Donna A Zanetti

Donna A. Zanetti


Affiliations and Awards

State Bar of Nevada
Member, Washoe County Bar Association
Co-chair, Community Association Institute (CAI) Legislative Action Committee, 2014-2020
CAI Nevada Business Partner of the Year, 2017
Certified Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM), Community Associations Institute, 1998
Certified Supervising Community Association Manager, State of Nevada, 2006


Bachelor of Arts from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1982
Master of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park, 1986
Juris Doctor from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, cum laude, 2012
Member, Society of Advocates

Contact Information:

Phone: 775-324-5930


Donna A. Zanetti, Esq. is a partner with Leach Kern Gruchow Song. Ms. Zanetti is licensed in Nevada and her practice areas include community association law and real estate development. In 2013, Ms. Zanetti relocated from Southern Nevada to Reno, where she managed the Leach Johnson Reno office until the 2018 merger with Kern and Associates. As prior co-chair, and current member, of CAI’s Nevada Legislative Action Committee, Ms. Zanetti advocates for common sense legislation and serves as a resource for legislators seeking to understand and improve common-interest community law.

Ms. Zanetti is the author of numerous continuing education classes for community association managers and is certified, through the Nevada Real Estate Division, to teach classes on community association governance to managers, board members and homeowners. She drafts and amends governing documents for new and existing community associations, and facilitates long range planning for boards of directors, developer to homeowner leadership transitions, and best-practices development for community associations.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Zanetti provided management consulting in the areas of community association management and staff development, including training for managers and boards of directors. She is a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM), CAI’s highest designation for community association managers.

When not at work, she enjoys trail riding with her husband and their two quarter horses, playing with their pit bulls, and renovating their older home in Carson City.