Albert Z. Kovacs

Albert Z. Kovacs



Plays an integral role in shaping Nevada’s corporate and LLC laws. Guides clients through complex corporate governance and M&A issues in transactions and litigation. Makes complicated issues accessible through efficient and candid advice.

In matters relating to corporate governance and M&A in Nevada, Albert Kovacs brings an uncommon combination of experience and perspective. He not only knows the law but has also played a substantial role in shaping, and frequently drafting, Nevada corporate and LLC law and policy in recent years, through his work as vice chair of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. Albert draws on this insight as well as his extensive corporate law experience to provide guidance to clients on the distinctive aspects of Nevada’s corporate and business laws as they arise in transactions and litigation.

Corporate law matters are complicated. By emphasizing clarity, efficiency and candor, Albert helps his clients understand the law so they can make informed and strategic choices. Whether serving as lead counsel or local Nevada counsel, he strives to make nuanced legal concepts more accessible, helping clients understand the rules of the game so they can call the right plays.

A trusted resource on business law and ethics and corporate governance, Albert previously served as a teaching assistant professor in the Business Ethics & Legal Studies department of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Representative Matters

Corporate Governance

Deliver focused, strategic and candid guidance and advice on matters of Nevada corporate and LLC governance, including organizational structuring, fiduciary duties and the decision-making process.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Assist business leaders in navigating the distinctive aspects of Nevada corporate and LLC laws when considering, negotiating and approving M&A transactions, as well as evaluating litigation risks and strategy.

Local Counsel

Provide rigorous but efficient diligence review and Nevada local counsel legal opinions in connection with financing and other transactions.

Insights & Publications



  • J.D., 2002, Duke University School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • A.B., 1999, Wabash College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • New York
  • Nevada


State Bar of Nevada

State Bar of Nevada, Business Law Section Executive Committee

Clark County Bar Association

American Bar Association

State Bar of New York

New York State Bar Association

Community Involvement


Vice Chair, Executive Committee, State Bar of Nevada, Business Law Section

Former Board of Directors, Southern Nevada Public Television

Former Member and Past Chair, Citizens Advisory Committee, Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency

Former Member, Associate Board, The Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada



"Albert is very astute." "A very strong lawyer."  – Chambers USA, 2022

Chambers USA, 2014-2024

Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2024

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Lawyer of the Year, Las Vegas, 2023

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year, Las Vegas, 2022

  • Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, Las Vegas, 2021

The Legal 500, M&A Private Practice Powerlist – USA Region, 2024

Super Lawyers, Mountain States, Rising Star, 2012-2016

"20 Best Up & Coming Attorneys," Nevada Business Magazine, 2009-2010

Editorial Board, Duke Law Journal, Duke University School of Law