Stan Parry
Stan Parry

Stanley W. Parry

Partner

parrys@ballardspahr.com
Tel 702.387.3083
Fax 702.471.7070
Las Vegas

Stanley W. Parry focuses on commercial litigation, including real estate, administrative and regulatory matters, eminent domain, construction, passenger rail infrastructure, insurance, white-collar criminal defense, and business entity member disputes.

For the past 30 years, Mr. Parry has been a trial attorney. He was a successful prosecutor for both the Clark County District Attorney and the U.S. Department of Justice; at the DOJ, he prosecuted a number of high-profile federal criminal cases, including trials involving public corruption, racketeering, tax fraud, and loansharking.

Mr. Parry has developed proficiency in representing companies in eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases, bid protests involving government contracts, contractor license disputes, construction contract disputes, entitlements for zoning and land use approvals, and business disputes involving noncompete agreements, trade secret cases, and partnership-related disputes.

Mr. Parry was the chairman of the City of Las Vegas Ethics Review Board from 1992 to 1995. He was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime Strike Force, from 1983 to 1989. He was a deputy district attorney in Clark County from 1977 to 1983 and served as legal advisor to the Clark County Planning Commission from 1980 to 1983.

Representative Matters

  • Represented an international syndicate of banks and defeated an attempt to prevent foreclosure on a $500 million shopping center
  • Represented a casino charged with fraud and money laundering in criminal, administrative, and civil proceedings; we were able to save the casino license, prevent prosecution, and avoid civil litigation
  • Represented a major highway contractor in a public bidding dispute involving a $100 million construction project; we were able to obtain a judicial order compelling the government entity to award the bid to the contractor after the government had awarded the contract to a competitor
  • Obtained a multimillion-dollar award when the State of Nevada blocked his client's access to a highway
  • Successfully represented a major utility company in its taking of right of way for major transmissions easements in highly sensitive parts of the community
  • Successfully represented private property owners in condemnation cases involving highway right of way and redevelopment
  • Obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement in a partnership and entity dispute through the use of injunction and receiverships action
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement for an Italian winery involving an international multimillion-dollar contract dispute
  • Obtained a favorable multimillion-dollar settlement for a minority shareholder through a shareholder's divertive action against a major Las Vegas casino owner
  • Obtained several multimillion-dollar awards in personal injury cases
  • Obtained a judgment for indemnity and ultimate settlement that allowed a major government contractor to avoid a multimillion-dollar judgment and obtain all its attorney fees
  • Successfully represented major developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction disputes, including obtaining several multimillion-dollar arbitration awards

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

State Bar of Nevada

Nevada Land Title Association

Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, Visiting Professor, Fall 2010

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, instructor since 1983 on real estate fraud, land use planning and zoning, eminent domain, and water law

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, litigation: general commercial law, 2013

The Best Lawyers in America, eminent domain and condemnation law, land use and zoning litigation, 2008-2014

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Recipient, several special commendations and achievement awards, U.S. Department of Justice

Publications/Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "International Business: Navigating Risk on the Road to Growth," Ballard Spahr, City National Bank, Eversheds, and McGladrey seminar, Las Vegas, June 22, 2012

"Criminal Tax Issues," Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, February 16, 2012

Participant in Legal Conference on "Law as a Unifying Force in European Union," discussing criminal law enforcement, international arbitrations, and commercial transactions, at Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, Fall 2010

Co-author, "Declining Real Estate Values and Eminent Domain Law: Constructing our Laws with Faulty Assumptions," Communiqué, September 2010

"Extraordinary Remedies," Nevada Civil Practice Manual

Author and lecturer, "Major Land Use Laws in Nevada"

Author and sponsor, "Construction Law," Law Seminars International

Board Memberships

Southern Utah University, National Advisory Board

Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland (LL.M. April 2013, with high honors in Transnational Commercial Practice)

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D. 1977)

Southern Utah University (B.S. 1974, with highest honors)

Nevada