By Samuel A. Schwartz, Transactional Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Prior to the Great Recession, private equity firms were historically devoted to buy outs and smaller loans that traditional banks had no interest in funding. Since that time, according to estimates by the private equity firm Ares Management, nonbanks held more than half a trillion dollars’ worth … [Read more...] about Private Equity Lending: Is It a Good Choice for Business?
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By Samuel A. Schwartz, Shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Litigation Risks Expanding for Plaintiffs When considering pursuing litigation anywhere in the United States, potential plaintiffs should consider and canvass the potential defendants who may be culpable. Courts around the country are taking a broad view of what claim, issue and party preclusion means in … [Read more...] about Implications of Expanding Litigation Risks
With large troves of sensitive consumer financial data and more cash transactions per minute than some of the world’s largest banks, today’s gaming and casino institutions are ideal targets for cybercriminals seeking hefty payouts. Casinos also have to guard multiple points of entry, from on-site stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, ATMs and point-of-sale … [Read more...] about Cyber Challenges in the Gaming Industry: For the House to Win, It Can’t Gamble on Cybersecurity
As the economy improves, Nevada’s law offices are seeing increased growth and competition across the Silver State. Although technology presents new challenges, leaders in the industry expect improvements to continue across the board. Attorneys, leading many of the state’s top law firms, recently met at the Las Vegas office of City National Bank to discuss industry health and … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Attorneys
The historic result of the 2016 election ushers in a new set of challenges, opportunities, and unknowns for Nevada businesses at the federal and state levels. Here, at home, Nevada bucked the national trend and once again gave Democrats control of both houses of the legislature. The result is two new legislative majorities, along with a host of freshman chairs and freshman … [Read more...] about History in the Making: The 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature
By Erin Lewis, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Picture a laundry detergent. Let me guess … Tide? You have just demonstrated the power of branding. In today’s crowded marketplace, a company’s brand can be its single most valuable asset. In fact, the world’s top brands are estimated to be worth as much as $150 billion. With so much at stake, you should be thinking … [Read more...] about Making Your Mark: The Basics of Brand Protection
With more than 42 million visitors to Las Vegas annually and community leaders calling for updated transportation infrastructure for residents and tourists alike, now is the time to discuss new transportation possibilities in Southern Nevada that are necessary to support the next generation of economic development. Recently, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck partnered with the … [Read more...] about Transportation in Southern Nevada: The Added Benefits of Investing in Infrastructure
Optimism is in the air as 2016 ramps up and that positivity is making its way through Nevada’s business community as executives and business owners continue to see improvements. The year started with some big announcements for economic diversification in the state, including projects moving into Southern Nevada’s Apex and continued optimism in the north with new businesses … [Read more...] about Keep on the Sunny Side: Power Poll 2016
For the fourth 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 land use to intellectual property. An annual feature, … [Read more...] about Legal Opinions 2015: A Resource for Doing Business in Nevada
Intellectual property (IP) is where thoughts and ideas meet the material world and is commonly defined as any work or invention that’s come about as the result of creativity. A strength to the business that owns it, IP is considered an asset in bankruptcy proceedings, can be sold or lost and needs to be protected by the company that owns the property. “Intellectual property … [Read more...] about Where the Mind Matters: Intellectual Property
What: CCIM March 2015 Luncheon - The Future of Las Vegas Gaming & Tourism Where: Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W Flamingo Road, Ballroom 456 - Second Floor - Fantasy Tower When: Wed, March 25, 2015 | Time: 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM Venue The Future of Las Vegas Gaming and Tourism How Las Vegas' most vital industry will have to reinvent itself in order to fend … [Read more...] about CCIM March 2015 Luncheon – The Future of Las Vegas Gaming & Tourism
As Nevada’s economy sees improvements in a variety of industries, law firms continue to evolve in order to prepare for the future and better serve their clients. Recently, a group of Nevada attorneys met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the trends and challenges facing their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada Business Magazine, … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Attorneys
LAS VEGAS artLIVE!, a philanthropic affair merging fashion and art in a unique showcase to benefit The Modern Art Museum and The Las Vegas Fashion Council is pleased to announce the lineup of entertainment for the January 29 event at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. artLIVE! is a creative collision of art and fashion, representing multiple mediums, and will feature … [Read more...] about artLIVE! Entertainment Announced
LAS VEGAS artLIVE!, a philanthropic affair merging fashion and art in a unique showcase to benefit The Modern Art Museum and The Las Vegas Fashion Council is pleased to announce the lineup of fashion designers for the January 29 event at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Each of the designers will present several of their latest looks during an exciting runway show. … [Read more...] about artLIVE! Announces Roster of Fashion Designers to Present at Event
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”
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 attorneys and the top 10 … [Read more...] about Legal Elite 2014: Nevada’s Top Attorneys
“New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken! Instead, I like to establish a New Year’s “theme” to help me refocus my priorities each year. I have declared 2014 the “Year of Breaking Boundaries!” Kelley Goldberg | Shareholder, Intellectual Property Group Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP “The goal I have for 2014 is to step up one of my original goals when I first … [Read more...] about What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
“Ever-growing judicial campaign finance coffers, endorsements from political groups and low voter turn-out in judicial elections all contribute to citizens’ lower confidence in the judiciary. Selecting our judges based on merit through a bipartisan commission and appointment process is crucial to a fair and impartial judiciary, and necessary to maintain our democratic … [Read more...] about Should judges be elected or appointed?
Conventional wisdom says that when the recession hit in late 2007, lawsuits between businesses probably increased as companies tried everything to stay afloat, including collecting all debts owed and enforcing contractual agreements. But many attorneys working in litigation saw a decrease in lawsuits filed in most arenas. Instead, there was a rise in alternative dispute … [Read more...] about See You in Court: Business Litigation in Nevada