Rew R. Goodenow

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Rew R.Goodenow

Rew Goodenow is a former president of the State Bar of Nevada and of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and served a number of years on Parsons Behle & Latimer's board of directors. He has been lead counsel in many commercial and financial transactions. He has also been lead counsel in substantial commercial litigation matters before numerous courts and administrative bodies. A number of published court decisions list Mr. Goodenow as lead counsel for the prevailing party. He chaired the editorial board of the ABA Journal for thee years. He has published extensively in magazines and treatises. Mr. Goodenow's book, Business Entities in Nevada, is the primary resource on that subject.

Currently, Mr. Goodenow serves, among other positions, as general counsel to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada. As the principal author of Nevada's Limited Liability Company Act, Mr. Goodenow regularly provides advice and counsel in complex transactions involving such companies. He has been engaged by the Nevada Secretary of State to advise it on the digital operating agreement, among other topics. He also currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the National Judicial College.


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University of Iowa Law School (J.D., 1988)

Iowa Law Review, Note & Comment Editor

Tulane University (1985)


Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Rating

Recognized Practitioner in Chambers USA for General Commercial Litigation, 2018

Best Lawyers in America

Named 2016 and 2018 Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Reno for Litigation -- Bankruptcy

Mountain States Super Lawyers



American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers

Safari Club International, Legal Task Force
(2008 - Present)

Center for International Legal Studies

Fellows of the American Bar Association


Rotary Club of Reno
Past President


Nevada Republican Party
General Counsel (Former)


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


University of Iowa College of Law