At Gutke Law Group, our commitment is to provide you or
your company with the experience, skill, and expertise you'd expect from a large regional or national law firm, but at an affordable cost and with the personalized attention that you deserve.
Gutke Law Group founding member, John H. Gutke
Business relationships don't always go as planned. Having the right lawyer to protect your rights before or after a business disputes arise is an essential business need. We help business owners, partners, members, shareholders, etc. to resolve disputes and handle legal issues so that you can get back to doing what you do best - running your business.
From filing or responding to a Complaint, all the way to presenting a case at trial to a judge or jury, we are experienced and prepared to efficiently handle every aspect of the litigation process, including post-judgment litigation and appellate work. Specializing in non-competition/non-solicitation agreements and contract law.
Real Estate and Commercial Lending
We have represented national and international banks in the foreclosure process, and in litigation surrounding real estate loans, commerical leases, and personal guarantees.
Judgment Creditor and Debtor Representation
Litigation doesn't end when a judgment is entered. If you want to collect a judgment or need help protecting yourself against one, we can help.
Nevada Local Counsel
They call Las Vegas the Wild-Wild West for a reason. Are you or your client an out-of-state or international litigant in need of local expertise in a lawsuit filed in the Silver State? Our broad experience at all levels of state and federal courts in Nevada provides you with exactly the hometown advantage and insight that you need to succeed. And remember, it's pronounced "Nev-AD-a," not "Nev-AH-da"!
Not all bankruptcy attorneys are litigators, and not all commercial litigation attorneys understand the Bankruptcy Code. We are experienced in both areas and have litigated various adversary proceedings and contested issues, including nondischargeability actions, for both creditors and debtors, before the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.
A serious personal injury case requires a serious lawyer - someone who is experienced in the litigation process, from pre-litigation demands, to initiating the lawsuit, through discovery and to trial. Don't roll the dice on an injury case by sending it to the a billboard lawyer who rarely sees the inside of a courtroom. Having defended medical malpractice cases and serious injury cases on the defense side for many years, we know how to fight for you against the insurance companies.
Gutke Law Group is founded on the belief that every client, no matter how large or small, deserves attentive, affordable representation by experienced, skilled attorneys who will fight for each client's rights. No matter what the stakes, every matter is important. We recognize that no two clients are alike, so it's our job to provide the legal advice and services that give each client the best opportunity to succeed.
We also recognize that no one wants to have their business operations or personal lives interrupted by legal problems. However, the legal process does not need to be painful. We view each matter through a business lens, and strive to understand each client's business or personal objectives in order to provide solutions and strategies that will help our clients navigate smoothly and confidently through complicated legal waters.
Gutke Law Group operates on a few fundamental core principles: transparency, precision, tenacity, accessibility, directness, open-mindedness, and being a good community citizen. We believe in the importance of building strong personal relationships, and view each client as a potential long-term business partner. Your legal issues deserve personalized solutions, and that is what we provide to our clients.
John Gutke is the founder and managing partner of Gutke Law Group. Prior to creating Gutke Law Group, John was a partner for several years at a large, Am Law Top 75 national law firm. He decided to make the transition away from the traditional large law firm structure in order to pursue a more flexible, personalized, collaborative approach to practicing law and providing legal services to his clients at lower cost than the traditional law firm model.
John represents clients in complex business and commercial litigation matters, including partnership/shareholder/member disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability cases, corporate governance cases, contract disputes including non-compete / non-solicitation agreements, receivership actions, banking and real estate matters, and judgment enforcement and collection actions, among other business disputes. His trial experience and familiarity with the litigation process from start to finish has also led to recent successes in injury cases, professional negligence claims, and criminal defense matters. He has appeared in, and tried cases before, numerous state and federal courts, and has filed appeals and requests for emergency relief with the Nevada Supreme Court and other courts of appeal, including appearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
John also has significant experience litigating matters in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, having represented reorganizing Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession, creditors, special committees, and other parties and individuals in bankruptcy adversary proceedings, valuation trials, nondischargeability actions, and other contested matters.
Because of his educational background, which includes both bachelors and masters degrees in economics, John approaches his clients’ matters from a practical business perspective to help his clients find personally-tailored solutions to their legal needs.
John started his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Elizabeth Gonzalez, Chief Judge of Nevada’s Eighth Judicial District Court. Because Judge Gonzalez presides over a specialized business court docket, John received valuable experience in complex business litigation matters from the start of his career. Prior to his practice of law, John was an economics instructor and research assistant in Oregon and Utah.
University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 2006)
Utah State University School of Graduate Studies (M.S., magna cum laude, 2003)
Utah State University (B.A., cum laude, 2001)
"Hidden in Plain Sight: Pursuing U.S.-Based Assets in Cross-Border Insolvency and Enforcement of Judgment Proceedings," American Bar Association, International Law Section - New York City Spring Conference (April 2018)
"Business Litigation in Nevada," Nevada Contractors Association Annual Meetings, Las Vegas, Nevada (June 2015)
Executive Committee Member, Nevada State Bar Association Litigation Section (2015-present)
Member, Clark County, Nevada, and American Bar Associations
Honors & Awards
Nevada Business magazine has named Mr. Gutke as among Nevada's best attorneys for each of the past five years (2013-2018), in its annual "Legal Elite" edition, which recognizes the top attorneys in the Silver State, as voted by their peers.
Named as a "Mountain States Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine (2014-2017, and 2019)
Selected as one of the 50 Best Up-and-Coming Attorneys in the state of Nevada by Nevada Business Magazine (2010-2014)
Selected as a “Mountain States Rising Star” attorney by Super Lawyers Magazine (2009-2010, 2012-2013)
Recognized by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for his volunteer pro bono work in Southern Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
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