Featured Attorney Kaleb Anderson

Kaleb D. Anderson is a Partner in Lipson Neilson’s Las Vegas office, practicing in the areas of homeowner/community associations, directors & officers, professional liability, insurance defense, and real estate. Mr. Anderson has been practicing law in Nevada since 2001, and his experience includes the representation of large corporations and insurance companies as well as individuals and small businesses.

He has successfully defended hundreds of directors & officers, HOAs and community associations in actions relating to NRS Chapter 116 and alleged breaches of governing documents. This experience includes actions before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. Mr. Anderson is regularly involved in litigation that shapes the landscape of community association law in Nevada.

In addition, Kaleb has extensive experience representing financial institutions in creditor’s rights actions. This includes defense of FDCPA claims as well as actions to collect consumer and commercial debt.

Prior to joining Lipson Neilson, Kaleb worked at the Las Vegas office of a large insurer where he defended and tried general liability and insurance defense cases.

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In addition to his membership in the Nevada and Clark County bar associations, Mr. Anderson is also involved with the local chapter of the University of Utah alumni association, and does volunteer legal work through his local church.  He speaks fluent Portuguese, having lived for two years in Brazil doing humanitarian work.

Attorney David Ochoa Joins Lipson Neilson’s Las Vegas Office

David Ochoa web resJune 7, 2016 – The law firm of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. announced today that attorney David Ochoa has joined the firm’s Las Vegas office. David’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of insurance defense, real estate, and family law. He is admitted to practice in the State of Nevada, and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Prior to joining the firm, David was Law Clerk to Honorable Cynthia Diana Steel, Eighth Judicial District Court, working in both Family Law and Adult Guardianship. He was also trial law clerk at a preeminent Las Vegas personal injury firm. David received a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

About Lipson Neilson
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Bloomfield Hills and Grand Rapids. The firm is widely known for its excellence in the professional liability lines, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients in Nevada, across the USA and around the world. You can learn more at www.lipsonneilson.com.

Contact: Joe Garin – Managing Partner of the Lipson Neilson Las Vegas office.

Phone: 702-382-1500
Email: JGarin@lipsonneilson.com

Joe Garin and Jessica Green Selected as 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers

super-lawyersOnce again, the annual list of Mountain States Super Lawyers includes Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. attorneys Joe Garin and Jessica Green. This is Joe Garin’s tenth consecutive year on the Super Lawyers list and Jessica Green’s third consecutive year as a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star.

Joseph Garin resize 3Joe Garin is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Las Vegas office. He is consulted nationally on the defense of professional liability claims, ethics, employment, insurance coverage disputes, director and officer claims, and risk management. Joe is also experienced in complex and commercial litigation matters, including cases involving breach of contract and unfair business practices. He serves as the Chair to the State Bar of Nevada Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics, and is a co-chair to the Professional Liability Committee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Joe is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the State Bar of Illinois, the State Bar of Nevada and the State Bar of Colorado.

Jessica Green resize 2Jessica Green has defended many lawyers and law firms throughout the country during her career and is recognized as an emerging leader in Errors and Omissions (E&O), Employment, and Insurance Coverage law. Jessica is also well versed in education law and she serves as an Educational Surrogate Parent and Transition Specialist for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. In doing so, she advocates for children with disabilities, ensuring their schools are meeting their disability-related needs. Jessica is a national liaison for the Defense Research Institute Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee.

Published by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of information for the legal industry, Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations, evaluations and independent research. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

About the Firm
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Bloomfield Hills and Grand Rapids. The firm is widely known for its excellence in the professional liability lines, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients in Nevada, across the USA, and around the world. You can learn more www.lipsonneilson.com.

Contact
Joe Garin – Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C.
Phone: 702-382-1500
Email: jgarin@lipsonneilson.com

Oakland County Bar Association’s “Committee of the Year”Chaired by Lipson Neilson Shareholder Sandra Glazier

Sandra Glazier from websiteJune 6, 2016 – The Oakland County Bar Association’s Probate, Estate & Trust Committee, chaired by Lipson Neilson Shareholder Sandra Glazier, was honored as “Committee of the Year” during the 21st Annual OCBA Awards Ceremony held on June 2, 2016.

An attorney for more than 30 years, Sandra D. Glazier is well-known for her expertise in Probate Litigation, Estate Planning and Administration, and Family Law. An AVâ-Preeminent Rated attorney, Sandra’s articles have been published by some of the legal industry’s leading publications, and she has taught “Valuation for Federal, Estate and Gift Tax Purposes” to students in a Masters level course.

To learn more please visit www.lipsonneilson.com

Contact: Sandra D. Glazier
Phone: 248-593-5000
Email: sglazier@lipsonneilson.com

Lipson Neilson Shareholder Sandra Glazier Featured Speaker atWilmington Trust’s 2016 Trust Symposium

May 16, 2016 – Lipson Neilson Shareholder Sandra Glazier, co-author of “What Every Estate Planner Should Know About Undue Influence: Recognizing It, Insulating Against It…and Litigating It”, along with co-authoring attorneys Thomas DSandra_Glazier_001_full_crop hi resolution photo 2-3-15 (BH548194xAF0CA)ixon and Thomas Sweeney, will be featured speakers on the topics discussed in this paper during Wilmington Trust’s 2016 Trust Symposium. This symposium will be held on June 23, 2016 at Christie’s in New York City.

Glazier, Dixon and Sweeney will speak about identifying and addressing issues relating to vulnerabilities which could subject an individual to undue influence. Because undue influence is generally a process, as opposed to a single event, its growing prevalence as a basis for litigation which attacks the validity of estate planning documents, makes it of considerable importance to professionals involved in the estate planning process and attorneys who litigate such issues.

An attorney for more than 30 years, Sandra Glazier is well-known for her expertise and successful track record in Probate Litigation, Estate Planning and Administration, and Family Law. Sandra is the current Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Probate, Estate & Trust Committee. To learn more about Sandra, and the Lipson Neilson law firm, please visit www.lipsonneilson.com

Contact: Sandra D. Glazier
Phone: 248-593-5000
Email: sglazier@lipsonneilson.com

Real Estate Attorney David Michael on Panel of Industry Professionals – Discussing Environmental Due Diligence

IMG_1417May 16, 2016 – David Michael, an attorney at Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C., and the current Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee, will be on a panel of real estate industry professionals discussing “Avoiding the Abyss: Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate”. Presented by the Energy, Sustainability and Environmental and the Real Estate Law committees of the Oakland County Bar Association, with the support of the Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors. This seminar is officially certified by CE Marketplace, Michigan’s Continuing Education Hub for Real Estate Professionals, for two CE Credits and will be held on June 15, 2016, at the WMU-Cooley Law School located at 2630 Featherstone, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326.

Topics discussed by the panel will include:

  • The legal liabilities/risks associated with the purchase/sale of brownfields or properties with other environmental issues such as wetlands or endangered species.
  • Assessing the environmental condition of real property through ASTM Phase I and Phase II environmental assessments, natural resource assessments, hazardous building material surveys and environmental insurance and Brownfield Incentives/Tax Abatements.
  • Drafting transactional documents to minimize environmental liabilities and spread risk.

About David Michael
David Michael specializes in all aspects of real estate law and litigation, and he has extensive experience in commercial litigation and continues to practice in that area as well. He is the Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee, and a contributing author to Development Magazine, a publication of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

About Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C.Founded in 1985, Lipson Neilson has offices in Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Las Vegas and Phoenix. The firm services clients in Michigan, across the U.S. and around the world. You can learn more about the firm by visiting www.lipsonneilson.com.

 

Contact: David Michael

Phone: 248-593-5000

Email: DMichael@lipsonneilson.com

Attorney Megan H. Hummel Joins Lipson Neilson’s Las Vegas Office

Megan Hummel web resApril 27, 2016 – The law firm of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. announced today that attorney Megan H. Hummel has joined the firm’s Las Vegas office. Megan’s practice focuses primarily on insurance defense, commercial litigation, and appellate practice. She also has experience in the areas of construction law, maritime/admiralty law, trust & estates/probate disputes, and debt collection. Prior to joining the firm, Megan worked in the appellate and construction practice groups at a large, national law firm.

Megan received a B.A. in English Literature, with honors, from the University of Nevada-Reno and a J.D. from the Marquette University Law School; she is admitted to practice in Nevada and Wisconsin. Megan is Board Member Elect of the Wisconsin State Bar Non-Resident Lawyer Division, a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and she is fluent in the Italian language.

About Lipson Neilson
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Bloomfield Hills and Grand Rapids. The firm is widely known for its excellence in the professional liability lines, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients in Nevada, across the USA and around the world. You can learn more at www.lipsonneilson.com.

Contact: Joe Garin – Managing Partner of the Lipson Neilson Las Vegas office.

Phone: 702-382-1500
Email: JGarin@lipsonneilson.com

Happy Anniversary Lipson Neilson

Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Lipson Neilson law firm. The firm has grown from three founding members to over thirty attorneys located in three states. The firm has also expanded its expertise from its core business, tax and litigation practice areas during its early days, to currently offering a full range of practice areas including professional liability, probate litigation and international law.

Michigan Supreme Court Appoints C. Thomas Ludden to Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions

C. Thomas LuddenMichigan Supreme Court Appoints C. Thomas Ludden to Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Feb. 5, 2016 – Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. is proud to announce that C. Thomas Ludden, a Partner at the firm, has been appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve on the state’s Committee on Model Jury Instructions. The appointment is for a three year term ending December 31, 2018.

This Committee is composed of attorneys and judges whose duty is to ensure that the Model Civil Jury Instructions are concise, understandable, conversational, unslanted, and not argumentative. The Committee has authority to amend or repeal existing instructions and, when appropriate, adopt new instructions, although the instructions do not have the force and effect of a court rule.

About Attorney C. Thomas Ludden
C. Thomas Ludden specializes in commercial litigation, professional liability, and appellate practice. He also brings to his practice extensive insurance coverage and appellate experience. Mr. Ludden has defended over 100 law firms and lawyers during his career, while also handling a broad range of commercial disputes, including representing both landlords and tenants in commercial lease and other contractual disputes, software developers in intellectual property matters and both private and public corporations in environmental litigation.

About the Firm
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. has offices in Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Las Vegas and Phoenix. The firm is widely known for its excellence in the professional liability lines, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients in Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, across the USA, and around the world.

You can learn more about the firm at www.lipsonneilson.com.
Contact: C. Thomas Ludden Phone: 248-593-5000 Email: TLudden@lipsonneilson.com