Matthew E. Watson

Direct Dial: 702-383-8869
Fax: 702-383-8845

Practice Emphasis

Real Estate; Business Transactions

Professional Experience

Matthew Watson is a shareholder in Lionel Sawyer & Collins' Business Law Department. His practices focuses on leasing, real estate development and finance and general transactional law. His experience includes:

  • Representation of lenders in the foreclosure of real-estate secured loans.
  • Negotiation and documentation of loan workouts, loan modifications and forbearance agreements
  • Representation of developers in the development of regional shopping centers, office buildings, apartment complexes, condominiums and single-family projects.
  • Negotiating and drafting commercial leases.
  • Negotiating and drafting transaction documents for the purchase or sale of improved or unimproved real property.
  • Representation of lenders or borrowers in real estate finance transactions.

Mr. Watson is listed in The Best Lawyers in America  and Chambers USA  in the practice of real estate law.  Chambers USA  states that he "receives glowing feedback for his work."  He has an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell directory. He is also recognized among Nevada's "Legal Elite" by Nevada Business magazine.

He was recently named a 2014 Super Lawyer in Real Estate and Business & Corporate Law


Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers 
  • State Bar of Nevada
    • Member and Secretary, Real Estate Section, Executive Committee
    • Chair, Real Estate Section, Commercial Leasing Subcommittee
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association 


  • Duke University, J.D. highest honors, 1994
  • Arizona State University, B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, 1991

Bar/Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Nevada


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