Rew has helped organize and operate successful businesses for more than 30 years, including contracts, acquisitions, sales, real estate, mergers, insolvency, litigation and other challenges. He helps owners, boards of directors and executives to navigate Nevada’s corporate and limited liability company laws and achieve better governance.



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 three years. He has published extensively in magazines and treatises. Mr. Goodenow's book, Business Entities in Nevada, is the primary resource on that subject. An EDGAR search will show the numerous significant transactions in which Mr. Goodenow has represented companies, especially in the mining industry where he has successfully completed many mergers and acquisitions.

Currently, Mr. Goodenow serves, among other positions, as general counsel to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association, where he chaired the investment committee. Mr. Goodenow also served on the board of directors of a local ski area. 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. In his spare time, Mr. Goodenow is a professional ski instructor.


Financings for Equipment Manufacturer and IT Company

Provided corporate advice and opinions on multiple public financings for equipment manufacturer and technology company.

Large Mine Acquisition

Lead counsel in large mine acquisition, providing corporate governance guidance, transactional advising, and diligence reports.

Corporate Legal Services

Providing corporate legal services for biologics company including corporate governance and transactional services.



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

Recognized in Chambers USA for Mining & Metals, 2024

Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Reno for Litigation -- Bankruptcy 2016, 2018, 2022, 2023, 2024

Best Lawyers in America, "Best Lawyer," Reno, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Mountain States Super Lawyers



American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Fellow and Regent

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

Fellows of the American Bar Association, Chair (former)

National Judicial College, Board of Visitors


Rotary Club of Reno, Past President (2005-2006)


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