Tracy Gallegos

Partner

  • Tracy Gallegos
  • Phone: +1 702 868 2622
    Fax: +1 702 926 2385

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    100 North City Parkway, Suite 1560
    Las Vegas, NV 89106-4617
    USA
  • Duane Morris LLP
    Spear Tower
    One Market Plaza, Suite 2200
    San Francisco, CA 94105-1127
    USA

Tracy A. Gallegos has a multifaceted practice that touches upon corporate, real estate, cannabis, sports and entertainment law for clients ranging from startup companies to established businesses. Her clients include community association management companies, homeowners' associations, medical marijuana dispensaries, and individuals and companies involved in the promotions and management aspects of the nightlife industry. Ms. Gallegos' corporate services include assistance with entity formation and restructuring; preparation of business plans; procurement of business licenses, building permits and special use permits; drafting of documentation necessary to obtain licensing for medical marijuana dispensaries; and preparation of forms required by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Furthermore, she routinely reviews, revises and drafts various corporate documents―including bylaws, operating agreements and articles of dissolution―and negotiates and drafts business agreements such as escrow instructions, foreign exchange trading, joint venture, consulting, stock purchase, unit transfer and subscription agreements.

Ms. Gallegos also represents both commercial and residential developers. She drafts and reviews purchase and sale agreements, promissory notes, public offering statements, disclosure statements, commercial leases, easement and maintenance agreements, deeds of trust and assignment of rents agreements. Ms. Gallegos provides representation to ensure her clients’ compliance with the Subdivided Lands Law and Subdivision Map Act. In addition, she manages all aspects of land use applications for mixed-use and commercial projects, including preparation of documents necessary to obtain building permits, special use permits and zoning changes. Ms. Gallegos handles transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of multimillion-dollar commercial properties, residential properties and vacant parcels of real property. She also handles landlord-tenant disputes for commercial properties.

Ms. Gallegos's real estate practice also includes serving as general counsel for community association management companies and homeowners' associations, advising clients on real estate issues pertaining to common-interest communities. She provides guidance and counseling pertaining to governing documents, foreclosure issues arising from nonpayment of assessments, easements, restrictive covenants, delinquent assessment liens and compliance with the California Davis-Stirling and Nevada Uniform Common-Interest Ownership acts. Ms. Gallegos drafts documents required by homeowners' associations, including amendments to governing documents, bid processes and materials required for board and annual meetings. She also drafts and reviews management agreements, conflict waivers, indemnifications, and nondisclosure and noncompete agreements. In addition, Ms. Gallegos has represented many clients with disputes pending before the Nevada Real Estate Division.

Ms. Gallegos is a 2004 graduate of Drake University Law School and a graduate of the University of California, Davis.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Law

  • Real Estate Law

  • Cannabis Law

  • Sports and Entertainment Law

Admissions

  • Nevada
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Drake University Law School, J.D., 2004
  • University of California, Davis, A.B., 1999

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2019-present

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
    - Partner, 2017-2019
    - Senior Associate, 2013-2017

  • Morris Polich & Purdy LLP
    - Senior Associate, 2010-2013

  • Excellence Community Management LLC
    - Corporate Counsel, 2009-2010

  • Leach Johnson Song & Gruchow
    - Associate, 2007-2008

  •  Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Law Corporation
    - Associate, 2007

  • Santoro, Driggs, Walch, Kearney, Holley & Thonpson
    - Associate, 2004-2007

Honors and Awards

  • Named to National Law Journal's Cannabis Law Trailblazers List, 2019

  • Las Vegas Woman Magazine "People to Watch in 2017"

  • Listed in MyVegas Magazine "Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas," 2015-2018

  • Listed in American Lawyer Magazine’s "Women Leaders in the Law," 2015

  •  Listed in Nevada Business Magazine's "Legal Elite," 2014

  • Listed Vegas Inc.’s list of "40 Under 40," 2014

  • Listed in Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013 and 2014

Professional Activities

  • Cannabis Law Journal
    - 2016 Editorial Advisory Board

  • Clark County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association
    - Business Forum
    - Entertainment Law Forum

  • Nevada State Bar
    - Entertainment Law Section

Selected Publications

  • Profiled in cover story "Growing a Successful Cannabis Practice," MyVegas Magazine, 2018

  • Author, "Infusing Cannabis Manufacturers with a Little More Cash: Applications for 'Type S' Licenses To Begin Soon in California," Cannabis Law Alert, April 12, 2018

  • Author, "Nevada: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act- Commentary & Analysis," Cannabis Law Journal, March 1, 2017

  • "Nevada Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana Initiative," Cannabis Law Alert, November 9, 2016

  • "Ban on Firearms Sales to Medical Marijuana Card Holders Upheld by Federal Appeals Court," Cannabis Law Alert, September 9, 2016

  • "Increasing the State Business License Fee: Nevada's 'Simple' Answer to Its Failing Education System?" Corporate Law Alert, May 5, 2015

  • Profiled in cover story "Tracy Gallegos: A Renaissance Woman in the Legal Field," Las Vegas Woman Magazine, 2014

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "360 Music Deals and Music Publishing," University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law, March 12, 2019

  • "Lawyering for the Cannabis Industry," University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, February 28, 2018

  • "The Law and Business of the Music Industry - 360 Deals," University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law, September 15, 2015, and April 14, 2017

  • "LLC Operating Agreements- Top 9 Attorney Mistakes," National Business Institute, July 9, 2016

  • "Music & Business Law-What Lawyers and Music Professionals Need to Know- Sweetening Your 360 Deal," Nevada State Bar Entertainment Law Section, February 19, 2015

  • "LLC Workshop: Choose, Draft & Maintain," National Business Institute, September 2014

  • "Issues Pertaining to Foreclosure of HOA Delinquent Assessment Liens, Downtown Cultural Series," Clark County Bar Association and City of North Las Vegas, January 2013

  • "360° Deals and Artist Representation," National Business Institute, December 2012

  • "Common-Interest Communities in Nevada - 2011 Legislative Update," Excellence Community Management, July 2011