Employment Law: Attorneys Speak Out

To learn the complicated ins and outs of employment law, we went to six attorneys that are at the top of their field and experienced in employment law.

To learn the complicated ins and outs of employment law, it’s best to go straight to the source. The following pages highlight six attorneys that are at the top of their field and are experienced in employment law. These attorneys were each asked to share advice with Nevada Business Magazine readers and responded to a… [More...]

Legal Elite 2014: Nevada’s Top Attorneys

This year’s Legal Elite polling garnered 6,454 nominations of attorneys from across the Silver State, highlighting top attorneys as chosen by their peers.

This year’s Legal Elite polling garnered 6,454 nominations of attorneys from across the Silver State. This annual list highlights Nevada’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers. All votes are based on nominations from other attorneys and the following pages highlight the top vote getters in Northern Nevada, Southern Nevada, the Best Up and Coming… [More...]

Industry Focus: Alternative Energy

A group of Nevada’s alternative energy leaders recently met at the offices of City National Bank to discuss the trends and obstacles facing their industry.

Nevada’s alternative energy sector is changing with new projects and regulations as well as the buyout of Nevada’s major utility. Industry experts are expecting a resurgence of the industry as well as more conservation efforts. Recently, executives representing the alternative energy industry met at the Reno offices of City National Bank to discuss their changing industry. Connie… [More...]

Digging up the Debt: Nevada’s Collections Industry

The Silver State has put the pinch on residents and businesses in recent years, one of the few industries to have thrived has been debt collections.

While a noticeable lack of silver in the Silver State has put the pinch on residents and businesses in recent years, one of the few industries to have thrived has been debt collections. As a result of the state’s heavily touted, sky-high unemployment rates, we’ve seen explosive growth not only in foreclosures but also in… [More...]

Legal Opinions 2013

Legal Opinions is an invaluable tool for business professionals and certainly an issue to keep on the shelf for future reference.

Attorneys, like doctors, have highly specialized skills that are in high demand, especially in today’s increasingly legalistic world. The following pages feature a special report that gives the reader the opportunity to receive legal advice at a fraction of the cost (in essence 100 percent off the lawyer’s normal rates). The following pages offer free… [More...]

Preparing for the Affordable Care Act

In preparing for the Affordable Care Act, businesses should start their compliance efforts by taking the following steps.

No issue in last five years has been as polarizing as health care reform. Baring a repeal of the law, however, ACA will forever change the way Americans obtain health insurance coverage, access health care services and view the health care system. For businesses, understanding and complying with ACA will soon become a reality of… [More...]

Healthcare Heroes 2013

View the Nevada Healthcare Heroes 2013 honorees and sponsors. Over 160 Healthcare Heroes have been honored and thousands donated to Nevada schools.

The Healthcare Heroes Legacy Now in its eighth year, Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholorships for Nevada’s future healthcare educators. After realizing there wasn’t a program in place to honor individuals that have done amazing things to propel healthcare in the Silver State,… [More...]

Local Experts Discuss Impact of New Regulations on Small Business During Nevada State Bank Web Event

From the federal government to the Nevada Legislature, many small business owners are wondering how new laws and government regulations may affect them in 2013. They can find out for themselves on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9 a.m. PST, when NevadaSmallBusiness.com, in association with Nevada State Bank, presents “Insights: Impact of New Regulations on Small… [More...]

Industry Focus: Education


Education has long been one of the biggest challenges facing the Silver State. With a jobs base that has traditionally not encouraged secondary education and a need for an education culture, Nevada has been on the low end of several national indicators. However, educators in this state see hope for the future and are working hard to improve Nevada’s educational system. Recently, educators met at the Las Vegas offices of Holland & Hart to discuss the progress made and their hopes for the future.

Dr. Steve Buuck, Faith Lutheran; Dr. Carolyn Yucha, UNLV School of Nursing; Dwight Jones, Clark County School District; Bart Patterson, Nevada State College; Dr. Eucharia Nnadi, Roseman University of Health Sciences; Bob Anderson, Holland & Hart and The Nevada School for the Blind [More...]

Industry Focus: Bankers


The banking industry plays a vital role in the success or failure of companies and individuals that rely on banks for their financial needs. Over the last few years, the industry has experienced a myriad of challenges including government regulations, foreclosures, finding qualified borrowers, low interest rates and image issues. Executives from the banking industry recently met to discuss these and other issues:

John Wilcox, City National Bank; Alfred Alvarez, Bank of the West; Arvind Menon, Meadows Bank; Kirk Clausen, Wells Fargo; Reed Radosevich, Northern Trust; Greg Gilbert, Holland & Hart; George Burns, Nevada Commissioner of Financial Institutes; Bob Martin, BNY Mellon; Bill Uffleman, Nevada Bankers Association [More...]

Industry Focus: Mining


Mining in Nevada is one industry that has been thriving in recent economically tumultuous times. Even so, the industry is facing a myriad of issues from taxation to regulatory delays and public perception. Recently, executives representing various companies in the mining industry met at the Reno law offices of Holland & Hart to discuss these issues and what the future of mining looks like:

Fred Reeder, Reno-Tahoe Construction; Ben Veach, JBR Environmental; Jeff Thompson, University of Nevada, Reno – College of Science; Jim Faulds, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology; Corrado De Gasperis, Comstock Mining; Tim Crowley, Nevada Mining Association • Tom Clark, Holland & Hart [More...]

Industry Focus: Telecommunications


Telecommunications executives representing companies throughout the industry met at the Las Vegas office of Holland & Hart to discuss their growing pains and meeting the needs of increasingly technologically advanced consumers:

Mel Urquhart, TruCom Fiber & Wireless; Lance Earl, Holland & Hart; John DeMarco, XO Communications; Chris Donnelly, Switch Communications; Cheri Hickman, Diversified Communications Solutions; Duffy Leone, Cox Communications; Jeff Grace, NetEffect; Mark Haley, Smart City Networks; Mike Ballard, Cobalt Data Centers [More...]

Industry Focus: Non-Profit


Executives representing several non-profits throughout the state recently met at the Las Vegas office of Holland & Hart to discuss the challenges non-profits face in a down economy:

Caleen Norrod Johnson, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada; Steve Chartrand, Goodwill of Southern Nevada; Sherri McKenzie, Nevada Gives; Patricia Falvey, Catholic Charities; Sherri Rice, Access to Healthcare Network; Bryan Wright, Holland & Hart; Kathleen Miller, Living Grace Homes; Courtney Orrock, Sunrise Children’s Foundation; Angela Quinn, Building Hope Nevada; Rino Armeni, Las Vegas Business Academy; Barbara E. Buckley, Legal Aid; Ed Guthrie, Opportunity Village; Carole Fisher, Nathan Adelson Hospice; Fred Schultz, Foundation for Positively Kids; Karen Barsell, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra; Juliana Pisani, American Cancer Society [More...]

Industry Focus: Economic Development

Industry Focus: Economic Development

Executives representing various economic development agencies throughout the state recently met at the Las Vegas office of Holland & Hart to discuss new approaches to economic development and tried and true methods to boost Nevada’s economy:

Arnold Lopez, NV Energy; Somer Hollingsworth, Nevada Development Authority; John Ramous, Henderson Development Authority; Terri Janison, Economic Development – Governor’s Office; Bob Anderson, Holland & Hart; Terri Sheridan, City of North Las Vegas – Economic Development; Bill Arent, City of Las Vegas – Economic and Urban Development [More...]

Industry Focus: Commercial Real Estate


Executives representing this industry recently met at the Las Vegas office of Holland & Hart to discuss commercial real estate and what’s in store for the future.

Kyle Nagy, Commercial Capital Advisors, NAIOP; Cathy Jones, Sun Commercial Real Estate; Ryan Martin, Colliers International, CCIM; Jeffrey Vilkin, Tradewinds Construction; Mason Gorda, Ledcor Construction; Kevin Burke, Burke & Associates; Michael Dermody, DP Partners; Mike Montandon, VOIT Commercial Real Estate; Jeff Ehret, PENTA Building Group; Doug Roberts, Panattoni Development; Robert Leidig, Flagship Construction Co.; Mike Mixer, Colliers International; Laurie Paquette, General Growth Properties; Lance Earl, Holland & Hart [More...]

Industry Focus: Elected Officials

Recently, elected officials met at Holland & Hart’s Las Vegas office to discuss the changing world of politics and the types of policies they expect to see in the coming years. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for the event. These monthly meetings are designed to bring leaders together to discuss… [More...]

What are your hopes for the New Year?

“My hope for the New Year is that the thousands of families in this community with mothers and fathers that are willing and able to work find jobs. I also hope that our state legislators and governor strive to find common ground working for the future of this great state and put aside their personal… [More...]