best for your particular situation.

    In the filing of any bankruptcy case, you are required to prepare a petition that lists your assets, and liabilities. The Law office of Tony M. May, P.C. can provide assistance by creating this petition for you. As part of this Petition, you are required to answer a number of questions related to your finances. The Failure to provide the correct financial information, or to answer the questions correctly, will cause problems as you file your bankruptcy case. We can help you to complete these documents, analyze them, and file your bankruptcy case for you. We will then walk you through the process and assist you with the filings and your hearing with the Trustee. The Law office of Tony M. May, P.C. has several years of experience handling a variety of bankruptcy cases. Please contact our Las Vegas office today for more information.

  • Lease Agreement Drafting & Negotiation

    The Law office of Tony M. May, P.C. provides lease agreement drafting and negotiations for commercial lease agreements. We can also assist clients with purchase agreements, and sales agreements. Our skilled team will review the terms of your lease before you sign it to ensure that you are receiving a fair agreement for your specific business requirements. Whether you are looking for a lease for a restaurant, commercial property, or warehouse, our skilled team is here to help. We regularly provide lease agreement drafting and negotiation services for both property owners (i.e., landlords) and commercial tenants. We feel that leases need to be tailored to the benefit of both parties in order to give the parties the best chance of benefiting from the lease. We also believe that it is important to make sure that our client has a clear understanding of their rights, and obligations.

  • Real Estate Law

    Our real estate attorneys provide legal representation to homeowners, business owners, banks, lenders, real estate brokers, consultants, landlords, and more. We can also provide legal assistance to property owners (i.e., landlords) related to tenant evictions. The Law office of Tony M. May, P.C. is a full service law firm with several years of experience in Nevada real estate law. To manage complex real estate litigation and transactions, our team includes both attorneys and a paralegal to assist its clients in resolving real estate disputes.

Las Vegas Attorney‘s

No matter which of the above-mentioned areas of law you find yourself in need of assistance for, our attorneys will be able to assess the situation, find the best possible solution, and educate you in the processes we use in order to work as a team to achieve the best possible outcome.

Our attorneys work with both new and existing companies looking to protect their businesses. Our Las Vegas business law firm makes it a priority to provide individuals and companies with personalized, and general counsel services. We firmly believe in creating solid, long-term business relationships with our clients. We feel that they deserve to have access to the very best possible legal counsel. Our Law Firm provides creative business solutions in regards to drafting, forming and restricting legal entities. Our experienced negotiation team has years of experience handling contracts, dispute resolutions, regulatory compliances, and preventative advice.



  • Litigation may be the only recourse for some business owners, as it often results when someone enters into a contract without fully examining what they are signing. At Tony M. May P.C., we see all types of businesses dealing with a variety of issues stemming from poorly written contracts, to those that signed contracts without actually understanding what they agreed to. If you are in the process of entering into a business contract, here are the top ten things you need to know beforehand to help protect you and your assets:

    1. All business contracts should be in writing.

    Oral agreements can be binding, but they are difficult to enforce in court. A written agreement is less risky and it clearly defines each party’s rights and obligations.

    1. Define each party’s rights and obligations.

    Defining the rights and obligations of both parties eliminates confusion, and makes it easier to plead your case in court as it has been clearly defined in the contract.

    1. Use clear language.

    Use clear language and terminology that you understand, so that you will be able to clearly determine your rights and obligations under the contract. Create short, clear sentences, with numbered paragraph headings to show a reader what is in the contract.

    1. Identify each party correctly.

    The contract should identify the accurate legal names of the parties involved. This is so they can determine their obligations to be performed under the contract, which includes using the full legal names of the corporations and/or LLCs that are parties to the contract.

    1. Include clear definitions of rights and obligations.

    The contract document must include all of the rights and obligations for each party member in the contract. If you later discover there are additional items that should have been included, the parties should work together to include an amendment or addendum to the contract.

    1. Specify payment obligations.

    The party’s obligations regarding payments should be defined by both the amount, and when each payment is due.

    1. Discuss circumstances for termination of the contract.

    The Parties should discuss, and if possible, agree on any conditions that would allow a party to terminate the contract. These discussions should list any penalties for termination of the contract, should it be predetermined.

    1. Discuss dispute resolution.

    Agree on dispute resolution measures, as some business owners prefer arbitration or mediation rather than going to court. In some cases, it is less time consuming, and less expensive.

    1. Understand state law requirements pertaining to disputes.

    The Parties should also have a paragraph regarding which state law will govern the interpretation of the contract, as well as which jurisdiction/court should hear the matter if a dispute arises.

    1. Consult with a lawyer.

    Although not mandatory, it is usually a good idea to have a lawyer involved with the drafting of business contracts to make sure that all appropriate issues are addressed and that the parties understand the scope of the contract.

    Please know that Tony M. May P.C.’s attorneys have many years of experience drafting all kinds of business contracts, and we regularly assist our clients with both the formation, and negotiation of those business contracts. For more information about business contracts, contact our Las Vegas law firm today at: (702) 388-0404!

  • Recently our law firm was featured in “The Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas.” We regularly handle a variety of construction law cases, and have represented every type of party in the construction industry. If you have a legal issue related to construction law, contact our Las Vegas law firm.

    Click here for a full downloadable version of our recent AGC article.

    Tony M. May, Esq. conducts several seminars a year for AGC Las Vegas, educating members on a variety of legal topics. His firm, the Law Office of Tony M. May, P.C., specializes in construction law. “I was a civil engineer for several years before I went to law school, so I have a good understanding of the construction process,” said May. “We’ve represented every type of party in the construction arena: owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and engineers, and we range from any kind of construction dispute, contract review, and contract negotiations to labor and employment.”

    May’s firm recently had a big victory in overturning a $350,000 for a client. The ongoing case is the Board of Trustees of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 525 Health and Welfare Trust and Plan et al v. Security Plumbing & Air Conditioning. The trust (plaintiff) filed a complaint stating Security Plumbing (defendant and May’s client) wasn’t producing documents for an audit. They asked the court for an order compelling the client to produce the documents, there was a misunderstanding, and the client never filed an answer. The trust then filed for a default judgment, but instead of an order for the client to produce the documents, they got a monetary judgment of $350,000. That’s when May got involved and completed a thorough analysis of the situation. “We discovered the default judgment should have never been granted because the complaint didn’t request any monetary damage,” said May.

    May filed a motion to set aside the default judgment based on the federal rule of civil procedure, rule 54 C, which states, “A default judgment must not differ in kind from, or exceed in amount, what is demanded in the pleadings.” Simply put, you can’t file a complaint and then ask for different relief when you don’t receive an answer. The courts are restricted from going beyond the complaint. “We recently had a hearing with the judge, and the judge agreed with us that the order was only compelling production,” said May. “The judge set aside default judgment.” To May’s understanding, the client has now produced all the requested documents. The trust has filed an amended complaint asking for damages, so this case is now in litigation.

    “We would have preferred to have been part of this whole thing from the beginning,” said May. “Our preference as a law firm is to develop long-term relationships with clients so they feel comfortable contacting us and saying ‘Hey, I’ve got this issue,’ or ‘I’ve got this contract that looks onerous.’ They give us the contract to review, and it allows them to go into contract negotiation with their eyes open.” It’s May’s belief that spending a little money up front with this sort of contract review could end up saving clients a lot more in the long run.

  • When you have your own business, it can be a challenge in determining what type of business entity to declare. There are so many different options out there. Which option is the best for you and your business? Would it be best to declare it as a sole proprietorship? Or perhaps a Limited Liability Company (LLC) would be better in representing your business. In this article, we will break down the options with which types of business entities there are to declare, so you can better determine what will best benefit you and your business.

    Sole Proprietorship

    • A sole proprietorship is a business where the owner is personally and solely liable for any legal responsibilities. This means that the business isn’t separate from the personal standings of the owner when it comes to any legal issues that may arise, such as a lawsuit.
    • The business owner can claim their own business losses and profits on their annual personal tax returns.
    • A sole proprietorship can be easy to form and operate for the business owner.
    • No state filing is needed for a sole proprietorship.


    • A partnership is similar to a sole proprietorship, but there are shared aspects of the business. They are also easy to form and operate.
    • Each partner in the business can claim their profits and losses on their own personal tax returns.
    • No state filing is needed for a partnership.

    Limited Liability Companies (LLC)

    • The business has an independent legal structure away from the personal legal liabilities of the owner(s). There is a separation between the assets of the business, and the owner.
    • There aren’t any limitations in the number of owners, and there are no requirements to hold annual meetings.
    • The tax filing is similar to that of a sole proprietorship or partnership, and can be done on the owner’s personal tax filing.
    • An LLC is governed by operating agreements.

    C Corporation

    • Similar to an LLC, the business has an independent legal structure away from the personal legal liabilities of the owner(s). There is a separation between the personal assets and debts, and those of the business.
    • Tax filing is done separate from the owner’s personal tax filings; it will be taxed on corporate profits, and shareholder dividends.
    • A C corporation must have annual meetings, and keep records of them.

    S Corporations

    • Similar to LLC and C corporations, the business has an independent legal structure away from the personal legal liabilities of the owner(s). There is a separation between the personal assets or debts, and those of the business.
    • The business owners can report their profits and losses on their personal tax filing.
    • There is a limitation to the number of shareholders in the business, and the shareholders must be U.S. citizens and residents.
    • An S corporation must have annual meetings, and keep records of them.

    Once you’ve determined which entity best represents your business and potential goals, it’s time to select which entity to declare. It could very much be beneficial for the business owner to have legal advisement for this process. Having legal help will free you of other obligations which will give you more time to focus on making your business successful. Contact us today if you have any questions about your business legal matters, or if you have questions about what business entity should declare.



  • The man who won my case.

    “I had to sue a rouge partner, and consulted with 2 attorney's who advised me my case would be very hard to win, and to better leave things as they were. I got very lucky when a friend of mine recommended Tony May to me. After a 2 hour consultation, he decided my case was worth pursuing. He built such a good case for me, that when the judge ordered both parties to meet and try to resolve the issues at hand, before having to go to trial, my partners attorney was at a loss. We settled, and I got everything I was contesting and more. My partners attorney later admitted to me that sometimes your own clients are your worst enemies. Thank you Tony for a job well done!”

  • Exceptional service well adept and professional.

    “Mr. May and his staff did an exceptional job in handling my legal matter. I want to take this opportunity to personally thank them in making me a believer that there are still professionals who care. I highly recommend him and his staff .”



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