Leon F. Mead II

Leon F. Mead II

Snell & Wilmer

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Out-of-State Design Professional Firms Must Register in Nevada to Enforce Contracts for Compensation in Nevada

Nevada, being a small state with a huge tourist attraction (Las Vegas), has often seen out-of-state design and construction professionals retained to provide their unique talents to create landmark quality design or...more

3/20/2014 - Construction Contracts Construction Disputes Construction Liens

Nevada Supreme Court Extends Design Professional Economic Loss Rule Defense to Negligent Misrepresentation Claims on Commercial...

In 2009, the Nevada Supreme Court (“NSC”) applied the economic loss rule to bar claims of professional negligence by design professionals in commercial construction projects, ruling that “[i]n the context of engineers and...more

7/28/2013 - Apportionment Architects Construction Contracts Designer Professionals' Liability Economic Loss Doctrine Indemnity Agreements Negligent Misrepresentation

Under Construction - June 2013: Nevada Indemnification Clauses and Additional Insured Endorsements

Unlike many states, Nevada has no statutory prohibition on indemnification agreements within the construction context. This has been an issue of significant concern every legislative session since 1995, with 2013 being no...more

6/20/2013 - Additional Insured Construction Defects Contract Drafting Contract Interpretation Indemnification Subcontractors

Under Construction - June 2013

Welcome to our summer 2013 issue on indemnity and additional insured provisions in the Southwest. While contractual provisions that define liability in the event of accidental damage or loss affect most construction projects,...more

6/20/2013 - Additional Insured Construction Disputes Contractors Indemnification Insurers Loss Coverage Subcontractors

Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Lender v. Mechanics' Lien Priority Disputes

On October 25, 2012, the Nevada Supreme Court, in a case of first impression, held that equitable subrogation cannot be used as a method to repair broken priority over mechanics' liens, but left the door open to the potential...more

11/13/2012

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