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Litigation: General Commercial — Nevada


Campbell & Williams - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Market-leading boutique fielding a strong bench of litigators highly experienced in all manner of complex business disputes including fraud and unfair practice claims. Represents a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients, often on major multijurisdictional litigation.

Notable practitioners

Donald Campbell is well regarded for his extensive experience as a trial attorney handling a wide range of complex commercial disputes. One source lauds him as "one of the best advocates you'll see."

Colby Williams is recognized for his skills as a litigator on corporate governance issues, product liability and in complex commercial disputes. He also offers expertise in First Amendment litigation.

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Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Preeminent firm representing both plaintiff and defendant clients in an array of business litigation matters, as well as mediations and arbitrations. Experienced across a range of areas including construction, real estate and insurance.

Strengths One source describes the team as "a fantastic litigation group."

Notable practitioners

Randall Jones is well regarded for his practice offering comprehensive expertise in commercial litigation, mass tort class action and multidistrict litigation settings. He also handles disputes arising from administrative law disputes in land use and zoning, insurance and catastrophic injury and wrongful death actions.

Will Kemp focuses his litigation practice on handling mass tort claims in the areas of product liability, fire litigation and other complex commercial matters. One source appreciates how he is "good at trial and in preparation for trial."

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Pisanelli Bice PLLC - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Distinguished boutique providing quality representation in a range of commercial litigation for local gaming and hotel resorts, governmental bodies and construction companies. Highly experienced at both trial and appellate level in issues arising out of corporate and real estate transactions, including M&A and major property developments. Also active on constitutional and election law disputes.

Strengths One source praises the team for "doing a great job in high-end, complex bet-the-company type of litigation."

Notable practitioners

Todd Bice is highly regarded for his commercial litigation practice, offering expertise in a number of areas ranging from gaming regulatory disputes to constitutional and election law controversies. One peer acknowledges him as being "excellent and highly respected for his work in high-profile litigation."

James Pisanelli regularly appears before the federal and state courts in a range of high-profile matters involving commercial litigation, defamation, construction and healthcare disputes. One source names him as "one of the top litigators in the entire state."

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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Well-respected firm providing a strong commercial litigation offering to major gaming, manufacturing and financial services corporations. Demonstrates significant breadth of expertise in shareholder, derivative and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Well versed in handling disputes arising in the construction and healthcare arenas as well as a variety of other high-stakes business disputes.

Strengths One client noted: "The team was efficient, handled all aspects of the case properly, negotiated with other attorneys with power and was respected by the mediator and judge for its actions."

Another describes them as "professional, effective and compassionate."

Work highlights Successfully represented Brocade Communications in a suit it brought against Clark County School District. The suit alleged that the school district had failed to properly handle the bidding process for network equipment worth $30 million.

Represented College Villas in its suit against Burke Construction in relation to the company's failure to construct a facility in accordance with the relevant plans and specifications.

Significant clients City of Henderson, Clark County Water Reclamation District, Hyde Park of Newport Beach, Traditional Jewelers.

Notable practitioners

Kirk Lenhard is hugely respected for his complex commercial litigation practice which sees him representing clients before all courts in the state of Nevada, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also noted for his expertise as a arbitrator and mediator. One client found him to be "fantastic, a really first-rate litigation counsel."

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Holland & Hart LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Recognized for its solid experience in a range of commercial litigation related to corporate and real estate transactions, as well as construction disputes. Draws on its extensive network of regional offices to provide clients with well-rounded advice across a range of industries. Frequently represents clients from the banking and finance sector.

Strengths The team is noted by clients as containing "very able lawyers, good writers, who are good on their feet and know the judges."

Interviewees note: "The team works well together and keeps the client informed."

Work highlights Represented Dollar Loan Center, Check City Partnership and Cash One as lead counsel in a $60 million Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action.

Represented A&H Insurance and officers and directors of Western Insurance Company (WIC) in a case brought against them by American Asphalt & Grading Company (AAG). The suit claimed that WIC's current and former directors and officers were personably liable for losses of more than $600,000 suffered by AAG following WIC's liquidation.

Significant clients Shadow Wood Homeowners Association.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Peek is regularly called upon by clients in the gaming and financial services industries to handle a wide range of commercial and business litigation. One peer names him as "one of the top trial attorneys in town for complex matters."

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Solid capabilities across all manner of complex commercial disputes arising out of the financial, insurance, construction and energy sectors. Exhibits increasing strengths in cross-border matters, often acting for large public and private corporations in high-stakes trials and appeals. Significant appellate practice, regularly representing clients in bet-the-company cases.

Work highlights Represented Learjet in a multidistrict litigation involving allegations of systemic overcharging within the natural gas industry to end users.

Defended Scott A. Tucker and Blaine A. Tucker and their related businesses against action taken against them and a number of other entities by the FTC. The case centered on whether the use of payday loans by Indian tribes violates the Truth in Lending Act and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

Significant clients Egon Capriati.

Notable practitioners

Von Heinz is well regarded for his trial and appellate practice, covering a wide range of complex commercial, professional malpractice and employment disputes, as well as securities matters. His clients note: "He knows his local court, and has provided helpful and essential advice."

Sources have "the utmost respect" for Dan Waite, who focuses his practice on commercial litigation, representing clients in both domestic and international disputes. He also represents a range of property owners, contractors and subcontractors and suppliers in a wide range of real estate and construction litigation.

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McDonald Carano - Litigation

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What the team is known for Reputable regional firm fielding a strong bench of attorneys experienced in the full spectrum of commercial litigation, often representing clients before trial and appellate courts. Retained by companies hailing from a diverse range of areas including the energy, environmental and education sectors. Particularly strong in construction litigation, handling complex disputes for a range of national and regional construction companies.

Strengths The team "truly understands the law and contract languages. They have the ability to come back with solutions that work for me, the client, as well as the lenders involved, which makes all parties involved happy to finish deals."

The team is praised for its skills at trial: "They did a great job of handling the advisory attorney and outfoxed them well."

Significant clients Kiewit Corporation.

Notable practitioners

George Ogilvie is a "great lawyer" who is well regarded for his extensive experience as a trial lawyer and emphasis on construction law litigation. He represents a diverse client base, ranging from local businesses to national and regional construction companies, before the state and federal Bench in Nevada.

Pat Lundvall is well versed in all aspects of complex commercial litigation, with experience representing clients in both the state and federal courts. She receives strong praise from one client who describes her as "smart, careful, thorough, well organized, experienced, well respected and well versed in local state and federal practice, and altogether a superb litigator."

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Bailey Kennedy - Litigation

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Recognized for its solid defense work for multinational corporations in high-profile class action and individual claims. Bolsters its offering with significant experience in healthcare, real estate and gaming matters. Also provides counsel on partnership disputes, antitrust and unfair competition claims and breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims.

Strengths One source describes the team as a "very fine, high-profile litigation practice that enjoys a very good reputation."

Notable practitioners

Dennis Kennedy is "highly regarded in town" for his thriving litigation practice that sees him defending companies in the hotel and gaming, tobacco, insurance and pharmaceutical industries in class action and complex litigation.

John Bailey is "a real gentleman" who is recognized for his skill as a trial lawyer, focusing on commercial corporate litigation and healthcare and gaming law disputes. He is also regularly called upon for his services as a mediator.

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Full-service firm acting in bet-the-company type litigation for a range of high-profile media and entertainment, sports and construction clients. Regularly mandated on a whole host of complex commercial, banking and real estate-related disputes. Represents clients in state and federal courts as well as handling matters brought before regulatory bodies.

Strengths One client praises the team for being "very professional, extremely responsive, and having excellent written work."

Another source notes that the firm is composed of "very fine commercial litigators who show up in the big cases."

Notable practitioners

Mark Ferrario is lauded for his active litigation practice. He is frequently called upon in complex civil litigation, including construction, securities, and contracts law disputes. He is named by one of his peers as "one of the best litigators in town."

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Santoro Whitmire - Litigation

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What the team is known for Strong litigation boutique specializing in civil and commercial disputes. Places emphasis on contract litigation and business law disputes. Represents a diverse client base ranging from gaming companies to real estate developers.

Strengths One peers considers Santoro Whitmire to be "a very fine local firm with exceptional commercial litigators."

Another describes the attorney as "very good lawyers who handle a wide variety of cases."

Notable practitioners

Nicholas Santoro draws a huge amount of respect for his practice, handling a wide range of civil matters at trial and in arbitration, including tort and contract disputes and real estate and professional liability claims. He is named by one of his peers as "one of the top five litigators in the entire state. He's a top-notch litigator who can argue before the Supreme Court."

James Whitmire is an intelligent litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial, employment and tort-related matters. He is also well versed in defending clients in business and real estate disputes, including noncompete and unfair business practice matters.

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Snell & Wilmer LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Strong litigation group with a deep bench of attorneys skilled in both trial and appellate disputes as well as alternative dispute resolution. Particular expertise in a range of commercial and construction disputes including those relating to real estate, corporate and gaming transactions. Counsels a number of significant public and private companies, particularly in the financial services and healthcare industries.

Strengths "They have a strong presence with a number of good litigators."

Work highlights Represented Bank of Nevada in a deficiency action against a guarantor who defaulted on a commercial loan guarantee. The case was heard by the Nevada Supreme Court, which ruled in the bank's favor.

Significant clients MGM, J.A. Tiberti Construction, Craft Construction.

Notable practitioners

Patrick Byrne is best known for his commercial and business litigation practice. He has experience acting on securities matters, real estate disputes, business torts and malpractice defense. Sources describe him as a "very fine lawyer."

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Campbell & Williams

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Donald Campbell is well regarded for his extensive experience as a trial attorney handling a wide range of complex commercial disputes. One source lauds him as "one of the best advocates you'll see."

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Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP

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Randall Jones is well regarded for his practice offering comprehensive expertise in commercial litigation, mass tort class action and multidistrict litigation settings. He also handles disputes arising from administrative law disputes in land use and zoning, insurance and catastrophic injury and wrongful death actions.

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Bailey Kennedy

From the Chambers USA guide

Dennis Kennedy is "highly regarded in town" for his thriving litigation practice that sees him defending companies in the hotel and gaming, tobacco, insurance and pharmaceutical industries in class action and complex litigation.

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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kirk Lenhard is hugely respected for his complex commercial litigation practice which sees him representing clients before all courts in the state of Nevada, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also noted for his expertise as a arbitrator and mediator. One client found him to be "fantastic, a really first-rate litigation counsel."

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Morris Law Group

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Steve Morris of Morris Law Group is best known for his extensive experience in commercial contract and tort litigation and First Amendment litigation. Peers note that he is "top-notch and one of the most well-respected litigators because of the quality of what he does."

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Holland & Hart LLP

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Stephen Peek is regularly called upon by clients in the gaming and financial services industries to handle a wide range of commercial and business litigation. One peer names him as "one of the top trial attorneys in town for complex matters."

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James J Pisanelli

Pisanelli Bice PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

James Pisanelli regularly appears before the federal and state courts in a range of high-profile matters involving commercial litigation, defamation, construction and healthcare disputes. One source names him as "one of the top litigators in the entire state."

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Nicholas J Santoro

Santoro Whitmire

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Nicholas Santoro draws a huge amount of respect for his practice, handling a wide range of civil matters at trial and in arbitration, including tort and contract disputes and real estate and professional liability claims. He is named by one of his peers as "one of the top five litigators in the entire state. He's a top-notch litigator who can argue before the Supreme Court."

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Pisanelli Bice PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Todd Bice is highly regarded for his commercial litigation practice, offering expertise in a number of areas ranging from gaming regulatory disputes to constitutional and election law controversies. One peer acknowledges him as being "excellent and highly respected for his work in high-profile litigation."

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Snell & Wilmer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Patrick Byrne is best known for his commercial and business litigation practice. He has experience acting on securities matters, real estate disputes, business torts and malpractice defense. Sources describe him as a "very fine lawyer."

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Ferrario is lauded for his active litigation practice. He is frequently called upon in complex civil litigation, including construction, securities, and contracts law disputes. He is named by one of his peers as "one of the best litigators in town."

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Von Heinz is well regarded for his trial and appellate practice, covering a wide range of complex commercial, professional malpractice and employment disputes, as well as securities matters. His clients note: "He knows his local court, and has provided helpful and essential advice."

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McDonald Carano

From the Chambers USA guide

Pat Lundvall is well versed in all aspects of complex commercial litigation, with experience representing clients in both the state and federal courts. She receives strong praise from one client who describes her as "smart, careful, thorough, well organized, experienced, well respected and well versed in local state and federal practice, and altogether a superb litigator."

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Robison, Belaustegui, Sharp & Low

From the Chambers USA guide

Kent Robison of Robison, Belaustegui, Sharp & Low possesses vast experience as a trial and appellate lawyer working on a wide range of litigation. He is known for concentrating on business torts, commercial litigation and construction disputes. He is named by one of his peers as "one of the top trial lawyers in northern Nevada."

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Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish

From the Chambers USA guide

William Urga of Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish is esteemed for his work in a wide range of business, commercial and civil litigation. He offers particular expertise in real estate and gaming and administrative law matters. One source describes him as "a quality attorney who has quality cases and does quality work."

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Santoro Whitmire

From the Chambers USA guide

James Whitmire is an intelligent litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial, employment and tort-related matters. He is also well versed in defending clients in business and real estate disputes, including noncompete and unfair business practice matters.

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Bailey Kennedy

From the Chambers USA guide

John Bailey is "a real gentleman" who is recognized for his skill as a trial lawyer, focusing on commercial corporate litigation and healthcare and gaming law disputes. He is also regularly called upon for his services as a mediator.

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Tamara Beatty Peterson

Peterson Baker, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Tamara Beatty Peterson of Peterson Baker, PLLC focuses her practice on Bench trials and private arbitrations, and has experience litigating before all courts in Nevada in a wide range of commercial litigation. One client praises her skills in the courtroom: "Tammy is very strong strategically, great in court and a fabulous orator."

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

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John Desmond of Dickinson Wright PLLC is recognized for his wide-ranging trial and appellate practice. Focusing on commercial litigation, he regularly represents clients in matters pertaining to contract disputes, buyout agreements and IP. One source notes that he "demonstrates exceptional legal skills in the representation of his client."

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

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Michael Feder of Dickinson Wright PLLC offers extensive experience as a trial lawyer representing clients in a wide range of commercial and business litigation. He has particular expertise in matters involving banking, employment and franchise law, among others. He is described by clients as a "very fine, top-notch litigator."

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Hejmanowski & McCrea

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Hejmanowski of Hejmanowski & McCrea is a "very, very fine commercial litigator" who is well respected for his extensive practice as a trial lawyer in a diverse range of complex civil litigation. He regularly represents real estate developers as well as competitors and promoters in the boxing industry in a variety of matters.

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Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Will Kemp focuses his litigation practice on handling mass tort claims in the areas of product liability, fire litigation and other complex commercial matters. One source appreciates how he is "good at trial and in preparation for trial."

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources have "the utmost respect" for Dan Waite, who focuses his practice on commercial litigation, representing clients in both domestic and international disputes. He also represents a range of property owners, contractors and subcontractors and suppliers in a wide range of real estate and construction litigation.

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Campbell & Williams

From the Chambers USA guide

Colby Williams is recognized for his skills as a litigator on corporate governance issues, product liability and in complex commercial disputes. He also offers expertise in First Amendment litigation.

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