In response to explosive growth and new business challenges, Nevada’s legal market continues to change and evolve, with larger, regional firms establishing a presence within the state. At the forefront of this trend in 1999, Lewis and Roca LLP was the first out-of-market attorney firm to settle in Nevada, creating a strong legal base in the state.
To maintain a competitive edge in Nevada’s changing legal climate, savvy law firms observe trends, anticipate their clients’ requirements and recognize benefits for their clients and businesses. Partnering with another firm can strengthen business potential and generate new possibilities for growth.
Employing this progressive approach, on August 1, Lewis and Roca LLP partnered with Beckley Singleton to become one of the largest law firms in Nevada with more than 200 attorneys. “Lewis and Roca is pleased with the opportunity this joint venture offers and happy to partner with such a well-respected firm,” said Ken Van Winkle, Jr., managing partner of Lewis and Roca LLP. “Beckley Singleton provides strong resources and expands our array of services, offering enormous benefit to clients both nationally and within Nevada.”
Significantly, Beckley Singleton, one of the oldest and most respected firms in Nevada, played a major role in Nevada law development. As the state grew, the law firm acquired a
diverse client base in multiple industries. Located in Las Vegas and Reno, Beckley Singleton gained a strong reputation both nationally and within the Nevada legal community.
The firm has offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, Tucson and Albuquerque. They are AV-rated, the highest designation of professional service and accomplishment, as noted by Martindale-Hubbell.
Thomas Ryan, Nevada chair for Lewis and Roca, said the firm plans to add six or seven additional attorneys to its Nevada offices this year. “This is just further affirmation of our commitment to Nevada. It adds depth and breadth, and increases our ability to handle all types of legal services.”
Lawrence Epstein, managing partner of Beckley Singleton, states, “Partnering with the caliber of legal experts at Lewis and Roca LLP benefits our clients and the business community. We respect the outstanding reputation Lewis and Roca LLP has earned in numerous industry and legal practice areas.”
“It’s going to be a great match,” agreed Dan Polsenberg, a long-time Beckley Singleton partner. “We are doing this all together. We didn’t want to go our separate ways.”
By offering a full-spectrum of legal services, both law firms can maximize fulfillment of client needs. Lewis and Roca LLP’s comprehensive portfolio spans a wide realm of practice areas including: bankruptcy; commercial litigation; construction; corporate and
securities; gaming; government relations; intellectual property; labor and employment; products and professional liability; real estate; and sports and entertainment.
The formation of the new Lewis and Roca LLP represents an important step in Nevada’s legal history. The firm offers tremendous capability, resources and options to Nevada businesses as a partner in the community. It will undoubtedly play a major role in the next chapter of Nevada’s legal future.