Now in its fifth year, the Legal Opinions special report gathers the collective knowledge of attorneys throughout the state. Sharing their specialites in a variety of areas, these attorneys have written articles that cover the gamut of information executives need to know. This annual feature is a valuable resource for business professionals throughout the year. Topics for … [Read more...] about Legal Opinions 2016: A Resource for Doing Business in Nevada
A shift in strategy may better protect businesses, employees After a July Nevada Supreme Court decision, Nevada business owners must revisit their non-compete agreements. The decision creates so much uncertainty, businesses should strongly consider revising their non-compete strategy altogether. In Golden Rd. Motor Inn, Inc. v. Islam, the Supreme Court held that the … [Read more...] about Non-Compete Agreements Lose Value in Nevada
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
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
Desert Radiologists acquired an advanced imaging tool to catch breast cancer earlier. The medical imaging provider is the only outpatient facility in Nevada to offer the technology, according to a recent statement. The provider is offering three dimensional mammography, called breast tomosynthesis, for breast cancer screening. Considered the latest in digital imaging … [Read more...] about Advanced Technology Arrives to Catch Breast Cancer Sooner
Nevada Donor Network (NDN) saw its second consecutive record-breaking year in "all apsects" of organ donation, according to a recent statement. NDN received donations from 104 organ donors, 373 tissue donors and 632 cornea donors - totaling a 96% increase compared to 2011. “These significant increases are a testament to the heroism of our courageous donors and their … [Read more...] about Organ Donation on the Rise in Nevada
1) Letters of Intent A “non-binding” letter of intent is commonly pursued when parties begin business discussions. Unfortunately, if one of the parties has a change of heart, the letter of intent may work against those who attempt to walk away. Certain phrases can cause the letter of intent to mean more than was originally intended. A court may interpret the letter of intent … [Read more...] about Seven Pitfalls To Avoid When Negotiating Business Contracts