David Lewandowski

David practices primarily in the fields of corporate and real estate law. His passion is helping advise budding entrepreneurs and start-ups on business law issues that arise during the formation and operational phases of a business.

David regularly counsels clients on issues related to corporate compliance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, and real estate transactions and development. He enjoys providing the opportunity to thrive in the enthusiasm and creativity of his clients.

Before joining Fennemore Craig, David worked for a technology-based business accelerator/incubator. He frequently volunteers his time by serving as a guest lecturer for entrepreneurship classes at the University of Nevada, the Davidson Academy, Entrepreneurship Assembly, and NxLevel Entrepreneur Training Courses.

When he is not working, David enjoys fly-fishing in the Truckee River and spending time with his family.


  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law
  • M.B.A., Gonzaga University
  • B.B.A., cum laude, University of San Diego
  • Business Editor, Gonzaga Law Review
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon – Lifetime Induction, International Economics Society

Areas of Practice

The excitement surrounding blockchain is no doubt just ramping up to what will undoubtedly become a deafening roar in the near future.

We represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

we recognize and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation.

As legal professionals, we recognize and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Most businesses have intellectual property. Many of them don’t even know it.

We address the administrative, regulatory and litigation concerns of business in the face of mounting threats.

We assist with acquisition and finance through development, leasing and sale.


  • Trademark and Copyright Law

Awards and Honors

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, Business/Corporate Law, 2015-2019
  • "Legal Elite," Nevada Business Magazine, 2014-2015, 2017-2019
  • Twenty Under 40, Reno Tahoe Young Professional Network/Northern Nevada Business View, 2018
  • Nevada Innovators (Problem Solvers), Northern Nevada Business Weekly Readers' Choice Best in Business Award, 2018
  • Technology Advocate of the Year, NCET and EDAWN, 2017

Articles And Presentations

  • Quoted, "Starting Up a Nevada Business Enterprise? Don't Forget These Legal Dos and Don'ts," Northern Nevada Business View, May 20, 2019
  • Co-author, "All Dollars Are Not Created Equal," Northern Nevada Business Weekly Smart Money, March 19, 2018
  • Co-author, "This Revitalization - This RENOvation - is No Quirk of Fate," NCET, March 11, 2018
  • Quoted, "Legally Speaking...What Needs to be Done to Launch a Startup in Northern Nevada?" Northern Nevada Business Weekly, March 12, 2018
  • Co-author, “RENOvation,” Link Magazine, March 11, 2018
  • Quoted, "Start Me Up," Northern Nevada Business Weekly, January 29, 2018
  • Speaker, "Why Limited Liability Companies?" National Business Institute, 2015
  • Speaker, "Trademarks: What Your Business Needs to Know to Protect Its Brand," Ozmen Center For Entrepreneurship, University of Nevada, 2015


  • Board Member, Safe Kids Washoe County, 2012-2016
  • Board Member, Women and Children's Center of the Sierra
  • Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters, matched since 2011
  • Barrister, Bruce R. Thompson Chapter of the American Inns of Court
  • Treasurer and Board Member, Entrepreneurship Nevada


  • Nevada