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Preston Sterling Kerr

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Location : Henderson, NV

Biography

Sterling is the founding partner of Kerr Simpson a Henderson, Nevada based law firm focused on representing corporate, real estate and high net worth clients in the Western United States. He is the lead attorney at the firm for complex transactional and business litigation matters. He has developed domestic and international real estate projects, successfully started and sold a Nevada based Trust Company and manages Kerr Simpson and its talented attorneys.

Practice Focus

Sterling counsels clients on asset acquisition and sales, business entity formations, corporate governance, joint ventures and the detailed agreements commensurate with client data, services, licensing and general business issues. His strength is solving legal problems for his clients and identifying risks and opportunities. Sterling has vision and experience to guide clients through the maze of regulations without killing the deal.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Special litigation counsel for major online financial education company overseeing global litigation matters and foreign law firms
  • Advises entertainers relocating to Las Vegas for residency appearances and provides asset protection planning and real estate acquisition guidance
  • Primary outside counsel for regional traffic control company managing all litigation matters and closely held owners in individual concerns
  • Formation and legal management of Cayman based Hedge fund in alternative investment and cryptocurrency space
  • Legal representation of Southern Nevada design build company including legal structure, purchase agreements and guidance of State Board of Contractors issues
  • Advised banks and other financial institutions on secured transactions and foreclosure matters both residential and commercial including preparation of security instruments and deeds of trust
  • Oversight of multi-jurisdictional litigation (State Court, Federal Court and equivalents in Canada) concerning share option agreements and hostile takeover of a multi-national chemical company

Education

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: International Relations / Chinese

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Arbitrator, State Bar Fee Dispute Resolution, 1995 to 1999

Representative Clients

  • State Farm Insurance
  • Old Republic Title
  • ATI Title Co.
  • Highway Rentals, Inc.
  • Budget Rent-A-Car
  • Peccole Nevada
  • Fairway Chevrolet
  • General Realty Group
  • International Title Service
  • Sage Construction, Inc.
  • Desert Shores Homeowners Association
  • Spanish Trails Homeowners Association
  • Trailside Point Homeowners Association
  • Gamett & King
  • CPAs, Robert Ashworth & Company
  • CPAs, Recreation Development Company
  • Joe Jackson Enterprises

Past Positions

  • Miles Pico & Mitchell, Las Vegas, NV, Lawyer, 1989 to 1992
  • Crockett & Myers, Las Vegas, NV, Lawyer, 1992 to 1994
  • Kerr & Graham, Las Vegas, NV, Partner, 1994 to 1997
  • Kerr & Associates, Las Vegas, NV, Owner, 1997 to 2005
  • Trust Company of the Pacific, Las Vegas, NV, Managing Member, 2005 to 2008

Languages

  • Cantonese Chinese

Ancillary Businesses

  • Trust Administration / Trustee Services

Published Works

  • An Entity for Community Cooperation, The European Economic Interest Grouping, BYU Law Review, 1990

Professional Associations

  • Nevada State Bar Association, Member, 1990 to Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member, 1990 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law 25%
  • Business Litigation 25%
  • Transactional / Business Law 25%
  • Probate Litigation 10%
  • Asset Protection Planning / Trusts 15%
  • Business Organizations
  • Business & Commercial
  • Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Honors

  • Million Dollar Advocates Club, 1999-2012