Duane Morris LLP
100 North City Parkway, Suite 1560
Las Vegas, NV 89106-4617
Phone:+1 702 868 2600
Fax:+1 702 385 6862
Duane Morris' Las Vegas office provides the firm with a strong base from which to address the business and legal challenges faced by clients doing business in Nevada and throughout the world. Las Vegas attorneys collaborate with their partners in other cities to provide a wide array of legal services to clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial ventures and from public entities to individuals.
Range of Services
Members of the Trial Practice Group regularly handle complex commercial litigation matters in a myriad of areas, including securities, antitrust, franchise and dealerships, IP, products liability and real estate matters. Duane Morris litigators often work closely with the firm's corporate and bankruptcy lawyers in the representation of financial institutions. The firm's attorneys are well-versed in all phases of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including substantial experience in handling preliminary injunction hearings, trials, appeals, arbitrations and mediations.
Insurance Coverage and Risk Management
Duane Morris attorneys in the Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group have been engaged in representations of insurance industry interests for many years, having served as counsel to numerous property/casualty insurance companies, life insurance companies, reinsurance companies, HMOs and PPOs, rating bureaus, captive insurers offshore, and alternative market entities and guaranty associations. The firm has also represented underwriters of public offerings of insurance securities as well as foreign insurers in the defense of multidistrict litigation brought by a number of state attorneys general and private parties, who have alleged global conspiracies regarding the pricing and availability of liability insurance.
Duane Morris' background in the industry contributes to the firm's ability to address client concerns effectively. Duane Morris attorneys have an in-depth understanding of actuarial, underwriting and policy-coverage matters affecting the business and legal issues of insurance industry clients. The firm has handled matters affecting financial examinations, market conduct examinations and other regulatory issues as well as general corporate matters.
Complex Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyers in Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group represent clients in all types of complex commercial litigation, from inception through trial and appeal. Duane Morris litigators are experienced in an array of areas, including securities, antitrust, intellectual property, environmental and real estate disputes. Members of the Trial Practice Group work closely with the firm's corporate and bankruptcy lawyers and often represent financial institutions. The firm's attorneys have represented numerous international and national manufacturers in all forms of products liability and toxic tort litigation, including defense of product class actions, serving as national coordinating counsel, lead counsel, regional counsel or local counsel. Duane Morris also represents both individuals and corporations facing federal and state allegations of criminal conduct, including fraud, environmental crimes, securities violations, RICO violations, trade espionage and a variety of business-related offenses. In addition to representing clients in U.S. forums and before international tribunals, the firm also provides counsel on settling disputes without conventional litigation by using alternative dispute resolution and advises on methods to anticipate and avoid litigation.
Duane Morris' Construction Group has extensive experience in handling both transaction and litigation issues that arise in the design, development, financing, performance, management and closeout of major private, public and public-private partnership construction projects. The firm's representations include public and private owners and developers, construction managers, prime contractors, subcontractors, equipment suppliers, architects, engineers and other design professionals as well as sureties on a multitude of project segments (industrial, utility, energy, commercial and green building/sustainable projects) and a wide array of delivery systems (design-bid-build, design-build, CM and PPP) and on emerging technologies, such as BIM.
Information Technology and Telecom
Duane Morris has assembled a dedicated group of attorneys possessing specific industry knowledge and interdisciplinary skills to address the transactional, finance, regulatory and dispute-resolution aspects of structuring and implementing a broad range of information technologies and telecommunications projects.
Corporate, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions
Duane Morris corporate attorneys advise early-stage and mature companies on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters. Members of the Corporate Practice Group are experienced with mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures as well as hostile acquisitions and defense against takeover attempts, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, corporate finance, corporate compliance, corporate governance, taxation, SEC regulatory matters, and venture capital and private equity transactions. Duane Morris lawyers regularly represent international clients in both domestic and transnational transactions and work with many clients in developing and implementing creative strategies to accomplish their corporate finance and acquisition objectives. The firm's attorneys also represent clients in a range of securities offerings and advise public companies on compliance with ongoing reporting obligations and other securities laws.
Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring
Lawyers in the Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group work in tandem with each client, whether debtor, committee, trustee, lender, special servicer of securitized commercial mortgages, landlord, asset purchaser, court appointed receiver, vendor or other interested party, to determine appropriate strategies for deriving maximum value from a troubled entity, while simultaneously remaining mindful of each client's goals in a wide variety of bankruptcy cases and out of court workouts and restructurings. Clients draw on the firm's extensive reorganization experience as one of the most active bankruptcy practices in the United States with a national team of dozens of bankruptcy lawyers in numerous jurisdictions.
Duane Morris' intellectual property (IP) lawyers recognize the importance of clients' intellectual capital to the success of their businesses and understand how to uphold IP rights to increase opportunities for clients to enhance market share. Members of the firm's IP practice have played pivotal roles in the development of IP law, and their ranks include highly trained patent attorneys with backgrounds in biosciences, materials, chemicals, polymers, mechanical arts, software, electronics, and telecommunications. The attorneys' experience includes trademarks and copyrights, patents, licensing agreements and brand protection, both domestic and international. Duane Morris lawyers also have substantial experience across the United States in all areas of IP litigation, including jury trial experience on behalf of IP owners and accused infringers in patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secret cases. The firm's IP attorneys have also represented clients in mediation, arbitration, inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and before appellate courts concerning IP matters.
Duane Morris' Gaming Law Group draws upon the experience and knowledge of a multidisciplinary team of lawyers who assist clients in establishing their gaming enterprises and dealing with issues that arise while operating those businesses. The firm's gaming clients receive seamless counsel and advice in a myriad of areas, from licensing and regulatory issues, real estate development, litigation, intellectual property matters, financing and tax issues, corporate matters, and labor and employment concerns. Duane Morris lawyers represent diverse members of the gaming industry, including casinos, gaming executives, gaming equipment manufacturers and distributors, investment advisors, greyhound and horse racetracks, Internet and software development companies and other parties that provide services and products to gaming enterprises. The firm's large geographic footprint and diverse capabilities make Duane Morris particularly well-suited to support the needs of large and growing gaming establishments that intertwine entertainment, retail, hospitality and community development.