Colorado River Commission of Nevada
555 E Washington Ave #3100 | Las Vegas, NV 89101 | 702.486.2670
 Puoy K. Premsrirut, Chairwoman

Puoy K. Premsrirut
Chairwoman

Initial Appointment: 2013
Current Term 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2020

After graduating from Valley High School in Las Vegas Nevada, Mrs. Premsrirut (Kuykendall) attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1999, Mrs. Premsrirut received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law, where she was the recipient of the Minoru Yasui Memorial Law Scholarship. Since returning to Las Vegas, Mrs. Premsrirut worked as an associate attorney at Jones Vargas, prior to forming the law firm Goodman Brown and Premsrirut, during which she concurrently served on the Clark County Judicial Selection Committee from 2001-2003 and the State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee in 2005. As of 2007, Mrs. Premsrirut has been a practicing attorney at the association of law firms, Brown Brown & Premsrirut, servicing both litigation and transaction clients in primarily business and real estate matters, including clientele in restaurant and nightlife operations. Mrs. Premsrirut also practices securities law with a narrow focus in representing exempt offerings for numerous businesses in Southern Nevada, including many projects located in the redeveloped downtown Las Vegas area. Since 2009, Mrs. Premsrirut has also served as class action counsel representing super-priority lien claimants in hundreds of lawsuits against homeowners associations and the collections industry.

Concurrent with her law practice, Mrs. Premsrirut has also served on charitable and educational boards for local and regional organizations, including the Asian Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, and tenure as President of the Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas. Continued service to the Las Vegas Children Foundation (a local organization, founded by Las Vegas pediatric practitioners) enables meaningful contributions to impact children both locally and abroad with medical supplies and school equipment. Mrs. Premsrirut is also a founding member of the Las Vegas Fashion Council, a newly established organization that endeavors to promote the fashion industry through economic development, education, arts, and community events.

Since November of 2011, Mrs. Premsrirut and partner opened Le Thai, a restaurant in downtown Las Vegas, and has plans to develop several more eating establishments in the area. Mrs. Premsrirut is married to Kenneth H. Kuykendall, and has two stepsons, Caden and Zane.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Owner, Brown Brown & Premsrirut
    (November 2007 to Present)
    Practice Areas: Litigation and Transactional
    Corporate law, general business transactions, commercial leasing, real estate transactions (secured transactions), commercial litigation, licensing, entertainment, nightclub and restaurant transactions, Class Actions against Homeowner Associations
  • Partner, Goodman Brown & Premsrirut
    (October 2002 - 2007)
    Practice Areas: Litigation and Transactional
  • Associate, Jones Vargas (Las Vegas, Nevada)
    (October 1999 - 2002)
  • Internship, Public Defenders Office (Denver, Colorado)
    (September 1998 - February 1999)
  • Research Assistant, Professor Jan Laitos, Esq., and Professor John A. Carver, Jr.
    (1997 - 1999)
    conduct legal research for treatise - Laws of Property Rights Protection - Limitation on Governmental Power
    draft legal memoranda and briefs for appellate case brought by Hale Pratt Midgley Laitos Green & Hickerstaff
  • Las Vegas Municipal Court Clerk (Volunteer)
    (June 1997 - August 1997)

EDUCATION:

  • University of Denver College of Law (Denver, Colorado)
    Juris Doctorate (May 1999)
  • University of California at Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)
    Bachelor's Degree in Political Science

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Nevada (October 1999 to Present)
  • California (February 2000 Bar Pass)
  • New York (February 2001 Bar Pass)

POSITIONS HELD:

  • Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas, Vice President (2004 - 2008); President (2011)
  • Asian Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2002 - 2008)
  • Asian Chamber of Commerce, Political Action Committee, Secretary (2003)
  • Clark County Judicial Selection Committee, Panel Member (2005 - 2007)
  • NAPABA National Conference 2007, Host Committee (2007)
  • State Bar of Nevada, Fee Dispute Committee (2005)
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member (1999 to Present)
  • Bill Endow Scholarship Foundation, Board Member (2002 - 2008)
  • Las Vegas Children Foundation, Board of Directors (2000 to Present)
  • Advisor/ Mentor - Summer Business Internship Program, Clark County (2001 to Present)
  • Asian Pacific Law Students Association, President (1998 - 1999)

AWARDS:

  • Most Influential Businesswomen of Southern Nevada 2002, In Business Las Vegas
  • Minoru Yasui Memorial Law Scholarship, Recipient (1998)