Seasonal Crime Increases

Some Violent Crimes Increase Around the Holidays Crime seems to be everywhere these days. One cannot turn on the nightly news without seeing a story about a robbery, burglary, murder, or some other violent crime. But just how prevalent is…


Mortgage Modifications

Changes to the Las Vegas Mortgage Modification Mediation Program The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada has just adopted uniform procedures for its Mortgage Modification Mediation Program pursuant to Administrative Order 2014-08. This program applies to Las…


Uber vs. Established Transportation

Legality of Uber in Las Vegas Uber is a technology pioneer, launching its ride-sharing business across many metropolitan areas throughout the nation. And it desperately wants to enter the largely untapped Las Vegas market. Uber recently opened its ride-sharing business…


Yes, You Can Get a DUI for Being High

A Couple of NFL Players Learned the Hard Way In the early afternoon on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers’ running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested in Ross, Pennsylvania. The arresting officer’s affidavit stated that he initially…


All You Need To Know About Gun Trusts

Gun Trusts, or Firearm Trusts, are a relatively new concept in the area of trust law. There are many iterations of trusts that attorneys can draft that have aims at accomplishing completely different goals. However, all of these trusts, including…


Warriors’ Center Arrested for DUI

Another professional athlete, another DUI. It will always be baffling to me that these athletes (who make millions of dollars) don’t hire a driver, or pay for a cab, and instead insist on trying to drive themselves home after a…


Can Married Same-Sex Couples File Joint Bankruptcy?

If you are legally married to your spouse, the bankruptcy code allows both of you to file a joint bankruptcy case instead of filing two separate individual bankruptcy cases. A joint petition can be advantageous for many reasons. When a…


Child Custody and Leaving Nevada: Druckman v Ruscitti

In Nevada, every parent, regardless of marital status, is entitled to equal rights to his or her child. This means that parents are entitled to a relationship with their children whether or not they are married. Additionally, Nevada statutes state,…


Medical Marijuana and Child Custody in Nevada

As many citizens know, Nevada recently enacted a law to allow for safe, regulated access to medical marijuana from businesses. This has led many people to wonder how legally obtained medical marijuana may affect child custody disputes between conflicting parents….


How to Resolve Legal Disputes without a Lawsuit

I am a transactional attorney. What does this mean? This means that I spend most of my day helping clients handle matters involving general business disputes, contracts, business formation and legal compliance. However, my job does not routinely involve lawsuits…