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Nicole M. Harvey

Sr. Associate
Nicole Harvey attorney Reno Nevada online willsN

Nicole M. Harvey, is an attorney and former bank compliance manager with over a decade of experience representing Nevada families and business owners through their most important decisions and biggest challenges. When Nicole takes on a case, her clients enjoy the benefit of her knowledge, experience, personal investment and ready sense of humor. Her areas of practice include corporate law and governance, estate planning (including online wills), trust administration and probate transfers, employment law, insurance law, civil litigation and the regulation of federally insured financial institutions. Nicole is a frequent speaker on numerous topics, including human resources compliance, bank regulatory compliance, estate planning and constitutional law. She is the author of I Hope You Die Laughing: A Beginner’s Guide to Estate Planning.

775.384.0022 x 368

Assistant:

Barbara Spagna
775.384.0022 x344
bspagna@bkflaw.com

Paralegal Corporate:
Alexandria Tripoli
858.551.2440 x315
atripoli@bkflaw.com

Paralegal Estate and Tax:
Mari E. Wadsworth
858.551.2440 x329
mwadsworth@bkflaw.com

Bars and Courts
  • Nevada Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Nevada
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Court
Education
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, JD (Order of Barristers)
  • University of Nevada, Reno, BS Economics
  • American Bankers’ Association, Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager
  • American Bankers’ Association, Certified in Deposit Compliance
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • American Bankers’ Association
  • Society for Human Resources Management Solutions and Resources Associates
Community Affiliations
  • BNI Northern Nevada – Reno Professionals Group, Secretary & Treasurer
  • 3 Degrees Networking, Former Facilitator
  • Disability Resources, Former Director
  • Nevada Council of the Society for Human Resources Management, Former Program Director
  • Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor’s Roundtable, Former Committee Member
  • Northern Nevada Human Resources Association, Former Board Member
  • Northern Nevada Human Resources Association Carson Area Chapter, Former Chair
Responsibilities

 

Advising management and owners including entrepreneurs and family businesses on corporate, limited liability company, and partnership matters including formation, maintenance, financing, business succession, dissolution, shareholder agreements, reorganizations, and disputes between owners. Conducts risk assessments and advises on risk management practices, corporate policies and procedures.

 

Advising management and employees on various employment matters including executive employment agreements, employee benefit plans, wage disputes, harassment, and personnel policies and procedures.

 

Advising individuals and families, including across multiple generations to reduce estate tax burdens, provide for future generations, contribute to charitable causes and protect family assets. Advising and guiding trustees and executors who are charged with processing an estate to manage the process timely, efficiently, and in accordance with the law. Advising individuals and families regarding the completion of online will and estate planning processes.

 

Advising insurance policy holders regarding their rights and responsibilities under their contract for insurance, and pursuing benefits and compensation due under applicable law.

 

Advising federally insured financial institutions regarding regulatory compliance. Assisting with and evaluating compliance program risk assessments and fair lending risk assessments. Evaluating and advising on compliance management systems, focusing on written policies and procedures, regulatory compliance monitoring, employee training programs and Board reporting.

Representative Transactions

 

Prevailed over insurance company asserting exemption from Nevada bad faith laws based on ERISA coverage.

Guided many individuals and families through the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program, allowing them to work out alternative arrangements to foreclosure.

Directed and produced on demand training materials for employees of a federally insured financial institution and its affiliates.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

 

Interviewee:  “Coronavirus: Reno attorney harnesses obscure law to offer electronic wills”, Reno Gazette-Journal
Interviewee:  “Coronavirus Restrictions Result In Increased Online Estate Planning”, KTVN Channel 2
Speaker: Northern Nevada Human Resources Association Carson City Chapter “Sex, Drugs and Social Media”
Speaker: University of Nevada, Reno 2012 and 2013 Lavender Commencement Address, “Now Lead”
Speaker: Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce, “Legal Update for California and Nevada Business Leaders”
Speaker: University of Nevada, Reno, Guest Lecturer, “Sex & the Constitution”
Instructor: Northern Nevada Human Resources Association PHR and SPHR Test Prep Course
Speaker: University of Nevada, Reno Freshman Orientation Guest Speaker, “Now That You Are 18/What To Do If You Are Arrested”
Speaker: Public Meeting sponsored by a consortium of real estate agents and mortgage brokers: “Foreclosure is Not Your Only Option”
Speaker: Reno Tahoe Young Professionals, “Sex, Drugs and Facebook”
Speaker: Harvey Law Firm Estate Planning Seminars “I Hope You Die Laughing.”
Host: Harvey Law Firm’s “Harvey Lunch Firm” open discussion on a monthly topic for attorney and non-attorney professionals
Speaker: Harley-Davidson Financial Services Employee Compliance Training
Director/Producer: Harley-Davidson Financial Services On-Demand Interactive Compliance Training Videos
Speaker: Northern Nevada Day of Decision Rally “Freedom to Marry”
Author: “I Hope You Die Laughing: A Beginner’s Guide to Estate Planning,” self-published.
Author: “ADA Amendments Act: What Employers Need to Know,” Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

Recognitions

 

Legal Elite, Northern Nevada, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 published by Nevada Business Magazine
Top Up and Coming Attorneys, Nevada, 2018 published by Nevada Business Magazine
Rising Star, Mountain West States, 2017, 2018, published by SuperLawyers
AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Employment Background

 

Prior to working at Blanchard, Krasner & French, Nicole Harvey served as Senior Counsel for Corix Group of Companies, and as Regulatory Compliance Manager for Harley-Davidson Financial Services. From 2009 – 2016, Nicole was the principle and managing attorney of Harvey Law Firm, serving Nevada individuals, families and businesses. Nicole’s career as an attorney began at Jones Vargas. Nicole has served as a director for non-profit organizations.

Special Notes

 

Nicole likes hiking, camping and reading.