At over 110,000 square miles, Nevada is the 7th largest state in the Union, and with 42 million annual visitors to Las Vegas, and more than six million to Reno and Lake Tahoe, is the global capital of the gaming and tourism industries. However, Nevada remains a small, comfortable home to its statewide population of 2.7 million, ranking it just 35th most populous in the U.S. In line with the importance of Las Vegas to the world, the Nevada office is actively involved in guiding the redevelopment of downtown Las Vegas and surrounding commercial districts. They represent Nevada businesses before public bodies on issues including economic and urban development, tax, regulatory, land use and entitlements, licensing, and compliance matters, and have all of the appropriate contacts to assist clients with their legislative agenda.
Although located in Las Vegas, Greenberg Traurig’s Nevada Government Law & Policy Practice maintains solid, working relationships with Legislators, the executive branch, agency heads, and those staffs both locally, and in Carson City. Their relationships are based on mutual respect, developed through years of working together as Nevada has grown from its adolescence to a level of economic and governmental sophistication, which places it in direct competition with states traditionally known as commercial and political powerhouses. These invaluable relationships enable Greenberg Traurig professionals to efficiently and effectively represent clients’ diverse business interests. Many members of the team are lifelong Nevada residents, which allows them to provide clients the efficiency of rapidly identifying relevant business issues, together with an unparalleled historical perspective, affording the clients the widest array of options to make fully-informed business decisions. Combined with the firm’s nationally-recognized Government Law & Policy team, Greenberg Traurig provides clients with proficiencies and a depth of knowledge, experience, and resources rarely seen in Carson City.
In Nevada, legislation needs to move quickly if it is going to move at all. Nevada’s biennial legislative structure makes imperative a client chooses the right representation. Solid relationships are critical to advancing (or opposing) legislation and achieving success in the Nevada Legislature. Greenberg Traurig takes great care to develop and maintain a sense of familiarity and trust between the firm, its clients, and elected officials – from Leadership to the most junior legislators. These relationships provide clients unparalleled efficiency, access to the legislative process, and a “seat at the table” when critical issues are aired.