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Can you have a short-term rental in Unincorporated Clark County?

By Timothy Wiseman Many homeowners wish to make additional money by renting out their home or some portion of their home on a short-term basis. Some internet services help facilitate the process. Different jurisdictions have taken different approaches to regulating this activity. Unincorporated Clark County bans...

Everything You Need to Know About Email Disclaimers

Almost every business has a policy of adding email disclaimers to the end of the signature block on each outgoing email. The boilerplate disclaimer will often discuss confidentiality, mistaken delivery, or some sort of privilege. This is particularly common with attorneys. It seems that every...

What You Need To Know About The Equifax Data Breach

Each year in the US, approximately 7% of households become victims of identity theft. There are three main credit reporting agencies in the US, which are Equifax, Experian, and Transunion. As you may have heard, Equifax recently discovered a security breach that affects over one...

Can tips be garnished?

By Timothy Wiseman When a Court issues a judgment for money, there are a number of ways that the judgment creditor can try to enforce the judgment if the judgment is not paid voluntarily. One common method of enforcing a judgment against an individual is...

What is the procuring cause in real estate?

By Timothy Wiseman It is well established that a real estate agent or broker must generally pass a two part test to earn their commission. Shell Oil Co. v. Ed Hoppe Realty, 91 Nev. 576, 580, 540 P.2d 107, 109-10 (1975). They must have an employment...

The Advantages of Nevada State Trademarks

By Timothy Wiseman There are many obvious advantages to registering a trademark at the Federal Level with the U.S. Patent and trademark office. A fully registered federal trademark provides protection throughout the United States for the mark and allows for recourse to the Federal Courts to...

Disparaging Trademarks and the Redskins

By Timothy Wiseman On June 19, 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Matal v. Tam that a portion of the Federal Trademark Laws that banned disparaging trademarks was unconstitutional under the First Amendment. This case centered on a band named “The Slants”. Although that term...

Understanding Electronic Signatures in 2017

By Timothy Wiseman Electronic signatures can be substantially more convenient than signing a physical document. Generally, the law will treat an electronic signature as an equivalent to a physical signature, but there are some nuances. What is an electronic signature? Generally, the phrase “electronic signature” is used broadly....