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Family Law

I understand that family law matters can be very emotional for the families involved. During such a stressful time in your life, you deserve a family law attorney who will work hard to meet your legal needs. I understand that each family law matter is as different as the family involved, and I provide each client with professional, one-on-one service. I want you to know that I will take the time to explain the legal process to you and keep you well informed, until your family law matter is resolved. I handle all manner of family law matters including:

  • • Divorce
  • • Domestic partnership dissolution
  • • Child custody/visitation
  • • Child support
  • • Spousal Support
  • • Parentage and Paternity
  • • Adoption
  • • Prenuptial and Cohabitation agreements
  • • Name and Gender Changes

Business Litigation

I represent businesses in all manner of legal disputes and issues. I recognize the impact that these disputes have on your business and your life. As a result, I will work hard to provide your business with highly effective legal services because I am poignantly aware of the impact litigation has on your profits and bottom line. I want you to be able to keep your focus where it belongs&bullon your business. I will strive to meet your legal needs in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible, including:

  • • Business disputes
  • • Contract disputes
  • • Shareholder derivative actions
  • • Lawsuits involving claims of unfair competition or deceptive trade practices
  • • Legal disputes regarding control of corporations
  • • Legal disputes involving claims of breach fiduciary duty
  • • Securities Litigation
  • • Insurance Litigation

General Contracts

I assist clients in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing legal contracts. I understand the pivotal role that contracts play in my clients• lives. Contracts help you protect the value of both your personal and business interests. When the stakes are so high, it is important that you hire an attorney who will help you protect these interests. I will explain what your rights and obligations are under each contract I draft or review, and I will negotiate with the other party to help you protect your unique interests. I draft, negotiate, and review contracts including:

  • • Residential leases
  • • Commercial leases
  • • Sales contracts
  • • Real estate contracts
  • • Employment contracts for employers and employees
  • • Distribution agreements

Appellate Law

Having been both a law clerk and a staff attorney for the Nevada Supreme Court--one of the busiest appellate courts in the nation, I gained invaluable insight into the practice of appellate law. I know what makes a great appellate brief or writ petition, and I will bring this wealth of experience to your appeal. I handle appeals in a broad range of matters including:

  • • Family law
  • • Criminal law
  • • Business law
  • • Insurance disputes
  • • Personal injury
  • • Professional malpractice>