Friday, March 8, 2013

Firm Spotlight: Lionel Sawyer & Collins

Vegas Inc. has an article up this morning about who stands to gain and lose from the newly announced Resorts World. The Asian themed resort will be going in where the skeleton of Echelon now stands just to the south of Circus Circus and promises to offer a replica of the great wall of China and pandas! More importantly, it offers a much needed boost to at least some parts of the local economy.

One part of the article mentions that the law firm that stands to gain the most will be Lionel Sawyer & Collins, who will be advising the Genting Group on regulatory matters. For the sake of the uninitiated, or for those who may be searching for information on Lionel Sawyer & Collins, let's shed some light on the topic. 

According to its website, LSC is "the largest private law firm in Nevada. We are a full service business and litigation law firm serving clients from our offices in Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City, Nevada. Our practice includes real estate, employment and labor, health care, gaming, litigation, estate planning, intellectual property, regulatory, utilities, environmental, mining, government relations, lobbying, legislative, land use, tax, energy, telecommunications, water and business law. Our gaming practice is the largest gaming practice in the world."

So, enlightened readers, please fill us in on the veracity of that information. Is LSC the largest private firm in Nevada? Does it really have the largest gaming practice in the world? Is there anything LSC can't do? Are those the reasons it was selected by Genting Group? What's it like to work there? 

To paraphrase a recent comment on this blog, "Who is Lionel Sawyer & Collins and why should I care?"

8 comments:

  1. Given their reputation, I have always been a little surprised at how dumpy (and cramped) their offices are. I haven't been practicing long enough to have an opinion about LSC, but the few attorneys' I've interacted with their seemed on their game.

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  2. If you're staying in Nevada, I think that is currently the place to be. I do wonder what happens when Lionel and Hejmanowski finnaly call it quits.

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  3. @10:20,

    When that happens, Bailey Kennedy's ranks will swell.

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  4. Cadish is giving up on becoming a federal judge while Heller is in office. While that's good for the state court bench (God knows we need as many competent jurists as possible to make up for the ones that are... less than competent), it sucks for the federal court bench, which has the same issues.

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  5. Is Bailey Kennedy a powerhouse? I know some folks there, and they're all quality individuals and probably good lawyers, but I thought it was a small litigation boutique that did mostly healthcare litigation. Not exactly the gaming powerhouse LSC is.

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  6. I don't think LSC is THE place to be, but probably as good as any.

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  7. There is nobody quite like Sam Lionel.

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  8. LSC firm sucks and the will get what they deserve. an after life trip to the lake of fire for all. (Brickfield)

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