Blake A. Doerr

Associate

  • location icon Las Vegas, NV
    6385 South Rainbow Boulevard
    Las Vegas, NV 89118

Blake Doerr is an associate in the Las Vegas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Tax and General Liability Practices. Mr. Doerr served as Chief Deputy Director for the Nevada Department of Taxation with primary responsibility for all audit and revenue collection functions for sales and use tax and all other excise taxes administered by the Department. During the 2015 Legislative Session, Mr. Doerr assisted with various Department matters at the state legislature and was responsible for drafting the initial regulations for the legislation ultimately enacted as the Commerce Tax. Prior to that, Mr. Doerr served as Senior Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada and represented the Nevada Department of Taxation in various state tax controversy matters including matters related to the taxability of complimentary meals, various matters related to the live entertainment tax including its constitutionality, the taxability of construction contracts and the taxability of direct mail, among others. Within the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Doerr was part of a team of transactional lawyers who were charged with streamlining the state’s Standard Form Contract for services and developing the state’s Short Form Contract for services under $50,000. Also while serving as Senior Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Doerr represented the Office of the State Treasurer, the State Board of Finance and the Governor's Office of Economic Development in litigation matters including appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court and transactional matters including tax abatement and incentives related to economic development programs as well as acting as issuer's counsel on numerous bond issuance and re-finance transactions. Mr. Doerr has also represented subcontractors in complex construction defect matters and defendants in motor vehicle accidents.

Prior Experience

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Doerr worked in food & beverage and table games in casinos in the midwest and Puerto Rico.

Published Opinions

  • Clean Water Coalition v. M Resort, LLC v. State, 255 P.3d 247 (Nev. 2011)
  • State of Nevada Department of Taxation v. MASCO Builder Cabinet Group, 265 P.3d 666 (Nev. 2011)
  • State of Nevada Department of Taxation v. MASCO Builder Cabinet Group, 312 P.3d 475 (Nev. 2013)
  • Déjà Vu Showgirls v. Nevada Department of Taxation, 334 P.3d 387 (Nev. 2014)
  • Déjà Vu Showgirls v. Nevada Department of Taxation, 334 P.3d 392 (Nev. 2014)

Professional Presentations

  • Complimentary Meal Update-Society of Certified Public Accountants – 2010 
  • Public Records Act Litigation-Law Seminars International - 2013

Admissions

Nevada

Kentucky

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2004

  • Employment Law Certificate

Saint Louis University-Parks College of Engineering and Aviation

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, cum laude, 2000

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