When Tina Quigley became general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) she and her team went promptly to talk with officials in metropolitan areas where they’ve created transportation plans that were both funded and built, and had community support behind them. The common message from leaders in those communities was that even a public … [Read more...] about Go Anywhere From Here: Nevada’s Transportation System
Archives for November 2014
Would you like your child or grandchild to be taught about vaginal intercourse, masturbation and homosexuality in kindergarten? How about a junior high student being instructed about orgasms and anal intercourse? If you think this couldn’t happen in Clark County schools, you’re mistaken. These very topics were discussed at closed-door meetings held by the Clark County School … [Read more...] about Sex Education in Clark County Schools: Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Nevada’s healthcare industry is in a time of transition. With a variety of changes to insurance and healthcare delivery already having been made, and more in the pipeline, the industry is undergoing a massive amount of alterations. Few are more affected by these changes than doctors who are at the front-line in healthcare. Nevertheless, they are maintaining their flexibility in … [Read more...] about Medical Marvels: Nevada’s Top Physicians
Faced with a wealth of challenges, Nevada’s education system has some hurdles to overcome. However, industry leaders recognize the challenges they face and are working to improve the state’s rankings. Recently, those leaders met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the needs of education. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Education
For the third year in a row, attorneys throughout Nevada, specializing in a variety of areas, have pooled their collective knowledge in the Legal Opinions special report. The following pages feature several well-respected attorneys offering up their expertise in the form of articles written on subjects ranging from collections to litigation and due diligence. An annual … [Read more...] about Legal Opinions 2014: A Resource for Doing Business in Nevada
Business people with great ideas want to move on them quickly and see them flourish in the marketplace. Even new businesses often keep their eyes on an aspirational prize: the “exit strategy”. However, many businesses encounter difficulties and sometimes even debilitating conflicts during their life cycle because not enough attention was paid to the company’s organizational … [Read more...] about Giving Proper Attention to Your “Entrance Strategy”
The reality of today’s world is that we live in a litigious society. Litigation is an expensive endeavor to all parties involved, not just financially, but also the lost opportunity costs associated with the amount of time spent litigating the case rather than focusing on your business itself. The best way to avoid litigation is to reduce the risk of being sued or having to … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Avoid Litigation
Whether you seek third party investment in your company or want to sell it, your business will most likely undergo a period between agreeing on a term sheet or letter of intent and signing a definitive agreement – the due diligence phase. Many companies dread this, but as transactional lawyers who frequently represent companies raising investment capital or participating in … [Read more...] about Embracing Due Diligence On Your Company
Getting paid for the goods and services you provide is vital to every business. For many business owners, collecting what is owed is the least pleasant part of their business. You entered the business world to sell a product or provide a service – not to chase receivables. Collection does not, however, have to be a dreadful burden. There are many steps that can be taken to … [Read more...] about Collections – What Rights Do Businesses Have To Collect What They Are Owed?
You lost. After years of litigation—cumbersome discovery, numerous pre-trial motions, and a contentious trial—the jury ruled against you. You have important decisions to make. Accept the Result or Appeal? Statistically, very few appeals are successful. The appellate courts will assume that your trial was fair enough and that sufficient evidence justified the judgment. … [Read more...] about Does Your Case Warrant An Appellate Expert?
Small businesses grow through the ingenuity of their owners. An owner’s pride in a flourishing business can make identifying and implementing a succession plan difficult, but addressing succession planning can prevent disastrous outcomes. Recognizing The Result Of Failure To Plan. Many owners fail to plan for the inevitable life changes – retirement, incompetency, and death – … [Read more...] about Small Business Succession Opportunities
The United States Supreme Court’s interest in intellectual property cases has waxed and waned over the decades. Under Chief Justice Roberts, however, the Court has shown a renewed willingness to take on such matters, and the Court’s recent decision in American Broadcasting Company, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. (“ABC v. Aereo”), is just one example. Increasingly in these cases, the … [Read more...] about Mobile Gambling and the Implications of American Broadcasting Company, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.
Businesses receive numerous requests each month to make donations to non-profit organizations and these requests increase during the holiday season. These donations are a necessity to help support the work of non-profit organizations and ultimately help build a stronger community. Currently in Southern Nevada, there are 275,000 children, seniors and families who live in … [Read more...] about Getting a “Return on Investment” from Corporate Giving
An issue with far-reaching effects for business owners and HR professionals, the advent of medical marijuana in the workplace has led to a host of questions on the subject. In an effort to answer some of those questions, a panel of experts recently convened to educate attendees on the topic. The breakfast was hosted by Nevada Business Magazine, Holland & Hart and LP … [Read more...] about Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
With Tesla propelling Nevada to the forefront of electric vehicle discussion, it is a good time to call attention to the benefits of electric vehicles (EV) in Nevada and ask policymakers to help Nevadans reap those benefits. Here at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), students and faculty at the Center for Energy Research (CER) are eager to work together with Las … [Read more...] about Maximize the Benefits of Electric Vehicles: It Starts at the State Policy Level
Union Village Breaks Ground One of the world’s first integrated health villages, Union Village, has broken ground in Henderson. The Valley Health System has partnered with Union Village, LLC to create a master-planned hospital complex and health center that combines residential components, entertainment and retail, a senior community and a civic and culture arts center. The … [Read more...] about November 2014: Around the State
State Tax system could be Stabilized and Improved with Broader Consumption Tax Calls for “revenue reform” have long emanated from Carson City, where state lawmakers have complained that Nevada’s current tax code is outdated and no longer capable of supporting critical public services. Most often, these calls for “revenue reform” have served as little more than a euphemism for … [Read more...] about What Should “Revenue Reform” Look Like?
President Ferrari Public Affairs http://ferraripa.com/ How did you first get into your profession? A fraternity brother of mine helped me secure an internship in the 1995 Legislative Session, and I graduated from the University of Nevada in December of 1996. I then got a job as a junior legislative analyst for a full-time gig in the 1997 Legislative Session. From there, … [Read more...] about Chris Ferrari: Ferrari Public Affairs
Owner/Founder Elko http://bradshawlawnv.com/ How did you first get into your profession? After taking some paralegal courses right out of high school, I got a job as a legal receptionist in Reno. In pursuit of my dream, I attended Great Basin College at night, while working three jobs. After 8 years, I finally earned a four year BAS degree and was able to attend law … [Read more...] about Denise A. Bradshaw, Esq.: Bradshaw Law LLC
Producer, Co-Owner http://www.leavitt.com/ How did you first get into your profession? Ours is a family business started in the 1950’s that now has 120+ offices in 17 states. In college, I set out on another direction but found my way back and am glad that I did. What do you like most and least about your industry? I enjoy the relationships with others and working … [Read more...] about Jeric Leavitt: Leavitt Insurance Agency