Kris T. Ballard

Kris T. Ballard

Founding Partner
Las Vegas, Nevada

Mr. Ballard's practice includes corporate, business and real estate transactions and corporate governance matters.  Mr. Ballard provides legal services with the following types of matters:

  • entity formation, including the drafting of articles of incorporation, bylaws, articles of organization, operating agreements, and amendments to these documents
  • the structure and capitalization of new and existing business entities
  • asset and equity purchase transactions
  • negotiation of loans and related security instruments and review of loan documentation
  • purchase and sale of real estate, including land and office buildings
  • real estate lease transactions
  • negotiation of easements and other real property interests
  • development of new projects and business opportunities
  • negotiation of construction and design professional contracts
  • documentation and resolution of construction disputes and claims
  • governance issues
  • legal opinions

For many years, Mr. Ballard has worked closely with a local nonprofit public benefit corporation which owns and operates a mass transit system and currently serves as its outside general counsel and corporate secretary. He also served as general counsel of a local public works contractor.

He is admitted to practice before all Nevada state and federal courts as well as the Ninth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Brigham Young University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the Super Lawyers List in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Vegas Inc Top Lawyers in 2013
  • Nevada Business Magazine "Legal Elite" in 2011, 2013, and 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, Business Law section, Forum on the Construction Industry and Real Property and Trust and Estate Law Section
  • State Bar of Nevada, Member, Business Law, Real Property and Construction Sections
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer Leader