Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announces Shareholders Angela Otto and Gino Maurelli as the new members of the firm’s Executive Committee (EC). They join the firm’s current EC members: Adam Agron, Rich Benenson, Marc Lampkin, Elizabeth Paulsen and Scott Slater. The EC, including Benenson, the firm’s managing partner, guides Brownstein’s strategic direction. Otto and Maurelli replace Shareholders Rob Kaufmann and Ellen Schulhofer, who transitioned off the EC after completing their terms.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Angela and Gino to the Executive Committee and know that the firm, our clients and our communities will benefit from their leadership and vision,” said Benenson. “Both Angela and Gino are active leaders within the firm, and their strategic guidance will continue to help shape Brownstein for years to come.”
If there is a marquee project happening in Las Vegas, the odds are high that Otto has a substantial role in it. Few lawyers in Nevada, or across the country, have more experience managing the real estate components of large-scale hospitality and gaming transactions. Her background in corporate and real estate law makes her a powerhouse attorney with brands such as Caesars Entertainment, MGM and Wynn Resorts relying on her legal counsel. Otto also advises clients on other major commercial real estate, development and finance projects. She played a pivotal role as Nevada counsel to the Clark County Stadium Authority in the development of the $1.9 billion Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium. She also represented the City of Henderson in the sale and development of the Las Vegas Raiders’ team headquarters and practice facility.
Maurelli is a corporate finance attorney who specializes in middle market M&A/private equity transactions. He has acted as lead partner or primary transaction attorney on middle market or lower middle market transactions with aggregate transaction value in excess of $20 billion. Maurelli has advised clients and completed transactions in a variety of industries, with significant experience with consumer products, software and technology, health care, cable and telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing operations. In addition to M&A transactions, he serves as legal counsel for a number of companies on a variety of corporate matters that include joint ventures, debt facilities, equity issuances, labor and employment, equity incentive arrangements and intellectual property. Maurelli previously served as chair of the firm’s Corporate & Business Department.