Managing Partner: James E Whitmire
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 6
Founded in 2012, Santoro Whitmire is a full service business law firm which handles a wide array of commercial and civil matters for a variety of clients. The firm’s partners (Nicholas Santoro, James Whitmire, Andrew Glendon, Oliver Pancheri and Jason Smith) have practiced together for more than ten years. They are skilled in numerous areas of business law, which has allowed them to successfully advise and zealously advocate for their local, national and international clients for many years. The firm prides itself on efficient and effective representation of its clients in a distinctive, boutique style to maximize its attention to detail and ability to respond to the needs of its clients. Santoro Whitmire is staffed and structured in a manner designed to provide its clients with the superior legal services that are expected from a large law firm, while being able to provide the personal attention and value often associated with a smaller law firm.
Main Areas of Practice:
Business & Corporate Litigation:
Santoro Whitmire’s commercial and corporate litigation practice covers virtually all types of business disputes, which include commercial contracts, casino/patron issues and marker litigation, unfair business practices, business torts, non-compete, trade secret, class actions, gaming marker litigation, corporate governance disputes, partnership and limited liability entity disputes, shareholder derivative actions, banking, tort, professional liability, civil RICO claims, defamation and business disparagement, and employment discrimination matters in state and federal court, both at the trial and appellate level.
Insurance Coverage Litigation:
Santoro Whitmire’s insurance coverage litigation practice has encompassed a wide variety of insurance matters on behalf of both policyholders and insurance carriers. Insurance policies at issue have included commercial general liability, automobile, umbrella, directors and officers, professional liability, law enforcement liability, public entity and inland marine policies. Issues litigated have involved scope of coverage matters, the duty to defend, exclusions, cooperation clauses, late notice, prejudice, duty to settle, exhaustion and other insurance matters.
Real Estate & Construction Litigation:
Santoro Whitmire’s real estate and construction litigation clients range from developers and builders to owners, landlords, commercial tenants, real estate management companies, hotels and casinos, institutional investors, lenders, real estate investment trusts (REIT) and contractors. The firm’s experience covers a broad spectrum of areas, including: commercial lease disputes, CAM, taxes and rent disputes, summary eviction and unlawful detainer actions, improper use/non-permitted use disputes, litigation relating to contracts for sale of real property, brokerage commission disputes, eminent domain and condemnation proceedings, title insurance coverage litigation, easement disputes, adverse possession claims, nuisance claims, mortgage/lien foreclosure and deficiency litigation, receivership appointment disputes, lender liability issues, title-related litigation, title company errors and omissions, slander of title claims, construction disputes, and mechanic’s lien law.
Mediation & Arbitration:
Santoro Whitmire’s practice involves extensive experience in mediation and alternative dispute resolution of its clients’ matters both in private mediation and arbitration as well as court-guided mediation, arbitration and short trials.
Real Estate & Corporate:
Santoro Whitmire’s real estate practice focuses on the representation of real estate developers in all aspects of its clients’ transactions, including acquisitions, leasing, finance (construction, permanent, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, HUS, CMBS and bank loans), and dispositions. Santoro Whitmire also represents clients in connection with entity formation, syndication and mergers and acquisition transactions.
Santoro Whitmire is proud of its diverse clients, which include hotel/casino and gaming technology companies, utilities, government agencies, homebuilders, real estate developers, law firms and accounting firms, commercial and consumer lenders, medical providers, large and small business owners, management companies, contractors, manufacturers, and insurance companies.
Representative Clients Include:
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.; Caesars Entertainment; Century Communities; The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Harmony Homes; Great American Capital; Insight Investment Partners; Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Las Vegas Valley Water District; Nevada Power Company d/b/a NV Energy; and Women’s Health Associates of Southern Nevada.