David Alexander Straus

David Alexander Straus

Managing Partner
Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone:
702-474-4500
800-762-3902
Fax:
702-474-4510
Email:
Legal

David graduated from University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration's degree in 1986. He attended Law School at Whittier College School of Law, and graduated in 1990.  He also graduated from Golden Gate University with an LL.M. in Taxation in 1991. Most recently, David earned his LL.M. in Entertainment and Media Law from Southwestern Law School in 2016.  David’s published works include The Complete Guide to Estate & Financial Planning In Turbulent Times in 2013; Faith-Based Estate Planning in 2008; co-authoring: Love Money Control, Reinventing Estate Planning-2004; Generations, Planning Your Legacy-1999; and Legacy, Plan Protect and Preserve Your Estate-1996.

Since being admitted to practice, David has limited his practice to estate, charitable and asset protection planning. David is very passionate about assisting clients in planning their estates. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees and is an officer of The Meadows School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also a member of WealthCounsel, LLC, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Clark County Bar Association, and the Nevada and California State Bar.

David frequently lectures at continuing legal education seminars on topics pertaining to estate planning. Among other topics he has spoken concerning trust law, will law, creditor protection law, and charitable planning issues.

Personal

David was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. He spends most of his time with his wife Heidi and their 2 children. Together they love to travel and enjoy theatre.

David is also an rare law book and American Imprint collector.

He also is a passionate about physical training.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Asset Protection
  • Charitable Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1991
  • Colorado, 1994
  • California, 2002

Education

  • Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 1990
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 1991
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2016
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1986
    • Major: Business Administration
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Illinois - 1990

Published Works

  • The Complete Guide to Estate & Financial Planning In Turbulent Times in 2013
  • Faith-Based Estate Planning in 2008
  • Co-authoring: Love Money Control, Reinventing Estate Planning-2004
  • Generations, Planning Your Legacy-1999
  • Legacy, Plan Protect and Preserve Your Estate-1996

References

  • John T. Moran, ESQ.
  • Mark A. Solomon, ESQ.

Classes/Seminars

  • NAIFA Keynote Seaker
  • Arthritis Foundation Southern California

Honors and Awards

  • The 2014 Vegas Dozen, 2014 - Present
  • AV - Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Nevada, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Legal Intern Judge Miriam Shearing, Intern, 1988 - Present
  • Legal Extern Center of Law in the Public Interest Extern, 1987 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • The Meadows School Board of Trustees, 2009 - Present
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 2013 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • H&R Block Tax Preparer, 1983-1986

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Sigma Pi