Cliven Bundy is a man on a mission. He’s been battling the federal government -- specifically, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) -- for more than 20 years, and he’s determined to win this David-and-Goliath battle. Bundy’s family has raised cattle on the land around Mesquite since the 1870s, and he now owns about 500 cattle roaming through the desert rangeland. He tends … [Read more...] about Home, Home on the Range: Where the Desert Tortoises Roam?
Archives for November 2013
Nevada’s rural economies are microcosms of the state’s economy, each with its own characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. While the rest of the country experienced the economic downturn, several of Nevada’s northeastern rural counties barely even blinked. As the economy dove and gold prices rose, mining counties like Elko are just now catching their breath as rapid growth … [Read more...] about Rural Nevada: Independent Spirit Alive and Well
The healthcare industry has seen a vast amount of changes in a short time period leaving doctors working double time to catch up. This has only helped solidify the drive and passion of many of Nevada’s excellent healthcare providers. The following list highlights these doctors as ranked by the community and their peers. The 2013 Medical Marvels list is a compilation of … [Read more...] about Medical Marvels
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 legal advice in the form … [Read more...] about Legal Opinions 2013
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 with less than $383,175 in unsecured debt (debts that are … [Read more...] about Chapter 11 for Individuals: Three Key Differences from Business Reorganizations
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 enacted permanent changes to the federal … [Read more...] about Estate Tax Changes Require Immediate Attention
“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 of Buckley v. Valeo heard its first … [Read more...] about Campaign Finances — But I want to Give More! The Struggle between the First Amendment and Corruption
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 everyday life. The many upcoming changes … [Read more...] about Preparing for the Affordable Care Act
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 small … [Read more...] about Legal Remedies to False On-Line Attacks by Customers or Clients
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 a lender either (a) files a “notice of default and election … [Read more...] about Homeowner’s Bill of Rights
From kindergarten to college graduation, Nevada’s education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go. Coming together to discuss issues Nevada faces in regards to education, a combination of business leaders, economic development resources and leaders in education recently met at the Las Vegas offices of Cox … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Education
Owning a small business in Nevada can be extremely rewarding, but the stakes are high. Only half of all new businesses survive five years or more, and about one-third survive 10 years or more, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Often entrepreneurs go into business with a good idea and a sharp focus on pursuing a passion but can overlook some key business needs … [Read more...] about Five Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Business Owner
Chief Operating Office Las Vegas http://www.ycstrans.com/ What do you like most and least about your industry? Directing a work force of nearly two thousand employees from over 65 different countries. The least is overwhelmingly unfair news coverage. What would you want your legacy to future generations to be? That I trained and taught hundreds of employees how to … [Read more...] about William R. Shranko: Yellow-Checker-Star Cab Co.
President Reno & Minden http://www.corporatedirect.com/ http://www.sutlaw.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I enjoyed learning about corporate law as a law student at Hastings College of the Law. After graduating I entered that field of practice. If you could take back one sentence you’ve ever spoken, what would it be? In second grade I made a … [Read more...] about Garrett Sutton: Corporate Direct, Inc. and Sutton Law Center, P.C.
Branch Manager Reno http://www2.primelending.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I was working as a business consultant and a national title company hired me to jumpstart their company. What do you like most about your industry? I enjoy helping people make smart choices about home buying. What business advice would you give someone just starting in … [Read more...] about Jed Brookes Spendlove: PrimeLending
Three years ago, both Brian Sandoval and Rory Reid ran for governor on a “no new taxes” platform. Last year, voters in five Nevada counties rejected six efforts to raise taxes — even though Barack Obama was at the top of the ticket, driving liberal voter turnout. Given the clear will of the voters throughout the state, you’d expect that the governor and legislators would … [Read more...] about Taxpayers Lose Big: Lawmakers Impose New Burdens
FiveGen Sets Up Shop in the InNEVation Center A security and infrastructure company that offers application development, software solutions, cloud hosting and project management consulting, FiveGen has moved to the inNEVation Center by Switch SUPERNAP’s campus. FiveGen is the latest startup to move into the 65,000 square-foot facility which was started to foster economic … [Read more...] about November 2013: Around the State
Projects Las Vegas, 89109 Tutor Perini Building Corp. has begun construction on the third phase of the Marriott’s Grand Chateau, the first vertical construction to occur on the Las Vegas Strip since 2008. Construction is projected for completion mid-2014, and will add 233 tower villas for a total of 643 units at the timeshare resort. The tower villas range from one- to … [Read more...] about Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: November 2013
Southern Nevada The Las Vegas industrial market vacancy rate fell to 14.8 percent in the third quarter of 2013, which is the lowest it has been since the first quarter of 2010. Compared to the prior quarter (Q2 2013), vacancies are down 70 basis points (0.7 percentage points), while they have fallen 220 basis points (2.2 percentage points) since last year (Q3 2012). Since the … [Read more...] about Industrial Summary: Third Quarter 2013
Revised estimates for second quarter 2013 show U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent, an improvement over the 1.7 percent growth first reported. Federal government spending made negative contributions. Personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, business fixed investment, residential investment, and state and local … [Read more...] about November 2013: Business Indicators