Attorneys from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Caesars Entertainment Corporation worked with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada to provide an “Ask the Lawyers” forum for local small businesses and entrepreneurs. This is the first time a private firm and corporate counsel have paired to both sponsor and provide pro bono service at a Legal Aid Center event.
Hosted by the Nevada Minority Supplier and Development Council and the UNLV Business Development Center, the panel of corporate attorneys helped attendees better approach the legal structuring and management of their young businesses. Among the topics discussed: forming a business entity, obtaining business licenses and understanding the basics of employment law. Following the seminar, participants had the opportunity for free one-on-one consultations with leading attorneys from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Caesars Entertainment to discuss specific business issues.
“We’ve had a longstanding relationship with the legal team at Caesars Entertainment, and enjoyed helping local “micro” businesses through our collective experience,” said Kate Lowenhar-Fisher, shareholder and member of Brownstein’s Pro Bono Committee. “It’s rewarding when we can use our knowledge toward improving the business landscape in Southern Nevada.”
Participating attorneys from Brownstein included shareholders Kate Lowenhar-Fisher and Ellen Schulhofer, as well as associates Emily Phan, Rebecca Miltenberger, Joanna Myers and Greg Riches. Representing Caesars Entertainment were Lora Picini, Amie Sabo and Scott Wiegand.