Mr. Flangas concentrates his practice on commercial and business litigation, most often in connection with development, construction law, and natural resources. He has assisted clients in land use matters involving permitting and licensing applications (zoning, master planning, special use permits) and has been actively involved in water rights transactions and litigation in Reno and Las Vegas for more than 30 years. He served as lead counsel for the private developers and Washoe County in connection with the hearings and appeals involving the Truckee Meadows Project from 1989-1992, one of Nevada's first large-scale interbasin transfer hearings, and continues to be actively involved in working with and handling matters before the last five of Nevada's State Engineers in connection with water rights applications, permits, certificates and formal protest hearings.
Mr. Flangas has tried cases before judges and juries in both State and Federal courts, and has been involved in administrative hearings and proceedings before the Nevada State Engineer and the Division of Water Resources, as well as county commissions, city councils, and various other State courts and local administrative boards and bodies in Reno, Las Vegas, Carson City, Elko, Fallon, Douglas, and other rural Nevada counties. He has also briefed and argued cases before the Nevada Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Flangas has presented seminars on mechanic's liens, water law, and construction law, and has been previously certified by the AAA as a commercial arbitrator.