PROCOPIO HIRES LAS VEGAS PARTNER LANCE COBURN
October 24, 2017 (San Diego) – Procopio has hired commercial litigation and construction lawyer Lance Coburn as a Partner in its newly formed Las Vegas office. Lance brings extensive experience representing developers of resort hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas strip to Procopio’s growing Construction team. Procopio’s newest office is its sixth, joining its San Diego headquarters as well as Del Mar Heights, Silicon Valley, Austin and Phoenix, and reflects the extensive work Procopio attorneys have already been doing in Nevada as well as the addition of Lance’s busy portfolio.
“Lance is a great addition to Procopio’s Construction team,” said Tom Turner, Procopio’s Managing Partner. “In our firm’s litigation work in Las Vegas we’ve seen up close the value he brings to his clients. Lance will provide expertise and leadership as we continue to expand our practice across the United States, including in Nevada.”
Lance has represented clients in numerous domestic and international litigation matters, in particular prominent Las Vegas resort hotels and casinos in complex construction law, lien litigation and intellectual property rights. In one prominent case, Lance successfully represented the owner of one of the world’s largest mixed use development projects in a construction defect case involving claimed damages of approximately $400 million. He has counseled clients on class actions, labor matters, and securities litigation, and also has extensive experience in media law representing clients in defamation lawsuits and First Amendment matters.
Lance has repeatedly been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his Commercial Litigation work. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont and his J.D. with distinction from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. Lance is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, and all Nevada state courts.
“There’s nothing like being in the trenches with another attorney to assess their mettle,” said Craig Ramseyer, Leader of Procopio’s Construction Team. “Our Procopio construction team was adverse to Lance and his client MGM in the high stakes CityCenter litigation on the Las Vegas strip, and that experience has us very bullish about him joining our team. He’s a top-notch attorney who understands the construction law landscape in Nevada like no other.” Ramseyer is licensed in California.
“I have tremendous respect for Procopio's construction team and in particular for the team leader, Craig Ramseyer," Coburn said. "While Craig and his team are very aggressive litigating the merits of a case, they do so with a sense of style and professionalism that reflects very favorably upon their clients, while consistently achieving outstanding results. I am proud to be a part of this team and I look forward to furthering Procopio's outstanding reputation for efficiently and effectively delivering the highest level of professional service to our clients.”
Procopio’s Construction practice group represents all segments of the construction industry including owners, developers, public entities, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and financial institutions. The group’s attorneys provide guidance on legal issues that arise at all stages of public and private construction projects. They are active in projects throughout the United States, particularly in the American West, and partner with international legal organizations to represent clients around the world.
Procopio is an AmLaw 200 full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line. With more than 170 attorneys and offices in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Austin and Phoenix–we’re passionate about knowing your business and helping you grow and protect it for the long term. Procopio has the flexible infrastructure to support both small to mid-sized companies and large multinationals at every stage of the business life cycle. Our global reach across Asia and Latin America further expands our international partnerships and cross border capabilities. At Procopio, we are focused on what is important to you–providing smart, innovative and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner to help your business thrive. Learn more at Procopio.com.
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