Archive for July, 2015


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New Judicial District Created in Nevada

As of July 1, 2015, Nevada will have a new judicial district. This Eleventh Judicial District will be comprised of Lander,Mineral and Pershing counties.


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The Fabulous Las Vegas Convention Center

IMG_1982  The Las Vegas Convention Center as it was forty years ago.

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Legal Counsel for Conventions and Expositions

Las Vegas is the convention capital of the world.  First class facilities operated by private hotels and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority,  amenities including hotels,  restaurants and a world class airport all make Las Vegas the spot for conventions.  Conventions and expositions, also have unique legal issues for both the sponsor of the convention and exhibitors. The Law Office of Hayes and Welsh has twenty five years of experience representing the convention industry in Las Vegas.  Our experience includes:

1.  Former counsel for COMDEX computer show for five years;
2.  Twenty five years as general counsel for semiannual ASD show;
3.  Three years served as trademark/tradename  counsel at SEMA show;
4.  Currently trademark local counsel for federal litigation involving trademark dispute at recent  show;
5.  Former counsel for Sands Expo convention hall; and
6.  Current Counsel for past two years for the WPPI show
Our services include representation in the areas of sales and use tax, business license and regulatory approvals, tradename and trademark, contract review and negotiation, civil litigation, collections and general counsel.
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Las Vegas is the convention and exposition capital of the world. Millions of visitors come to Las Vegas to attend conventions, trade shows, conferences and expositions in world-class facilities. The sponsors and promoters of these businesses as well as the exhibitors and guests have sometimes unique legal and business challenges.


Hayes and Welsh has over twenty-five years of experience representing this industry and has represented several of the largest shows. Our law firm has experience in the following as related to convention and exposition services:


  1. Licenses, including business licenses;
  2. Taxes, including sales taxes and sales tax exemptions;
  3. Intellectual property including trade name and trademarks;
  4. Litigation involving civil and injunctions
  5. Contract review and interpretation


Often, legal needs in this industry arise immediately and require prompt action on the party of an attorney. Our office understands the nature of this representation and is available on short notice to assist as needed. We can also assist prior to the event to help make sure that the legal issues related to the convention, conference or exposition are professionally handled. Hayes and Welsh is your one stop shop for legal representation and legal assistance related to the Las Vegas, Nevada convention industry.

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