Dean J. Gould's practice primarily focuses on sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, as well as serving as an administrative law judge, arbitrator, and mediator. Gould's law practice includes sales and acquisitions of real estate, real estate development, real estate financing (representing both borrowers and lenders), land use regulation and litigation, condominium development, foreclosures, work-outs, and related commercial transactions. In addition to practicing law and teaching, Gould serves as an Administrative Law Judge for the Nevada Department of Business & Industry (Real Estate Division), a Supreme Court Settlement Judge, an arbitrator for the Eighth Judicial District Court (Clark County, NV) Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, and as a foreclosure mediator for the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program. Gould also serves as a member of the Client Security Fund Committee of the State Bar of Nevada.
Gould was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1979 and the State Bar of Nevada in 2001, and currently practices in both Michigan and Nevada. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (AB, with high distinction, 1976) and his law degree from Wayne State University Law School (JD, cum laude, 1979), where he was a member of the Wayne Law Review. Gould is an adjunct professor at Michigan Law and at the William S. Boyd School of Law (UNLV), where he teaches courses in real estate finance and land use planning and regulation.
Gould is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a Michigan Super Lawyer each year from 2008 through 2012, as well as a Super Lawyer–Corporate Counsel Edition (Real Estate) in 2009, 2011, and 2012. He is a member of the Real Property Sections of the State Bar of Michigan and the State Bar of Nevada, and is a member of the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Section of the State Bar of Nevada.
Gould is fluent in Spanish, having lived in Bolivia and Mexico.