Scott A. Marquis

Top rated real estate attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada

Marquis Aurbach
Scott A. Marquis
Marquis Aurbach

Practice Areas: Real estate, Business litigation, Business & corporate; view more

Licensed in Nevada since: 1997

Education: University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Marquis Aurbach

10001 Park Run Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89145 Visit website


Scott Marquis is a shareholder with the firm.  He has an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible peer rating for ethical standards and legal ability.  Mr. Marquis was also recently recognized for Lifetime Achievement by his selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® (2016) – an award limited to only 100 attorneys in each State who have displayed a lifetime of hard work, ethical standards, and community enriching accomplishments.  Finally, Mr. Marquis has been distinguished as a Mountain States Super Lawyers (2018), and as one of the Top Lawyers by Vegas Inc. Magazine (2013).

Mr. Marquis has lived in the Las Vegas Valley since 1975, and has been practicing law since 1997 when he joined MAC.  Mr. Marquis’ primary practice areas are in real estate, business, and commercial landlord-tenant fields, but he does not represent residential tenants.   During that time, Mr. Marquis has had the pleasure of representing some of the Valley’s most prominent organizations, including the following:  Jake’s Crane, Lift Equipment Certification Company, FirstMed Health and Wellness Center, Boulder City Hospital, Sunshine Minting Inc., Las Vegas Billboards, Aura Outdoor, LLC, Keller Williams The Marketplace, Powerhouse Platinum, Aura Outdoor,  Building Hope Nevada, Wynn Las Vegas, the Henderson Saddle Association, RL Homes, Accessible Space, Inc., the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®, the Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board (aka workforceCONNECTIONS), The State Police Officers Council, the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority.

Mr. Marquis strongly believes that his first priority is to keep his clients out of court by providing sound legal advice and well written agreements that greatly reduce his clients’ potential liabilities.  Nevertheless, once all other reasonable options have been exhausted, Mr. Marquis has also proven to be a very successful litigator.  For example, he represented clients against local housing developer, James Rhodes, and came away with a judgment in his clients’ favor and a payment from Rhodes of over $3.5 million.

Mr. Marquis has significant experience in real estate and development matters in both the litigation and transactional context.  He recently represented the Boulder City Hospital (a non-profit entity), in its $16 million expansion project.  Previously, he represented the Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas in several multi-million dollar developments, and has represented other businesses, developers, real estate owners, and contractors involved in real estate, construction and business transactions in Clark County.

In addition, Mr. Marquis gained much of his real estate experience while representing the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® for over 10 years, during which time he had the opportunity to advise the Association’s Professional Standards Panels in over a hundred different REALTOR® ethics and arbitration hearings.  Mr. Marquis also has significant experience in administrative law proceedings, as he has successfully represented clients before the Nevada Contractor’s Board, the Nevada Real Estate Commission and the Nevada Ethic’s Commission.  Further, Mr. Marquis has significant experience in several other areas of the law, including those laws that control quasi municipal entities and political officials such as the Nevada Open Meeting Law (NRS Chapter 241) and the Ethics in Government Law (NRS 281A and NAC 281A).  Indeed, while representing the local housing authorities, Mr. Marquis advised their Boards of Commissioners in well over 100 special and regular meetings.

Practice areas

Real estate: business, Business litigation, Business/corporate, Intellectual property

Focus areas

Landlord/tenant, Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Business formation and planning, Partnership, Sub-chapter s corporations, Contracts, Business organizations, Trademarks, Intellectual property law

  • 50% Real estate: business
  • 20% Business litigation
  • 20% Business/corporate
  • 10% Intellectual property

First Admitted: 1997, Nevada

Professional Webpage:

  • (Commercial Litigation) 2018-2023, Best Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2015-2020, Super Lawyer, Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • A-V Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017, 2021, Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine
  • Member, Roger J. Traynor Honor Society, McGeorge School of Law, 1997
Representative Clients:
  • Aura Outdoor
  • the Henderson Saddle Association
  • The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®
  • Lift Equipment Certification Company
  • Housing Authorities of Clark County, Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas Billboards
  • The Nevada Contractor’s Board
  • Powerhouse Platinum
  • Wynn Las Vegas
  • Accessible Space, Inc.
  • Jake’s Crane
  • The State Police Officers Council
  • Sunshine Minting Inc.
  • Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas
  • NAI Sauter Companies
  • The Nevada Ethic’s Commission
  • Building Hope Nevada
  • RL Homes
  • The Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board (aka workforceCONNECTIONS)
  • Boulder City Hospital
  • The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority
  • Keller Williams The Marketplace
  • The Nevada Real Estate Commission
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Arizona Federal and District Courts pro hac vice
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Nevada Federal and District Courts
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Nevada Justice Association
Educational Background:
  • UNLV BA Business Management, 1992
  • Bishop Gorman High School, 1988
  • McGeorge School of Law 1997
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • ., Author, Tips From The Trenches, CCIM, 2021
  • ., Author, Legal Briefs: Dangers of the Double Escrow - Part 2, CCIM, 2020
  • ., Author, Legal Briefs: Danger of the Double Escrow - Part 1, CCIM, 2020
  • ., Author, Protecting Your Clients from ADA Liability, CCIM, 2017
Industry Groups:
  • Business
  • Construction
  • Real Estate

Office location for Scott A. Marquis

10001 Park Run Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89145

Phone: 702-942-2137


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

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