The attorneys at Maurice Wood are recognized for their extensive experience in complex commercial litigation. We provide the highest quality legal services to institutions, businesses, and individuals nationally and throughout the world.
We work with clients on a wide range of commercial and title matters. Some highlights include:
· Bonanza Beverage Co., Inc. v. Labatt, USA – Represented a Nevada beer distributor in litigation against an
international supplier for breach of a Distribution Agreement. The litigation was resolved prior to trial.
· RBM Construction, Inc. v. CML-NV Industrial Complex, LLC – Obtained summary judgment in favor of a
construction lender, establishing the priority of the lender’s.
· Communication Electronic Systems, LLC v. Big Town Mechanical et al. – Represented a subcontractor in
obtaining recovery against a prime contractor pursuant to Nevada’s Prompt Payment Act.
· City of North Las Vegas v. Pardee Const. Co. of Nevada, 117 Nev. 260, 21 P.3d 8 (Nev. 2001). – Retained to
represent the City of North Las Vegas in the appeal of an adverse summary judgment ruling holding the City responsible for paying millions of dollars in water connection fees and commodity charges under a
development agreement for a master planned community. Prevailed on all points on appeal to the Nevada
· NorthStar Trekking LLC v. United States of America, 637 F. Supp. 2d 676 (D. Alaska 2009). – Obtained summary judgment for an air tour operator against the United States for claims of unpaid Air Transportation Excise
Tax for flight-seeing charters in Alaska.
· Kim v. Kearney, 838 F. Supp. 2d 1077 (D. Nev. 2012). – Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a secured
lender, defending the lender’s deed of trust against plaintiff’s claims for quiet title and slander of title.
· Aspen Financial Services v. Dist. Ct., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 57, 289 P.3d 201 (Nev. 2012). – Represented a group of
investors in litigation against a hard-money lender related to certain failed loans. Successfully opposed – at
the District Court and the Nevada Supreme Court levels – efforts by the hard-money lender to stay discovery because of an on-going FBI investigation.
· Smiley v. Dalgetty Ltd. – Defended a Cayman Islands corporation owning real estate on the Las Vegas Strip against claims relating to an alleged joint venture agreement for the development of the property. The
litigation was resolved prior to trial.
· Full House, Inc. v. Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish, et al. – Obtained summary judgment for a national title company against claims of negligence related to lapsed UCC-1 filings. Awarded and collected a six-
figure award of attorney’s fees and costs in connection with the same.
· Sunrise Paving, Inc. v. Blackstone Capital Group, LLC, et al. – Obtained summary judgment establishing the
priority of a construction lender’s $21.5 million deed of trust over competing mechanics lien claimants.
· Metcalf Builders, Inc. v. Belvedere, LLC, et al. – Defended (through trial) the priority of a $5 million security interest held by a California bank against mechanics lien claimants seeking in excess of $30 million.
· NSPCA v. Fidelity National Title Agency of Nevada, Inc. et al. – Defended an escrow agent against claims of
intentional wrongdoing by a non-profit entity that was defrauded by one of its board members.
· Anderson Frank & Mack, LLC et al. v. First American Title Insurance Company et al. – Defended a title insurance coverage determination related to an unrecorded easement created by the Pacific Railroad Acts of 1862.
· Las Vegas Paving Corporation v. Rail Acres, LLC et al. – Obtained dismissal of an action seeking a declaration
of easement rights for a railroad spur track based on a series of unrecorded documents. Defended the action through the appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.