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June Featured Guest - Gina Bongiovi - Attorney, MBA

Gina Bongiovi

As one of the few native Las Vegans left in town, Gina is proud to still call Las Vegas home. She's also proud to call herself a Rebel, having graduated magna cum laude from the UNLV Honors College with a B.S.B.A. in marketing and minor in business law in 2001. In 2007, Gina was one of the first students to earn a dual law degree/MBA from the William S. Boyd School of Law and College of Business at UNLV.

In 2005, Gina started a marketing company and couldn't find a lawyer that was willing or able to help a start-up like hers. After hearing similar stories from other entrepreneurs, she decided to dedicate her practice to serving start-ups and small businesses. With business education paired with real-world experience, she provides her clients with business-minded legal advice that addresses all facets of business ownership. She serves as a "consigliere", much like Robert Duvall's character in "The Godfather," except with considerably less violence.

Gina has helped found two nonprofits - Dress for Success Southern Nevada and Vegas Shepherd Rescue - and is working on a dog-related third. She currently serves as pro bono counsel for the Vegas Shepherd Rescue, Xemplar Advisory Board Member, LexisNexis Firm Manager Advisory Board Member, Board Member for the Nevada Bar's Solo and Small Practice Section, and Advisory Council Chair of Vegas Young Professionals.

Personally, she's an animal-loving, wine-drinking, shoe-addicted yogi and dog mom who loves to cook, hike, and spend time by the ocean.

Gina is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, and the American Bar Association including the Young Lawyers Section, Solo and Small Firm Division, and Business Law Division. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and all Nevada state courts.