Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Names Eight New Shareholders

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Names Eight New Shareholders

Bradley J. Herrema, Albert Z. Kovacs, Rikard Lundberg, Noelle Riccardella, Jeffrey S. Rugg, W.H. Allen Shelden, Margaux Trammell and Timothy R. Van Valen have been elected shareholders in the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

Herrema is a member of Brownstein’s water and public lands group. His practice includes water-related matters within California and Nevada, such as strategic water supply planning, water rights permitting and regulatory compliance, and environmental matters affecting water use. Herrema assists with transactional negotiations, due diligence, litigation and administrative agency proceedings on behalf of public water agencies, special districts, private landowners, golf courses and water utilities.

A member of Brownstein’s corporate and business group, Kovacs devotes particular attention to advising clients with respect to the distinctive aspects of Nevada’s corporate and business laws. He counsels business leaders regarding corporate governance issues and his practice covers a wide range of transactions, including entity formation and maintenance, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, restructurings and general commercial matters. Kovacs was named one of the “20 Best Up & Coming Attorneys” by Nevada Business Magazine in 2009 and 2010.

Lundberg is a member of Brownstein’s corporate and business group. His practice focuses on counseling public and private companies with respect to securities laws and representing them in a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, equity and debt financings, corporate contracting and general commercial and corporate matters.

Riccardella is a member of the firm’s real estate group. Her practice concentrates on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, sale, development, financing and leasing of mixed-use projects, hotels, shopping centers, office buildings and industrial projects. In addition, she has extensive experience negotiating, developing and implementing design and construction agreements, including architecture agreements, contractor and subcontractor agreements, and construction management agreements.

Within the firm’s litigation group, Rugg’s practice covers a wide range of litigation areas including antitrust, general commercial disputes, bankruptcy, securities, trademark infringement, sports-related litigation and dispute resolution proceedings. He has recently represented a major stockholder of a Nevada corporation in litigation asserting his statutory rights against the corporation and its directors, and defended a major gaming industry cash access supplier in a $900 million antitrust litigation case brought by former executives.

Shelden is a member of Brownstein’s hospitality and real estate groups. His practice focuses on real estate acquisition and disposition, commercial lending, real estate finance, leasing, land use planning, and general commercial transactions. Shelden’s recent work includes counseling owners and operators in the U.S. and Caribbean on the financing, acquisition, management and construction of mixed-use residential, hospitality and resort properties.

A member of Brownstein’s corporate and business group,Trammell represents business entities in a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financing. Trammell’s recent work includes counseling a publicly traded company in its acquisition of the world’s most visited online snow sports portal. In addition, she has worked on numerous issues connected to the development and financing of a liquefied natural gas receiving and regasification facility on the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Van Valen
is a member of Brownstein’s corporate and business department, and his practice focuses on state and local tax matters. He represents business clients in administrative and litigation tax matters that include corporate income, gross receipts and compensating, severance and property taxes. Van Valen frequently assists businesses—often renewable energy project developers—seeking to expand in or relocate to New Mexico. He helps such evolving companies understand the application of the state’s tax system to their transactions, as well as harness tax incentives.

Meet The Team

Bradley J. Herrema Shareholder T 310.500.4609 bherrema@bhfs.com
Albert Z. Kovacs Shareholder T 702.464.7076 akovacs@bhfs.com
Rikard D. Lundberg Shareholder T 303.223.1232 rlundberg@bhfs.com
Noelle Riccardella Shareholder T 303.223.1204 nriccardella@bhfs.com
Jeffrey S. Rugg Shareholder T 702.464.7011 jrugg@bhfs.com
Margaux Trammell Shareholder T 303.223.1192 mtrammell@bhfs.com