Lewis and Roca’s Las Vegas Office is a leader in the Nevada legal community. As one of the largest firms in Nevada, we are able to bring a depth and breadth of legal experience to our clients in the areas that are so vital to their business’ best interests. Whether your company is involved in matters related to real estate, litigation, appeals, gaming, intellectual property, labor and employment, or sports and entertainment, Lewis and Roca has the team that will provide the kind of skilled, innovative, and cost-effective legal guidance you need.
A History of Growth
Lewis and Roca established an office in Las Vegas in 1999 and we have grown steadily since then. In 2007 we formed a new partnership with Beckley Singleton, one of Nevada’s oldest and most respected law firms. This merger extended our multi-disciplinary reach and today our team consists of 50 lawyers ready to serve your business needs.
With Lewis and Roca’s Las Vegas team, your business receives guidance and counsel from experienced lawyers with the local knowledge and contacts that you expect from a leading regional law firm. Attorneys in this office are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C., Chambers, and many are rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “Preeminent Attorneys.” One of our attorneys is a past president of the State Bar of Nevada. Also, a number of our lawyers serve or have served as the Chair of their practice group section for a county, state or national bar association.
Our Litigation Practice
Lewis and Roca’s commercial litigators mean business. We understand the way businesses work and the issues at stake when problems arise. We work with our clients to determine, as quickly as possible, whether going to trial or alternative dispute resolution is the best way to handle matters. Our clients are companies of any size – from the Fortune 50 to small businesses – that face commercial disputes in Las Vegas, the Southwest and across the country. When you turn to Lewis and Roca for help, we put you at the center of our strategy. Every action we recommend is done with your business objectives in mind. We don’t over- or under-litigate, and we’re not afraid to take an aggressive approach to a dispute on your behalf when it’s warranted.
Our Gaming Practice
The practice of gaming law grows increasingly eclectic as the legal gaming community continues to evolve and proliferate across the United States and the world. Tony Cabot, the leader of our gaming practice, has played a strategic and integral role in the development of gaming laws and regulations for the past quarter century. He has authored or edited eight books on gaming law including Nevada Gaming Law, Federal Gaming Law, International Casino Law and The Internet Gambling Report. Our team of gaming lawyers represents numerous casino operators and Indian gaming groups, as well as gaming equipment suppliers, investors, investment banks and various companies doing business with the gaming industry. We closely monitor activity in this unique industry in order to provide our clients with appropriate and timely advice.
Our Intellectual Property Practice
Identifying, securing and protecting intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and publicity rights - is essential to the well-being of a company. Intellectual properties are valuable assets that add to the health of a company’s balance sheet and provide new avenues for growth and revenue.
Lewis and Roca’s intellectual property team is among the largest and most experienced in Nevada. We work with individuals, organizations and corporations located in the Southwest, in the United States and throughout the world to develop and protect intellectual property rights here and abroad. Lewis and Roca offers clients a full range of intellectual property representation. We successfully and cost-effectively guide our clients through the complex issues encountered in this area, enabling them to obtain and keep a competitive advantage.
Our Appellate Practice
Throughout its history, Lewis and Roca has had a reputation for appellate work of the highest caliber. Lewis and Roca lawyers have successfully served as lead counsel in ten United States Supreme Court cases. The Court’s decisions have swung in our client’s favor based on the merits of the case and arguments presented. Our Las Vegas office’s appellate team is led by Dan Polsenberg - known in Nevada as the lawyer to see for a big appeal. He has personally argued over 200 appeals and has written briefs in hundreds more. The firm’s appellate unit offers our clients a comprehensive depth of understanding and experience representing clients in appeals ranging from tort to tax and constitutional to commercial law.
Our Labor and Employment Practice
Our lawyers are knowledgeable regarding both the traditional practice of labor law, as well as employment law. We have experience representing employers in union organizing campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, representing employers in arbitration, mediation and before the National Labor Relations Board. On the employment side, we also have experience in such issues as employment discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA compliance, ADEA, retaliation, occupational safety and health, wage and hour and wrongful termination. Our practice also includes advising employers regarding contract administration, strategic planning, benefit matters, employment agreements, and personnel policies. Lewis and Roca understands that our clients require that deals are done effectively and efficiently.
Our Real Estate Practice
Lewis and Roca will provide you with lawyers who know the Las Vegas real estate industry and are familiar with the process of taking complex deals from negotiation to completion. The result is the right combination of business advice and legal focus to complete deals in a way that makes sense for all parties involved.
Our Tax Practice
Our tax lawyers provide our clients counseling in the full range of federal, state and local tax matters, and assist clients with corporate, partnership and individual tax, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, leveraged leases, exempt organizations, employee benefits, trusts and estates, estate planning, and tax controversy work.
Mirroring our role as legal community leaders, Lewis and Roca actively encourages our lawyers and staff to act as community service leaders as well - by helping not-for-profit organizations, pro bono programs and civic groups or initiatives that enrich the lives of people in Las Vegas and its surrounding environs. We are committed to providing volunteer service and community support because we believe in serving the common good where we live and practice.
Proud of Our Las Vegas Presence
Lewis and Roca’s Las Vegas office embraces a tradition of professional success and community leadership, combined with approachable and practical counsel. You can turn to Lewis and Roca with confidence.