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Pisanelli Bice PLLC

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Managing Partners: Debra Spinelli 
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 8
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Pisanelli Bice is a boutique Las Vegas law firm focused nearly exclusively on commercial and complex litigation. The firm, founded by attorneys James J Pisanelli and Todd L Bice, represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to single entity developers, entrepreneurs to the State of Nevada, municipalities, and public agencies, as well as some of Nevada’s and the country’s largest gaming companies. The firm is known for its skilled lawyers, strong advocacy, and its significant presence and successes on behalf of its clients in both state and federal court, at the trial and appellate levels.

Main Areas of Practice:
Commercial Litigation:
3 Partners; 8fee earners based in Nevada 
■ An action for fraudulent acquisition of a controlled substance and emergency injunctive relief by a pharmaceutical company related to the state’s unlawful use of a specific drug in an execution (Alvogen v. State of Nevada)
■ A large and complex action against a former director and a former shareholder of a gaming licensee involving allegations of unsuitability, breaches of fiduciary duties and related claims (Wynn Resorts v. Kazuo Okada, et al.)
■ Multiple mass tort actions on behalf of MGM Resorts related to the October 1 mass shooting (e.g., Sheppard v. Mandalay Bay)
■ Multiple actions for declaratory and contractual relief related to a gaming licensee’s termination of contracts involving unsuitable persons and allegations of fraud. (e.g., Desert Palace, et al. v. Seibel)
■ A quantum meruit suit filed by a Hong Kong business man related to services provided to acquire a Macau gaming concession. (Richard Suen v. Las Vegas Sands Corp.)
■ Actions on behalf of the State of Nevada to enjoin the United States from sending illegal shipments of plutonium to Nevada. (State of Nevada v. United States Dept of Energy)
■ Breach of contract/executive compensation disputes on the part of departing C-suite executives (Jacobs v. Las Vegas Sands; Magliarditi v. Morgans Hotel Group & Hard Rock Hotel Holdings)
■ Defense of pharmaceutical distributor in opioid litigation (City of Reno v. Purdue Pharma, et al.) Key Clients: Caesars Entertainment, City National Bank, Everi Holdings, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, MGM Resorts, Scientific Games Corporation, Sierra Health, State of Nevada, Stations Casino, Stratosphere, Switch, United Health, Wynn Resorts, Limited
Contact: Debra Spinelli Tel: 702 214 2100
Email: [email protected]

Sub-categories of Commercial Litigation Practice:

Hotel & Gaming:
3 partners; 8 fee earners based in  Nevada

1 partner; 4 fee earners based in Nevada

3 partners; 4 fee earners based in Nevada

Election Law:
1 partner; 2 fee earners based in Nevada

Health Care:
3 partners; 2 fee earners based in Nevada