Samuel S. Lionel Esq.
Samuel (Sam) S Lionel is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney and co-founder of Lionel Sawyer & Collins, a law firm focused on gaming. Lionel founded the firm in 1967 with former Governor Grant Sawyer and Jon Collins. It became one of the largest firms in the state, representing major Strip developers and gaming clients, Lionel Sawyer & Collins dissolved in 2015 and Samuel Lionel joined the Fennemore Craig law firm. Lionel is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate General and a member and chairman of the Board of Bar Examiners of Nevada. He also served on the board of trustees of Nathan Adelson Hospice. Lionel received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2013. In addition to his many great law-related accomplishments, Sam is well known for his philanthropic efforts throughout the state of Nevada.
As chairman of The Molasky Group of Companies, Irwin Molasky built Las Vegas' first master-planned community (Paradise Palms) and high-rise office building (the 17-story Bank of American Plaza), as well as the Nathan Adelson Hospice. Additionally, Irwin helped find the right location for the McCarran International Airport and assisted with the land purchase for the Las Vegas Convention Center. Through The Molasky Group of Companies, he built the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters and Social Security Administration building in Las Vegas, along with many other great achievements in real estate and development. Like Sam Lionel, Irwin is also known for his philanthropic efforts throughout the state of Nevada. Although Irwin passed away in July 2020, his legacy lives on in many ways – including through the work of Project REAL.