Lawrence E. Kulp

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Practice Location

  • Nevada
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Lawrence Kulp has practiced law since 1980. He is admitted to practice in Nevada, where he resides with his family in Las Vegas, and is also a member of the Michigan and Colorado Bar Associations. Lawrence recently retired from the prestigious Las Vegas real estate and business law firm of Deaner, Deaner, Scann, Malan & Larsen, but he continues to practice law as a sole practitioner.

Lawrence began his college education at the University of Texas, Austin. This was interrupted by an 11-year stint in the United States Navy, but during that time he completed his undergraduate work on a Navy scholarship at the University of Colorado, Boulder, earning a B.A. in chemistry in 1972.

Lawrence had begun his naval career as an enlisted man, serving as a nuclear reactor operator aboard the fast-attack submarine Skipjack; but he was later commissioned, serving as an engineering officer aboard the ammunition ship Mount Hood.

After returning to civilian life, Lawrence attended the University of Denver College of Law, where he earned his J.D. in 1980. Since that time, he has practiced law in a variety of settings, from sole practitioner, to in-house corporate counsel, to law firm associate.

Lawrence learned his basic litigation and trial skills from the late Jon Holm, who was a prominent trial attorney in Denver. His practice later focused on corporation and business law when he was employed as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for several Denver-based enterprises. He gained his most valuable experience with Deaner, Deaner, Scann, Malan & Larsen, where his mentor was Charles Deaner, known as the “Dean of Nevada real estate lawyers”.

While at the Deaner law firm, Lawrence’s practice concentrated on real estate, business litigation, and appeals. He has taught several continuing legal education seminars in real estate law, including such topics as land use regulations, title insurance, and land access and egress issues.

Lawrence came to Las Vegas in 1990 with his wife, Loretta, and is fortunate to have his daughter and three grandchildren living nearby. He is an avid golfer, music lover, and pipe organ dilettante.

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Corporate Governance
  • Environmental
  • Estates & Personal
  • Financial Institutions/Credit Transactions
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Labor & Employment Disputes
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Bankruptcy
  • Securities
  • Tax


  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Bachelor in Chemistry
  • University of Denver College of Law
    • Juris Doctorate

Professional Licensure & Admissions

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • State Bar of Michigan

Committee Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity