Business disputes, employment and labor disputes, intellectual property -- we represent clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters.
We practice in gaming and regulatory law on local, state, national, and international levels, in every step of the regulatory process, on behalf of our clients.
We have a gold-standard practice in all aspects of Nevada real estate, commercial transactions and business organization matters.
Lionel Sawyer is a private law firm based in Nevada. Founded in 1967, the firm is a full-service business and litigation firm serving clients from our offices in Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City.
Lionel Sawyer has more of Nevada’s best. This includes 30 of our attorneys named to the 2015 List of Best Lawyers®, 24 lawyers named Mountain States Super Lawyers® in 2014, and three attorneys named Lawyer of the Year in their practice specialties for Nevada in 2015.
Lionel Sawyer is known for its work in regulatory and licensing requirements in the gaming industry as well as commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, construction law, environmental matters, labor and employment, real estate, and land use issues.
Founding partner Samuel Lionel is the “senior statesman” of the Nevada Bar and continues to set the standard for professionalism and trial skills in the state. Managing partner and vice-chair of the litigation department Paul Hejmanowski is a noted trial attorney with an expertise in complex commercial cases, lender liability, construction defects, and mining royalty matters. Retired Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice William Maupin concentrates on litigation, arbitration, appellate work, and legislative advocacy. Charles McCrea is another top litigator who represents clients in complex commercial litigation, corporate law, commercial transactions, business law, and gaming law.
Jeffrey Zucker chairs the Business Law Department and he and his team “have written the book” when it comes to business in Nevada. In fact, the Business Department has written two books: Doing Business in Nevada, Fifth Edition and Bishop and Zucker on Nevada Corporations and Limited Liability Companies, Second Edition.
The Gaming and Regulatory Department is led by award-winning attorney Dan Reaser, who has advised numerous gaming corporations in Nevada and around the world. Our gaming practice includes working with clients on tax issues and the governmental approvals needed by local and state agencies that goes along with it, as well as online gaming and new technology. Part of this department is the Governmental Affairs group headed by former United States Senator Richard H. Bryan. The Senator, Shareholder Jennifer Gaynor, and Associate Brin Gibson– who base in Carson City during the State’s legislative sessions and interact with legislators and concerned citizens to bring about fully represented analysis to the law-making process.