Nevada Law and Reference Guide
Funding for this project was provided by the Nevada Real Estate
Division, Department of Business & Industry, State of Nevada, through
the Nevada Education Research and Recovery Fund.
The Guide was conceived and given its nativity under the auspices of Gail J. Anderson, Real Estate Division Administrator (2002-2007), and
2005-2006 Nevada Real Estate Commissioners: Benjamin Green, Washoe
County; Lee Gurr, Elko County; Curry Jameson, Washoe County;
Mack, Clark County; and Beth Rossum, Clark County. The format, chapter
topic suggestions and problem areas were identified with a series of
round table discussion groups composed of real estate industry
practitioners. Their insight and comments when the project was just
beginning were invaluable.
Debra March, Executive Director of The Lied Institute of Real Estate
Studies, College of Business of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas,
served as administrative project manager. Her extensive background in
real estate education and administration/management kept the project
Melody L. Luetkehans, JD, researched and wrote the Guide under contract
with the Lied Institute. Previously, she was General Counsel for the
Nevada Association of Realtors® and manned their Legal Hotline for
years. She continues to teach real estate law and is currently with the
National Judicial College on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
Sarah Zita, of Zita Group, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada, designed and
provided the wonderful graphics, photographs, layout, formatting,
technical and editorial corrections, and the artwork. The beauty and
functionality of the Guide is all her.
Nothing of this scope is possible without extensive review. The written
material was reviewed by the late Gail Brown Fox, long-time corporate
broker in Clark County; Matt D’Orio, formerly Education/Information
Officer with the Real Estate Division; Lee Gurr, previous NV Real Estate
Commissioner and broker/owner; Deanna Rymarowicz, Esq., legal counsel
for the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors®; Ben Scheible, Esq.,
author and real estate educator; and Robert Aalberts, JD. professor of
law at UNLV, who was also a member of the review committee. Current RED
Administrator Ann M. McDermott, along with Safia Anwari, Education &
Information Officer of the Real Estate Division, reviewed and edited the
text to ensure its timeliness. The Real Estate Division would like to
acknowledge the contribution of Bruce Alitt, Chief Investigator, in
reviewing and suggesting edits.
Finally, much thanks goes to the current Commissioners and Real Estate
Division Administrator for seeing this project through to its
RED Administrator Ann M. McDermott; Beth Rossum, Commission President,
from Clark County; Janice Copple, vice-president, Washoe County;
Bert Gurr, secretary, Elko County; Marc Sykes, Washoe County; and
Walker, Clark County.
First edition published 2008.
Second edition published 2010.
Third edition published 2012.