Gordon Silver Attorney Colleen McCarty Appointed to Victims Of Crime Subcommittee

Colleen E. McCarty of Gordon Silver has been appointed to the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice's Victims of Crime Sub-committee.

Gordon Silver Ltd. is pleased to announce that Colleen E. McCarty, an associate in the firm’s Las Vegas office, has been appointed to the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice’s Victims of Crime Sub-committee. McCarty practices in various areas of general and commercial litigation, business crimes and government investigation matters. She is experienced in… [More...]

Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little Announces New Partner, Melissa L. Waite

Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little is pleased to announce Melissa L. Waite has become a partner at the firm.

Attorney also receives Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Peer Review Rating (Las Vegas) - Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little is pleased to announce Melissa L. Waite has become a partner at the firm. Ms. Waite will continue to practice in the areas of Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Finance, Commercial Transactions, Business Formation, Gaming Law and Privilege Licensing. She… [More...]

Seven Pitfalls To Avoid When Negotiating Business Contracts

Avoid these seven pitfalls when negotiating business contracts.

1) Letters of Intent A “non-binding” letter of intent is commonly pursued when parties begin business discussions. Unfortunately, if one of the parties has a change of heart, the letter of intent may work against those who attempt to walk away. Certain phrases can cause the letter of intent to mean more than was originally… [More...]

Gordon Silver Honored as Pro Bono Firm of the Year

Gordon Silver Ltd. was selected as Southern Nevada’s Pro Bono Firm of the Year. The award was part of the 13th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon, put on by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada earlier this month. The event honors community volunteers who donate time to assist low income clients with legal issues.… [More...]

McDonald Carano Wilson Recognized Among Nevada’s “Best Law Firms” for 2014

LAS VEGAS – McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced it has been recognized in 21 separate categories by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2014. The firm received Tier 1 rankings in both its Las Vegas and Reno offices for its practice in commercial litigation, corporate law, litigation – construction, and real estate law. Additionally, the… [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...]

Chapter 11 for Individuals: Three Key Differences from Business Reorganizations

Chapter 11 is primarily a vehicle for businesses to reorganize, but can also be utilized by individuals.

Chapter 11 is primarily a vehicle for businesses to reorganize, but can also be utilized by individuals (i) who have debts that exceed the limits for “wage earner” repayment plans under Chapter 13; and/or (ii) earn too much to be eligible for a Chapter 7 liquidation. For example, Chapter 13 is only available to debtors… [More...]

Estate Tax Changes Require Immediate Attention

Few people are aware that as a result of “fiscal cliff” negotiations Congress also enacted permanent changes to the federal estate tax and gift tax laws.

Many people likely recall Congress’ so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations at the end of 2012, which resulted in a great deal of commotion regarding changes to the income tax. Most of us have encountered these changes to some degree, but fewer people are probably aware that as a result of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations Congress also… [More...]

Campaign Finances — But I want to Give More! The Struggle between the First Amendment and Corruption

The Struggle between the First Amendment and Corruption in Campaign Finances

“I am not a crook.” In the wake of violations in the Watergate Scandal, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was created in 1974 to oversee and enforce campaign finance regulations and the Federal Election Campaign Act was amended to limit campaign contributions.  Two years after the Watergate scandal, the US Supreme Court in the case… [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...]

Legal Remedies to False On-Line Attacks by Customers or Clients

When unhappy customers post false online attacks, your reputation – and business – can suffer.

Your customers are talking about you – and the whole world is listening: “Total rip-off!” “Terrible customer relations.” “Completely botched it and charged me twice as much as quoted.” When unhappy customers post these types of comments (or worse) about your business on-line, your reputation – and business – can suffer. For most businesses, especially… [More...]

Homeowner’s Bill of Rights

On October 1, 2013, Nevada’s Senate Bill 321, or what is commonly referred to as the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights (HBR), went into effect.

On October 1, 2013, Nevada’s Senate Bill 321, or what is commonly referred to as the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights (HBR), went into effect. The HBR applies only to owner-occupied homes, and adds the following steps to the foreclosure process: No less than 30 days after a homeowner defaults, but at least 30 days before… [More...]

Martin Little of Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish Receives Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish announced that Martin Little has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Peer Review Rating.

(Las Vegas) - Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish announced that Martin Little, a shareholder at the firm, has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Peer Review Rating. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary.  Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a… [More...]

Former General Counsel to Governor Brian Sandoval Lucas Foletta Joins McDonald Carano Wilson LLP

McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced the hiring of attorney Lucas Foletta, prior to joining he served as general counsel to Governor Brian Sandoval.

LAS VEGAS – McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced the hiring of attorney Lucas Foletta. Prior to joining McDonald Carano Wilson, Foletta served as general counsel to Governor Brian Sandoval. He formerly worked as an assistant U.S. attorney and as a law clerk for Governor Brian Sandoval when he was a U.S. District Court Judge for the… [More...]

Legal Aid Center To Offer Free Ask-A-Lawyer Program; Free Consultations Offered

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Gordon Silver Ltd. is pleased to announce that Kristin M. Tyler will be participating in a free legal advice program.  The program is offered by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the Trust & Probate Section of the State Bar of Nevada.  The Ask-A-Lawyer program will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 9:30… [More...]

Matthew W. Hoffmann Joins Atkinson & Watkins as Partner

Atkinson & Watkins is pleased to expand its team by welcoming attorney Matthew W. Hoffmann as a partner in the firm.

LAS VEGAS – Atkinson & Watkins, a local real estate, construction, bankruptcy and personal injury law firm, is pleased to expand its team by welcoming attorney Matthew W. Hoffmann as a partner in the firm. Hoffmann will practice primarily in plaintiff’s personal injury law with Atkinson & Watkins’ full-service personal injury law practice, marketed as Battle… [More...]

Pisanelli Bice Named Among “Best Law Firms” for 2014

LAS VEGAS – James J. Pisanelli and Todd L. Bice, founding partners of the litigation firm Pisanelli Bice PLCC, announced that the firm has been recognized as one of the country’s leading firms in the 2014 edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings from U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.… [More...]

Shea & Carlyon’s James Patrick Shea and three Colleagues join Armstrong Teasdale

James Patrick Shea has joined Armstrong Teasdale and three of his colleagues from the Las Vegas boutique commercial insolvency and litigation law firm.

LAS VEGAS - James Patrick Shea, a founding partner of Shea & Carlyon, has joined Armstrong Teasdale along with three of his colleagues from the Las Vegas-based boutique commercial insolvency and litigation law firm. A prominent figure in the national business bankruptcy field, Shea is a partner in Armstrong Teasdale’s Financial and Real Estate Services (FRE) practice… [More...]

Following Through With a Judgement: Working Towards a Successful Debt Collection

In debt collection, there are various options available to seek payment.

When a business sells goods or services, that business can expect to be paid. However, payment is not always the reality. If a business is not getting paid, there are options to seeking repayment, either informally or formally. If the informal methods of trying to convince the debtor to pay have been unsuccessful, business owners… [More...]

Legal Elite 2012: The Silver State’s Top Attorneys

Nevada Legal Elite 2012

The 2012 Legal Elite list represents attorneys that have received favorable reviews from the attorneys across the state they work with day-in and day-out. These are top attorneys in Nevada as voted by their peers. The list this year includes the top 150 Southern Nevada attorneys, the top 75 Northern Nevada attorneys, the 50 best… [More...]