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Brownstein Adds Four to Shareholder Roster
1/3/12
Adam K. Bult, David P. Cohen, Andrew C. Elliott and Ashley Krause have been elected shareholders in the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

Bult is a member of the litigation department, with a practice focusing on commercial and construction litigation. His clients range from subcontractors and suppliers to owners and public entities, for which his involvement has spanned lien claims and hundred-million dollar construction disputes. Bult provides pro bono counsel and direct financial assistance to Las Vegas non-profits such as Golden Rainbow, an organization dedicated to providing families and individuals living with HIV/AIDS affordable housing and direct financial assistance. Active in the Las Vegas community, he serves on the Nevada State Bar's Advertising Advisory and Diversity Committees and is a Leadership Las Vegas class of 2010 graduate. Bult has been recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2008 to 2010.

Cohen represents major corporations, trade associations and individuals as a member of Brownstein's government relations, oversight and investigations, financial services and homeland security groups. With a diverse background ranging from working as a Professional Staff member of the House Banking Committee responsible for financial crime issues to serving as Chief of Staff to Commissioners Raymond Kelly and Robert Bonner at the United States Customs Service, he has a proven track record of developing and implementing complex public policy strategies. His recent work includes providing strategic guidance to major defense integrators on homeland security and border issues, working with an award-winning museum and policy center focused on terrorism prevention, serving as the Executive Director of a cargo security trade association, as well as representing financial service providers on a broad range of legislative and regulatory concerns.

A member of the corporate and business, tax and finance groups, Elliott advises clients on federal state and local tax matters, with emphasis on business and tax-exempt entities; corporate formation; mergers and acquisitions; and financing transactions. His significant recent matters include representing Riviera Holdings Corporation, a Las Vegas casino operator, in negotiating the terms of the $76 million stock sale of its Riviera Black Hawk casino in Colorado to an affiliate of Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.; representing the American Wind Energy Association in ongoing tax and corporate governance matters; representing Victory Park Capital, LLC in connection with equity and debt financing transactions involving the investment vehicle formed to purchase Gulfstream International Airlines; representing TruStile Doors, LLC, a Denver-based manufacturer of premium wood, MDF and glass doors, in its acquisition of the door division of Woodharbor Doors & Cabinetry.

Within the intellectual property and technology group, Krause addresses a variety of issues, including trademark and copyright protection and enforcement, drafting licensing agreements, and assisting in the litigation of intellectual property disputes and on the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Her most notable matters include serving as intellectual property counsel to KSL Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its $130 million acquisition of the Royal Palm Hotel located in Miami Beach, Fla., as well as representing Silverton Mountain ski resort in its negotiations pertaining to the hosting of the Red Bull Cold Rush competition event.

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