Richard Blower

Executive Vice President / General Counsel

Richard Blower, LTC (Ret.) Esq

Executive Vice President / General Counsel

I am currently a solo practitioner practicing law in two primary areas: 1) business formation and representation of businesses in all legal areas, and 2) estate planning and probate.

Previously, I served as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Nevada National Guard in Carson City, NV. I held the full-time SJA position from 2002 through 2012, and was the Headquarters Staff Judge Advocate for the 152 Airlift Wing in Reno, NV from 1987-2002.

In my JAG position, I served as the primary legal advisor to The Adjutant General (TAG) of the Nevada National Guard, the United States Property and Fiscal Officer (USP&FO) for Nevada, and Commanding Generals of the Nevada Army and Air National Guard, as well as subordinate Commanders.  In this capacity, I reviewed and approved Nevada National Guard contracts involving federal expenditures between $100,000 and $10,000,000 for legal propriety and compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and all applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Further, I advised the TAG and subordinate commanders on provisions of Title 32 and Title 10 of the United States Code, ensuring legal use of money, personnel and equipment to avoid Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA) violations, while maximizing the ability of the Nevada National Guard to respond to state and federal emergencies.  I provided advice on all areas of labor law, including Equal Employment Opportunity, Merit Systems Protection Board, compliance with federal regulations regarding technicians, and compliance with state law regarding state employees