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The Notes: Oct. 1-7, 2017

Holly Walker is an associate attorney at Fisher Phillips.

R. Gardner Jolley and William Urga changed the name of their law firm, moved its offices and launched a website. Brian Holthus and L. Christopher Rose have been added as named partners at the firm, now called Jolley Urga Woodbury Holthus & Rose. The firm has relocated to 330 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 380, Las Vegas. Its new website is

Daniel Stewart is a partner at Hutchison & Steffen. He will lead the firm’s election, campaign and political law practice, as well as join the firm’s administrative law practice in representing clients before government agencies, boards and commissions.

Paul Larsen practices regulatory and administrative law at Snell & Wilmer.

Jonathan Fountain joined Howard & Howard. He practices intellectual property litigation, entertainment law and commercial litigation.

Erica L. Okerberg of Greenberg Traurig was elected to the executive committee of the gaming law section of the State Bar for a three-year term.

Fisher Phillips was one of 54 law firms recognized nationally by BTI Consulting Group on its “Law Firms with the Best Collaboration 2017” list, which is based on in-depth telephone interviews with legal decision-makers at large organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue.

The Law Firm of Jeffrey Burr moved its west Las Vegas office to 10000 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100.

Andson, a nonprofit educational organization, honored some of Las Vegas’ leaders in education and financial literacy during their Faces of the Future Breakfast: The Faces of Education award was given to Dr. Christy Beaird, principal at Laura Dearing Elementary School, and Ben Salkowe, founding principal at Equipo Academy. The Faces of the Future award honored students from Andson’s Financial Literacy and Academic Programs. The Faces of Empowerment award honored the Las Vegas Clark County Library District & Foundation.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, owned by Todd Beier, is open.

The Modernist Cuisine Gallery is open at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. It focuses solely on food photography by artist Nathan Myrhvold.

The Shannon West Homeless Youth Center is open at 1650 E. Flamingo Road. All four local governments – Clark County, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas – supported the HELP of Southern Nevada project, along with the Engelstad Family Foundation, Bank of America and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. Development and construction of the new center was led by Nevada HAND and HAND Construction.

Las Vegas was named a top-ranking city by Governing magazine and the Living Cities collaborative organization through the national Equipt to Innovate survey at the annual Summit on Government Performance & Innovation. In addition to being a Top 10 Performer, the city was named the top-ranking city in the “Broadly Partnered” category. The survey assessed capacity and competence in seven essential elements that define high-performance government and empower innovation. The Broadly Partnered category showcases the use of strategic partnerships with other government agencies, nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to challenge the status quo and spur innovative practices.

TNT Pawn & Jewelry is open at 7960 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas.

Escape Reality is open at 5182 Arville St.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill opened its 11th Nevada location at 2600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas.

Century Gaming Technologies acquired Grand Vision Gaming, a software developer and manufacturer of gaming devices.

The Downtown Vegas Alliance, a nonprofit organization comprised of downtown business owners and stakeholders, opened a permanent office inside the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, 575 Symphony Park Ave., Las Vegas.

Liberty Mutual Insurance gave the Penta Building Group a Silver Award for Safety Performance for 2016. This award is given to clients who have met significant safety requirements and have earned a rating that is above and beyond industry standards.

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop opened a location at 5020 Blue Diamond Road.

The Black Sheep selected one7 communications as its agency of record for public relations, social media and marketing.

Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina is open at 325 Hughes Center Drive, Suite 100, Las Vegas.

A team from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Las Vegas office volunteered to serve dinner at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.

Legal awards

Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 Under 40 Hotlist

Fennemore Craig

• Brenoch Wirthlin — commercial and construction litigation; general civil litigation

Best Lawyers in America

Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen & Sanders

• Bruce Alverson — personal injury and product liability litigation

• David Mortensen — health care law

• LeAnn Sanders — medical malpractice litigation

• Eric Taylor — commercial litigation

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

• David Arrajj — gaming law

• Andrew Brignone — litigation-ERISA

• Jennifer Carleton — gaming law

• Sonia Church Vermeys — corporate law and gaming law

• Albert Kovacs — business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law

• Kirk Lenhard — bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation

• Frank Schreck — gaming law

• Ellen Schulhofer — corporate law

• Adam Segal — litigation-ERISA

• Angela Turriciano Otto — real estate law

• Ellen Whittemore — gaming law and information technology law

Fennemore Craig

• Richard Barrier — business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships)

• Richard Bryan — government relations practice, land use and zoning law

• Michael Buckley — real estate law

• Chris Byrd — construction law, litigation-construction

• Thomas Fell — bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law (Lawyer of the Year)

• Lynn Fulstone — health care law (Lawyer of the Year)

• Gary Goodheart — bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, litigation-banking and finance, litigation-real estate

• Mark Hawkins — litigation-real estate, real estate law

• Kevin Hejmanowski — commercial litigation

• Richard Jost — government contracts

• Samuel Lionel — bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, corporate law

• Bradley Richardson — elder law

• Patrick Sheehan — commercial litigation

• James Wadhams — government relations practice

• Christopher Walther — real estate law

• Jeffrey Zucker — corporate governance law, corporate law, real estate law

Fisher Phillips

• Scott Mahoney — labor and employment law, labor and employment litigation, employee benefits law, immigration law

• Mark Ricciardi — labor and employment law, labor and employment litigation, employee benefits law, immigration law

Greenberg Traurig

• Tami Cowden — appellate practice

• Michael Bonner — corporate law, gaming law, mergers and acquisitions law (Lawyer of the Year)

• John Brewer — corporate law

• Mark Clayton — gaming law

• Mark Ferrario — commercial litigation, litigation–banking and finance, litigation–construction, litigation–labor and employment, litigation–real estate (Lawyer of the Year)

• Jodi Goodheart — real estate law

• John Jeppsen — mergers and acquisitions law

• Jim Mace — land use and zoning law, real estate law

• Christopher Miltenberger — commercial litigation, litigation–construction

• Donald Prunty — commercial litigation

• Edward Quirk — copyright law, patent law, trademark law

• Eric Swanis — commercial litigation

• Mark Tratos — copyright law, litigation–intellectual property, trademark law (Lawyer of the Year)

• Gregg Vermeys — real estate law

Howard & Howard

• W. West Allen — trademark law

• Daniel Bliss — patent law and trademark law

• Seaton Curran — patent law

• Thomas Davis II — commercial litigation, litigation-construction

• Mark Gardberg — real estate law

• Matthew Kreutzer — franchise law

• Gwen Rutar Mullins — construction law

• Brian Pezzillo — construction law

• Robert Rosenthal — employment law-management, labor law-management, litigation-labor and employment

• Jay Young — arbitration

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

• Michael Alonso — gaming law, government relations practice (Lawyer of the Year)

• Anthony Cabot — gaming law, information technology law (Lawyer of the Year)

• Howard Cole — employment law-management, labor law-management, litigation-labor and employment

• Von Heinz — commercial litigation, litigation-ERISA, litigation-labor and employment

• Joel Henriod — appellate practice

• Scott MacTaggart — corporate law

• Donald Martin — real estate law

• Michael McCue — copyright law, litigation-intellectual property, litigation-patent, trademark law

• Sean McGuinness — gaming law

• David Mousel — gaming law

• Dan Polsenberg — appellate practice, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation

• E. Leif Reid — commercial litigation, litigation-real estate

• Karl Rutledge — gaming law

• Richard Trachok II — gaming law

• Dan Waite — litigation-banking and finance

Marquis Aurbach Coffing

• Phillip Aurbach — arbitration, commercial litigation, litigation-real estate

• Terry Coffing — commercial litigation, First Amendment law and litigation-real estate

• Avece Higbee — real estate

• Jack Juan — litigation-construction

• Albert Marquis — real estate

• Scott Marquis — commercial litigation

• Terry Moore — litigation-real estate, real estate law

• Candice Renka — litigation-real estate

McDonald Carano

• Andrew Gabriel — corporate law, real estate law

• Pat Lundvall — commercial litigation, litigation-labor and employment

• George Ogilvie III — litigation-construction

• Amanda Perach — appellate practice

• Thomas Sheets — energy law

• Jeff Silvestri — appellate practice, commercial litigation

• Scott Swain — partner, trusts and estates

• Amanda Yen — appellate practice

Naylor & Braster Attorneys at Law

• John Naylor — commercial litigation

Pisanelli Bice

• Todd Bice — appellate

• Deborah Drooz — litigation – First Amendment

• Barry Langberg — entertainment law – motion pictures and television and litigation – First Amendment

• James Pisanelli — bet-the-company litigation

• Debra Spinelli — commercial litigation

Snell & Wilmer

• Robert Anderson — corporate law, tax law

• Patrick Byrne — legal malpractice law-defendants

• Justin Carley — commercial litigation

• Patricia Curtis — real estate law

• John Delikanakis — commercial litigation

• Richard Gordon — commercial litigation

• Robert Kinas — bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law, litigation-bankruptcy

• Bob Olson — bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law, litigation-bankruptcy

• Mandy Shavinsky — land use and zoning law, real estate law

• Stephen Yoken — construction law, real estate law

Solomon Dwiggins & Freer

• Dana Dwiggins — trust and estate

• Alan Freer — trust and estate

• Mark Solomon — trust and estate

Chambers USA

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

• David Arrajj — gaming and licensing

• Andrew Brignone — labor and employment: ERISA

• Jennifer Carleton — gaming and licensing

• Albert Kovacs — corporate and commercial

• Kirk Lenhard — litigation: general commercial

• Frank Schreck — gaming and licensing Star Individual

• Ellen Schulhofer — corporate and commercial

• Angela Turriciano Otto — real estate

• Ellen Whittemore — gaming and licensing

Pisanelli Bice

• Todd Bice — general commercial litigation

• James Pisanelli — general commercial litigation

• The firm received Band 1 recognition for general commercial litigation

Mountain State Super Lawyers

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

• David Arrajj — gaming and licensing

• Andrew Brignone — labor and employment: ERISA

• Kirk Homeyer — business/corporate (Rising Star)

• Kirk Lenhard — business litigation, civil litigation: defense, eminent domain (Top 100)

• Erin Lewis — intellectual property, entertainment and sports (Rising Star)

• Rebecca Miltenberger — real estate: business (Rising Star)

• Frank Schreck — gaming and licensing

• Ellen Schulhofer — corporate/commercial

• Angela Turriciano Otto — real estate: business, business/corporate

• Ellen Whittemore — gaming law and information technology law

• Lindsey Williams — intellectual property (Rising Stars)

Hutchison & Steffen

• Joseph Ganley — business litigation (Top 100)

• Mark Hutchison — business litigation (Top 100)

• Joseph Kistler — business litigation

• Patricia Lee — general litigation

• Todd Moody — general litigation

• James Randall — personal injury defense

• Jacob Reynolds — business litigation (Rising Star)

• Jeffrey Steffen — business and corporate law

• John Steffen — real estate

• Michael Wall — business litigation

McDonald Carano

• Robert Armstrong — estate planning & probate, business/corporate, tax

• James Bradshaw — business litigation, professional liability, insurance coverage

• Andrew Gabriel — real estate, business/corporate

• Kristen Gallagher — business litigation

• Paul Georgeson — business litigation, construction litigation, appellate

• P. Gregory Giordano — gaming, administrative law

• Leigh Goddard — business litigation, estate & trust litigation, employment litigation

• A.J. “Bud” Hicks — gaming, business/corporate

• Adam Hosmer-Henner — business litigation, appellate, gaming (Rising Star)

• Rory Kay — business litigation, employment & labor (Rising Star)

• Pat Lundvall — business litigation

• William Magrath II — construction litigation, business litigation, general litigation

• Robert McPeak — real estate, land use/zoning (Rising Star)

• George Ogilvie III — business litigation, construction litigation

• Amanda Perach — bankruptcy (Rising Star)

• Jeffrey Silvestri — business litigation, appellate, administrative law

• Scott Swain — estate planning & probate, tax

• Ryan Works — bankruptcy, business litigation

• Amanda Yen — business litigation, construction litigation, appellate

Solomon Dwiggins & Freer

• Dana Dwiggins — trust & estate (Top 50 Women)