Carrie McCrea Hanlon is senior counsel and Margaret Schmidt is an associate attorney at Tyson & Mendes. Hanlon focuses on general civil liability, personal injury, premises liability and automobile liability. Schmidt’s practice includes general liability, personal injury and quiet title disputes.
Evan Hall and Michael Alires are associates and Antoinette Marshall and Kiah Beverly-Graham are staff attorneys at Snell & Wilmer. Hall focuses on commercial litigation. Alires assists clients in real estate matters. Marshall focuses her practice in corporate and securities. Beverly-Graham focuses on the representation of financial institutions in complex commercial litigation.
Kyle Cottner joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates; he primarily practices in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation.
Hutchison & Steffen opened offices in Reno and Lake Tahoe. Jason Guinasso is managing partner for the Northern Nevada offices. Attorney Kimberly March Guinasso works out of the Reno office and Eric C. Werner works out of the Incline Village offices. Guinasso is of counsel; she focuses on administrative and regulatory law, election, campaign, and political law, and advising local governments. Werner is an associate whose practice includes employment law, commercial litigation and insurance defense.
Ballard Spahr moved its Las Vegas office to One Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 900.
The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV Boyd Law alumna Lori Kalani, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and the Glusman family launched the “Freddie Glusman Scholarship.” Named by Kalani for her former employer and mentor, Piero’s owner Freddie Glusman, the scholarship provides tuition support for selected Boyd Law students.
J. Brin Gibson is the first assistant attorney general for the office of the Nevada Attorney General.
Dan Ackerman, Erik Jensen, Avi Loewenstein, Caitlin Quander, Martine Wells and Hillary Steenberge are shareholders at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Christine Jochim, Laura Langberg, Travis Norton and Nury Yoo are of counsel. Ackerman focuses on trademark prosecution, licensing, enforcement and litigation. Jensen assists individuals, businesses and nonprofits with federal, state and local taxes. Loewenstein focuses on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, leveraged and management buy-out transactions, crafting complex joint ventures and startups. Quander focuses on real estate development. Steenberge is a member of the firm’s energy and natural resources department. Wells is an employment litigator whose practice emphasizes wage and hour issues. Jochim’s practice concentrates on compliance counseling and federal policy, litigation and government enforcement with regard to energy and natural resources. Langberg litigates complex commercial matters, including disputes over high-value contractual and real property issues. Norton focuses on financial services regulation. Yoo has a diverse commercial litigation practice in state and federal courts, as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Matthew Walker is a policy adviser with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s government relations department.
The Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety and Health Law blog was ranked 18th in Feedspot’s “Top 75 Health and Safety Blogs.”
The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law launched the Edward M. Bernstein & Associates Children’s Rights Program to aid unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings. Edward M. Bernstein & Associates donated $250,000 to the program.
Daniel Cereghino and Brandi Planet joined Fennemore Craig’s business litigation practice. Cereghino represents clients in insurance defense, employment, intellectual property, landlord-tenant, and transactional matters. Planet represents clients in construction, general liability and corporate cannabis.
Dickinson Wright attorneys Kate Lowenhar-Fisher, Gregory Gemignani, Jennifer Gaynor and Jeffrey Silver authored the chapter on gambling in Nevada for the International Comparative Legal Guide: Gambling 2018. The guide covers common issues in gambling laws and regulations. Lowenhar-Fisher is a gaming attorney who counsels companies on regulatory issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, financings and compliance. Gemignani’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property law, gaming law, technology law, internet law, online gaming law and online promotions law. Gaynor practices before various professional and licensing boards and state and local tax authorities, and represents clients on matters involving First Amendment law, public records and open meeting law, gaming law and regulatory agency actions. Silver is of counsel. His practice focuses on every aspect of gaming, liquor licensing and regulatory law, as well as planning and zoning matters, contractor licensing and transportation law.
Pro bono awards
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada recognized attorneys for joining the 100 Hours Club, and the following attorneys, companies and firms for their pro bono efforts:
• Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Dawn Lozano
• Law Firm of the Year: Kemp Jones & Coulthard
• Lied Award for Most Hours for Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
• Lied Award for Most Cases for Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
• Lied Award for Most Hours for Attorney: Dawn Hathaway Thoman
• Lied Award for Most Cases for Attorney: Marshal Willick
• William S. Boyd Award of Excellence: Wynn Resorts
• Justice Nancy Becker Pro Bono Award of Judicial Excellence: Hon. Cam Ferenbach and Hon. William Cobb
• Law Firm Rising Star: Pisanelli Bice
• Vince A. Consul Memorial Pro Bono Award: William Brown
• Louis Wiener Service Award: Marilyn Caston
• Myrna Williams Children’s Pro Bono Award: Mona Kaveh
• Public Interest Law Student of Distinction: Seleste Wyse
• Ask-A-Lawyer Community Commitment Award: Mary Bacon
• Volunteer Education Advocate Award: David Schoen