Lee A. Drizin Biography
For more than 30 years, Attorney Lee A. Drizin has practiced in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, guardianship, and real estate matters. He has an outstanding track record handling contested probate and administration and has been extremely successful in both jury and non-jury trials.
“Every family dynamic is unique, I enjoy crafting a custom estate plan or figuring out how to address a contentious probate matter. I’ve made it my life’s work to help families navigate some of the most difficult times of their life. It’s not easy work, but it is very rewarding.” Lee’s journey as an attorney has taken him across the country. After graduating from UNLV in 1982 he attended law school in San Diego. He subsequently traveled to Boston University and received a Masters of Law in Taxation in 1986. He spent the next two years working in the tax department of an international accounting firm and then started his own law practice in 1988. A year later, Lee married his wife Donna, and in February 1994 they relocated from Boston to Las Vegas.
By March 2003 Lee knew it was time to steer his own ship again so he established Lee A. Drizin, Chtd. Within two years his firm grew from two to six employees. “I wanted to create a small firm that had experienced attorneys and paralegals who could provide the attention to detail necessary to provide outstanding service. Our firm focuses on real estate, trusts, estate planning, probate, guardianship, divorce and custody issues. I’d like to think that during the most stressful times of a person’s life, they have a small firm they can turn to that will be there to navigate all the legal twists and turns.”
Lee has extensive experience in business and commercial real estate transactions, representing both national companies as well as individual buyers and sellers. He is experienced in all aspects of contracts and legal issues which may arise in developing, managing, leasing, or owning a property, including construction issues and contracts, commercial leases, insurance coverage, & disputes with tenants. He often represents real estate licensees in mediations, arbitrations, contested hearings & trials before the Clark County District Court.
Lee’s workday is diverse and may include crafting a custom estate plan, litigating a probate or real estate matter, teaching a Real Estate or Social Work continuing education course and then setting up a Family Trust. The various components of his expertise are intertwined and give him an advantage when tackling legal issues. Knowing when to be the litigator or simply the facilitator for his clients requires patience, understanding, and foresight. Regardless of how busy his day may be, Lee never loses focus on providing the best quality service to his clients. “It’s incredibly rewarding when clients send friends and family members to use our services. That means a lot to me, it’s an indication that not only have I been doing this work for over three decades, but that my former clients are very satisfied with the work our firm has done. There’s absolutely no greater compliment I can receive, then to have their referral business.”