LAS VEGAS – Kirk Jacobson, founder and partner of JW Advisors, has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Nevada to serve on the Nevada Bar Foundation Board of Directors as the organization’s only non-attorney director. “I am honored to serve and lend my expertise to this worthy organization that helps people access justice and legal education programs,” said Jacobson, a … [Read more...] about JW Advisors Partner Kirk Jacobson Appointed to the Nevada Bar Foundation Board of Directors
The Honorable Michael A. Cherry, chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, will receive the 2015 Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League of Nevada on Wednesday, June 3. The award luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. in downtown Las Vegas. Tickets are available for purchase through the ADL office by calling (702) 862-8600 or by emailing email@example.com. The Honorable … [Read more...] about Judge Michael Cherry to be honored by ADL on June 3, 2015
Forty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Ranked Nationwide LAS VEGAS – Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that 44 attorneys nationwide are featured in Chambers USA 2015. The firm is ranked as one of the top labor and employment law firms in the United States. In addition, the Fisher & Phillips offices in Nevada, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, … [Read more...] about Two Las Vegas Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Ranked Among Top
Holland & Hart recently obtained another important decision concerning deficiency law in Nevada. As a matter of first impression, the Nevada Supreme Court held that creditors in Nevada can recover deficiency judgments based on out-of-state non-judicial foreclosures. The case, Branch Banking & Trust Co. v. Windhaven & Tollway, LLC, involves a multimillion-dollar … [Read more...] about Holland & Hart’s Frank LaForge Wins Case Before the Nevada Supreme Court
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Salerno recently served as part of the Plan Issues Advisory Subcommittee for the ABI Bankruptcy Review Commission. In what could result in the largest amendments to the US Bankruptcy Law in 40 years, the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Review Commission just released their ABI Commission Report and Recommendations. The 19-member … [Read more...] about Gordon Silver Attorney Thomas J. Salerno Member of Plan Issues Subcommittee
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges leads charge to make change Reno, Nev. – Domestic child sex trafficking, one of the most heinous of child abuses, is on the rise as criminals relish in its profitability and the lower likelihood of severe punishment, when compared to other crimes. With an estimated 293,000 American children currently at risk of commercial … [Read more...] about Public Can Help Reverse Devastating Trend of Treating Child Sex Trafficking Victims as Criminals
Reno – The Nevada Court Improvement Program and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted leaders from all 10 Nevada judicial districts for the Nevada Community Improvement Council (CIC) 2014 Summit on Oct. 2-3 in Reno, Nev. The purpose for this annual training, held at the National Judicial College on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, was … [Read more...] about NCJFCJ and the Nevada Court Improvement Program Gather Leaders from All 10 Nevada Judicial Districts
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.
Nathan Adelson Hospice locations will serve as drop-off points to collect school supplies for local elementary students. The hospice will be collecting supplies for students at Robert L. Taylor and Sunrise Acres elementary schools. The drive continues until Aug. 18. “Many schools unfortunately suffer from a lack of funding, and a large number of students can’t afford many … [Read more...] about Hospice Collecting School Supplies for Students in Need
Nevada’s Supreme Court has been overburdened for decades as it struggles to provide the public with speedy access to justice in the face of an ever growing population. The increasing backlog of cases is prolonging justice in Nevada. Currently, 56 percent of all appeals require more than six months to be heard, with 29 percent taking more than one year. As a consequence justice … [Read more...] about Court of Appeals: Timely Justice to Nevadans and their Businesses
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that Jeffrey A. Silver has been named in Chambers USA 2014 list in Gaming and Licensing. He has been categorized in the highly selective “Band 1” for Nevada. “I am pleased to be recognized by this prestigious publication,” Silver said. “It is also an honor to be listed with colleagues whom I consider to be among Nevada’s top gaming … [Read more...] about Jeffrey Silver Named To Chambers USA 2014
Reno's East Fourth Street will be transformed during the second annual Positively 4th Street Better Block Project event. Considered "the gateway" to downtown Reno, Fourth Street is home to several historical properties but is in need of upgrades and repair. Local businesses are looking to spruce up the area through landscaping, adding a two-way bicycle lane, re-striping … [Read more...] about Improvements Coming to East Downtown in Reno
RENO, Nev. - Nevada law firm Kaempfer Crowell announced it has hired award-winning Reno bankruptcy attorneys Janet Chubb and Louis Bubala to lead the firm’s new bankruptcy practice. Kaempfer Crowell, which already provides attorneys in a wide range of practice areas, including employment, business and aviation law, hired Chubb and Bubala as a result of the two attorneys’ … [Read more...] about Kaempfer Crowell Hires Award-Winning Attorneys to Lead New Bankruptcy Practice