Sklar Williams PLLC

Sklar Williams PLLC

Premier Las Vegas Commercial Boutique Firm

Firm Overview

Sklar Williams PLLC was organized to represent the business interests of local, national, and multi-national companies doing business in Nevada. The firm has chosen to restrict its practice to commercial transactions and litigation to enhance our ability to provide exceptional and efficient legal services. Our clients include many leading business concerns from a variety of industries and numerous prominent entrepreneurs and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Focus on the Client

We are committed to obtaining the best resolution for our clients in the most cost-effective, time efficient manner possible. Our clients come from a variety of different industries, each with unique business concerns. Our attorneys know that no two matters are exactly alike, nor should they be treated the same. We meticulously analyze our transactions and commercial litigation and other matters, listen closely to what our clients tell us in order to ensure that we understand their objectives, and develop unique solutions tailored to achieve the client's goals. We recognize that developing and maintaining long-term relationships with clients is a key ingredient to better serving our clients' needs and to our own success; historically, most of our work has been for clients with whom our attorneys have long and close relationships. In representing our clients, we emphasize teamwork, pooling together our combined knowledge and experience with that of our clients and their financial and other professional advisors. When clients turn to our firm, they reap the benefit of all of our attorneys' knowledge and experience, combined synergistically with the client's talent and expertise.

What We Are and What We Are Not

The firm is comprised of outstanding and experienced attorneys with expertise in a broad range of areas. Our attorneys strive to offer practical and creative solutions to our clients' legal problems. Our firm eschews the trend of continuously expanding law firms seeking to furnish advice to clients in all facets of business and the law; we believe that we can best meet our clients' needs and provide the personal responsiveness and attention required in the small "boutique" setting that Sklar Williams offers. We have also departed from the traditional law firm "pyramid" model, wherein most work is performed by a large contingent of young and inexperienced attorneys, functioning under the direction of more senior attorneys. Rather, all of our active attorneys have at least twenty years' experience, which allows us to deliver to our clients responsive, excellent, and cost-effective service and legal representation.
Main Office
Main Office
410 South Rampart Boulevard, Suite 350
Las Vegas  NV  89146
Phone
  • 702-360-6000
Websites
Business
Las Vegas Corporate Law Attorneys
Businesses and corporations often require the services of an experienced attorney to help them overcome unexpected obstacles. If you are looking to start a new business in Nevada or if you are already a business owner seeking advice, the attorneys at Sklar Williams PLLC can help you steer clear of these obstacles and put you on the path to financial success.

Corporate lawyers dedicated to our clients

For more than 20 years, the attorneys at Sklar Williams PLLC have provided advisory and litigation services for clients in all areas of corporate law, including:

-Corporate entity formation
-Corporate restructuring
-Commercial and securities litigation
-Partnership and shareholder disputes
-Contract disputes
-Real estate
-Mergers and acquisitions
-Investment strategies
-Intellectual property issues
-Labor and employment issues

The attorneys at Sklar Williams PLLC are committed to the continued success of your company. Our main priority is to provide clients with a business plan designed to produce long-term results, and our attorneys often assist clients from the inception of a business. We assist clients with selecting a corporate entity and tax structure that will facilitate growth and stability for the business while limiting liability for the people involved. Once the business is formed, we use sound financial strategies to help grow your profit margin and expand your reach throughout national and international markets.

Providing the highest quality corporate law services

Sklar Williams PLLC works closely with business owners to ensure their businesses are running smoothly. We often negotiate and draft contracts and buy-sell agreements on behalf of clients for business deals, advise businesses on investment strategies and merger prospects, and represent them in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. Our firm's attorneys are seasoned negotiators and litigators, and know how to best represent your financial interests to successfully resolve your issues in the boardroom or in the courtroom.

Alan C. Sklar

Alan C. Sklar directs the firm's transactional practice. Mr. Sklar has practiced real estate, corporate, commercial, healthcare, and securities law since 1982. He has represented clients in numerous highly-publicized matters and was selected as Nevada's leading business lawyer by the Nevada Business Journal. Mr. Sklar was previously affiliated with Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp and Warren Clark & Sklar in Los Angeles and was Managing Director of a New York merchant banking firm; he is a member of the Board of Directors of Las Vegas-based Bank of George and numerous other corporations. Mr. Sklar is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's College of Arts & Science (Summa Cum Laude) and School of Law, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and other honorary societies, and has published several articles on corporate, securities, and commercial law for the Practising Law Institute and other publications. He is admitted to the Nevada and California bars.

Practice Areas
-Corporate law
-Securities
-Real estate
-Health care
-Technology
-Banking and finance
-Aircraft finance and leasing
-Commercial

Admitted
-California, 1983
-Nevada, 1992

Education
-University of Pennsylvania, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-State Bar of Nevada
-State Bar of California

Awards & Certifications
-2011 Mountain States Super Lawyers
-2011 Best Lawyers in America Administrative/Regulatory Law
-AV Preeminent



Biographical details

Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Theta. University of Pennsylvania Law School Clarence Morris Fellow, 1980 - 1982. Author: "Recent Developments in Mergers and Acquisitions," Corporate Law Overview 1985; "California Corporate Securities Laws," Corporate Law Overview, 1985. Co-Author: "California State Law Considerations," Acquisitions and Mergers 1985: Tactics and Techniques, Practising Law Institute; "Structuring and Documenting Secured Real Estate Transactions," National Business Institute, 1993. Director, Bank of George.
Born: New York, New York, August 19, 1959

Languages
-Hebrew
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Juris Doctorate

Bryan M. Williams

Bryan M. Williams practices in the areas of securities, corporate, technology, and commercial law. Mr. Williams previously practiced at Lionel Sawyer & Collins in Las Vegas, and is a former staff attorney for the SEC's Division of Corporate Finance, and a former National Bank Examiner for the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Dallas and Houston, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He holds a B.S.B.A. in finance from Oklahoma State University and is an honors graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Williams is a member of the Nevada bar.

Practice Areas
-Securities
-Technology
-Corporate law
-Commercial law

Admitted
-Oklahoma, 1992
-Nevada, 1994

Education
-University of Tulsa, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-Clark County and American Bar Associations
-State Bar of Nevada

Awards & Certifications
-AV Preeminent



Biographical details

Phi Kappa Phi. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Corporate Law, Administrative Law and Family Law. Staff Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, Washington, D.C., 1992 - 1994. Former National Bank Examiner, U.S. Treasury Department, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Dallas and Houston, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Education
  • University of Tulsa
    Juris Doctorate

Henry E. Lichtenberger

Henry E. Lichtenberger practices primarily securities, corporate, real estate, and franchising law. Mr. Lichtenberger was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the "Red's" restaurant chain, special securities counsel for AutoNation, Inc., and previously practiced law at Proskauer Rose LLP and as a staff attorney for the SEC's Division of Corporate Finance in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lichtenberger is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Texas Southern University School of Law, where he was the Business Editor of the Texas Southern Law Review, and received a B.S. Degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University in 1982. He is a member of the Nevada, Florida, and Pennsylvania bars.

Practice Areas
-Securities
-Corporate
-Real estate
-Franchising
-Commercial transactions

Admitted
-Florida and Pennsylvania, 1992
-Nevada, 2001

Education
-Texas Southern University, J.D.

Biographical details

Business Editor, Texas Southern Law Review. Staff Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporate Finance, Washington, DC, 1992 - 1995. Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP, Boca Raton, Florida 1995 - 1998. General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The BBQ Company, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida 1998 - 2000; Former: General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, "Red's", restaurant chain; Special Securities Counsel, AutoNation, Inc.d States, 874 F.Supp. 286 (D. Nev. 1994).
Education
  • Texas Southern University
    Juris Doctorate

Suvinder S. Ahluwalia

Suvinder S. Ahluwalia practices commercial litigation, with an emphasis on disputes relating to real estate, securities, finance, and corporate governance and control. Mr. Ahluwalia has practiced before all federal and state courts having original and appellate jurisdiction over Nevada disputes. Mr. Ahluwalia was previously a partner in the litigation department of Lionel Sawyer & Collins and is a graduate of Harvard Law School and of Harvard College (Magna Cum Laude in economics).

Practice Areas
-Commercial litigation
-Securities
-Finance
-Corporate governance
-Corporate control

Admitted
-Nevada, District of Nevada, 1990
-U.S. District Court
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Edcuation
-Harvard Law School, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-Clark County and American Bar Associations
-State Bar of Nevada

Biographical details

Recipient, John Harvard Scholarship
Education
  • Harvard Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Mark A. McIntire

Mark A. McIntire practices in the areas of real estate, commercial, and finance transactions, with an emphasis on real estate development, conveyancing, leasing, and finance, and the formation of various types of investment vehicles. Previously a partner in the business law department of Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Mr. McIntire is a 1992 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University Law School, where he served as an editor of the Arizona State University Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He is a 1988 graduate of Kansas State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering. Mr. McIntire is a member of the State Bar of Nevada.

Practice Areas
-Real estate
-General commercial transactions

Admitted
-Nevada, 1992

Education
-Arizona State University, J.D.
Education
  • Arizona State University
    Juris Doctorate

Frederic I. Berkley

Frederic I. Berkley focuses his practice on general civil trial and appellate law, as well as commercial, contract, family, and corporate litigation. During the past thirty years, Mr. Berkley has represented commercial enterprises and individuals (including many of Nevada's prominent business, political, and professional leaders) in business and family disputes. He has practiced in all federal and state courts in the State of Nevada, and has extensive experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Berkley has been featured in The Best Lawyers in America and recognized in the area of business litigation in "Southwest Super Lawyers," published by Law & Politics Magazine; he has also for many years received the AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Berkley is a 1975 graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the San Diego Law Review and the Moot Court, and received his Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, from Queens College in 1972. Mr. Berkley is a member of the State Bars of Nevada and California, and is also a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Nevada Inns of Court.

Practice Areas
-Personal injury
-Alternative dispute resolution
-Appellate practice
-Civil appeals
-Labor and employment
-Litigation
-Civil litigation
-Family law

Admitted
-California, 1975
-Nevada, 1976

Education
-University of San Diego, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-Clark County and American Bar Associations (Member, Litigation Section)
-State Bar of Nevada (Former Member, Southern Nevada Disciplinary Committee)
-State Bar of California
-The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
-Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
-Nevada Inns of Court

Awards & Certifications
-2011 Mountain States Super Lawyers
-AV Preeminent

Biographical details
Member, Moot Court. Listed in The Best Lawyers of Nevada, 1987. Member, San Diego Law Review, 1974 - 1975.
Education
  • University of San Diego
    Juris Doctorate

Stephen R. Hackett

Stephen R. Hackett practices in the areas of general civil and commercial litigation. Mr. Hackett was previously a partner in the litigation department of Lionel Sawyer & Collins and most recently was Managing Director in the Las Vegas office of an international development company. Mr. Hackett is a 1991 Cum Laude graduate of California Western School of Law, where he served as Lead Articles Editor of the California Western Law Review and a 1988 graduate of the College of William & Mary, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government. Immediately after graduating law school, Mr. Hackett served as a law clerk to Judge Richard F. Suhrheinrich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Hackett is admitted to the Nevada and California bars.

Admitted
-California, 1992
-Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1993
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996

Education
-California Western School of Law, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-State Bar of Nevada
-State Bar of California.

Biographical details
Lead Articles Editor, California Western Law Review, 1990 - 1991. Law Clerk to Hon. Richard F. Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1991 - 1992.

Cases
-Poulos v. Caesars World, Inc., 379 F.3d 654 (9th Cir. 2004)
-First Interstate Bank of Nevada v. United States, 874 F.Supp. 286 (D. Nev. 1994)
Education
  • California Western School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Peter C. Walsh

Peter C. Walsh is of counsel to the firm. Mr. Walsh was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Ameristar Casinos, Inc., a multi-jurisdictional gaming company based in Las Vegas, from 2002 until its acquisition by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. in August 2013. He was previously Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of MGM MIRAGE and Assistant General Counsel of Mirage Resorts Incorporated. Prior to joining Mirage Resorts, Mr. Walsh practiced corporate and securities law at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in Los Angeles. He has represented issuers and underwriters in approximately 50 public offerings of equity and debt securities representing total financing of $5 billion. Mr. Walsh is a 1981 graduate of UCLA School of Law (Summa Cum Laude), where he was a member of the UCLA Law Review and selected to the Order of the Coif. He is a 1977 graduate of Loyola Marymount University (Summa Cum Laude).

Practice Areas
-Corporate law
-Securities
-Commercial transactions
-Banking
-Finance

Admitted
-California, 1981
-Nevada, 1992

Education
-University of California, Los Angeles, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-State Bar of Nevada
-State Bar of California.

Biographical details
Alpha Sigma Nu; Order of the Coif; National Merit Scholar. Member, UCLA Law Review, 1979 - 1981. Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, MGM MIRAGE, 2000 - 2001. Assistant General Counsel, Mirage Resorts, Incorporated, 1992 - 2000. Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Ameristar Casinos, Inc., 2002 to 2013.
Education
  • University of California
    Juris Doctorate

Susan Baranoff Langsner

Susan Baranoff Langsner has represented a wide range of health care providers with concentration in health care related issues including: physician recruitment packages; employment contracts; medical records; medical office leases/buildouts; medical equipment lease/purchase agreements and relationships; medical practice organization and dissolution; mergers and acquisitions; patient issues (e.g., termination, abuse, privacy, and transplant); ethics and professional conduct; informed consent; hospital staff privileges; state licensure; and third-party payer relationships. Ms. Langsner holds a B.S. from The American University, an M.A. from George Washington University, and a J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law, where she received the Moffit-Henderson Litigation Award and participated as an Instructor in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy program. Ms. Langsner has taught "Health Care Law and Policy" at Emory University School of Law and at the College of Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her professional affiliations have included the National Health Lawyers Association, the Las Vegas Southwest Rotary, the American Bar Association, and the Clark County Bar Association. Ms. Langsner has been practicing law for 27 years and is a member of the State Bars of Nevada, Florida, Georgia, and the Bar of Washington, D.C.

Practice Areas
-Health care

Admitted
-Georgia and Florida, 1984
-District of Columbia, 1988
-Nevada, 1991

Education
-Emory University School of Law, J.D.
Education
  • Emory University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Robert A. Goldstein

Robert A. Goldstein has been practicing as a litigator for more than thirty years, emphasizing commercial business litigation, real estate litigation, commercial collection, construction law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. In the area of commercial business litigation, Mr. Goldstein has obtained jury verdicts involving fraud, breach of contract, and intentional tortuous conduct, which have included punitive damage awards. Mr. Goldstein received his undergraduate degree from California State University of Northridge in 1976 and his J.D. from Southwestern University College of Law in 1979. He is admitted to the Nevada and California bars.


Practice areas
-Civil practice
-Trial practice
-Commercial litigation
-Real property litigation
-Contractors liability
-Construction claims
-Construction liens
-Construction defects
-Alternative dispute resolution
-Appellate practice

Admitted
-California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1980
-Nevada, 1993

Education
-Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1979

Associations & memberships
-Clark County Bar Association
-State Bar of Nevada
-State Bar of California
Education
  • Southwestern University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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