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In the areas of intellectual property litigation, prosecution, licensing and entertainment law, Matt Francis vigorously protects and defends valuable intellectual property rights. Matt litigates trademark, unfair competition, patent, copyright, and trade secret actions in courts throughout Nevada, and has litigated in numerous other jurisdictions as well. 



Law, politics and business converge around nearly every issue concerning water, energy and infrastructure. Chris Frahm practices at that intersection, coordinating and strategically planning at the state and local level to help her clients achieve project objectives. She is known for her track record of success in getting water and infrastructure projects done, from initial strategic planning, through agreements. When necessary, she also assists with the defense of those projects against attack in the media, in litigation or otherwise. 

Mark Mathews' practice concentrates on environmental and energy law, as well as complex litigation. With notable experience on environmental and litigation issues in the mining, water and oil and gas industries, Mark represents private and public clients throughout the West, including energy and renewable energy companies, mining companies, utilities and counties. 

A member of Brownstein’s Corporate Group and a talented dealmaker, Kristin Macdonald focuses on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and public and private securities offerings. She represents companies and private equity firms in the hospitality industry, including hotels and resorts, high-end fitness clubs, ski resorts, golf clubs, and lifestyle consumer products companies, together with her other clients in the travel, media and alternative energy space.