Brian H. Schusterman

Direct Dial: 775-788-8690
Fax: 775-788-8682 or 8696

Practice Emphasis

Business Law

Professional Experience

Brian Schusterman is an associate in Lionel Sawyer & Collins' Business Law Department, practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and business organization law, real estate transactions and commercial lending transactions. Brian also frequently serves as Nevada counsel to local, national and international  companies in various commercial transactions with Nevada components. Additionally, Brian represents regional and national companies before state and local administrative agencies. Brian is a contributing author to Lionel Sawyer & Collins' publications, Bishop and Zucker on Nevada Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (2011) and  Doing Business in Nevada-A Practical Guide (4th Ed. 2012).

Prior to joining Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Brian was a litigation associate at an international law firm based in New York, where he worked on various complex litigation matters. While in New York, he maintained an active pro bono practice and received an Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy award from Sanctuary for Families. Brian previously served as a summer law clerk for the Environment & Natural Resource Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Prior to attending law school, he worked at California Indian Legal Services in Oakland, California, and as a litigation paralegal for a global law firm based in New York.

Brian  is a 2012 graduate of the Leadership Reno-Sparks program sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and was named as one of the "50 Best Up & Coming Attorneys" in 2012 and among Nevada's "Legal Elite" in 2013  by Nevada Business Magazine.

When Brian is not in the office, he spends as much time as he can rock climbing, snowboarding, back country and cross county skiing, mountain biking and hiking in the Sierra with his wife Camille and son Pax.

Recent Publications


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2004
    • Articles Editor, Member: UC Davis Law Review
    • King Hall Legal Foundation Public Interest Fellow, Summer 2002
  • Colby College, Waterville, Maine, B.A., cum laude, Distinction in Major, Anthropology 1998
    • University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, February – June, 1997
    • School for International Training, Chile, September – December, 1996

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Nevada
  • New York
  • California (inactive)

Professional and Civic

  •  Board Member, Truckee Trails Foundation