Top Attorney – Chaz Rainey
Las Vegas, NV WW/Press/August 12, 2015 –Chaz Rainey, Esq., Hamrick & Evans LLP, was selected for inclusion in the Top Attorneys of North America 2015-16 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
Before joining Hamrick & Evans LLP, Chaz Rainey was a managing member of The Rainey Legal Group, PLLC , a full-service commercial law firm. Chaz and his father, Charles, merged practices in 2008. His father’s private practice specialized in real estate, estate planning and business transactions. Chaz took the reigns after the merge and expanded its practice into new industries and new areas of law. Today the firm is a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional practice, with six offices and plans to open more offices throughout the United States and throughout the world. They represent businesses in the areas of business development, finance, corporate structuring, asset protection, commercial transactions, complex litigation and government affairs.
Mr. Rainey then joined Hamrick & Evans LLP, bringing with him an illustrious career. He has served as litigator (both trial and appellate work), negotiator, lobbyist and transactional attorney. Mr. Rainey advises clients in the film and television industry on matters related to copyright litigation, financing, production, new media technologies, rights of publicity, defamation, trade secrets, trademarks, unfair competition, corporate compliance, mergers & acquisitions, and other transactional issues. An internationally recognized attorney, licensed in the practice of law in California, Nevada, New York, Texas and the District of Columbia, Mr. Rainey is an accomplished litigator (both trial and appellate), negotiator, and advocate.
Mr. Rainey has served as lead counsel on over 200 cases in both state and federal court, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes, often involving allegations of fraud, cross-border disputes and choice of law. He has first-chaired more than a dozen jury and bench trials, argued before federal and state appellate courts (including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals), argued before arbitrators, and even negotiated the settlement of investment disputes with sovereign governments. Mr. Rainey’s current clients include Bill Nye the Science Guy, Taschen Publishers, the Estate of Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, That’s Hollywood, Inc.
He received his B.A. in English from the University of California where he graduated with this highest honors. He then went on to graduate Suma Cum Laude with his M.B.A. from the University of Nevada. He also received his J.D., Cum Laude from the University of Nevada. He also has an L.L.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Mr. Rainey has had an outstanding career which is shown by his many honors and awards. In 2014, he was recognized as Legal’s Finest in the Official Section of Corporate Finance and has received a 10 out of 10 Rating and the Client’s Choice Award from Avvo.com. He was the recipient of the Boyd Educational Grant for Outstanding Community Service and the Rodkey Scholarship. Some of the awards he has won include the CALI Award – International Law, CALI Award – Lawyering Process II, 2th Best Brief in Region – Nationals Moot Court, 5th Best Brief in Region – Jessup Int’l Moot Court, and 5th Place in Region – Jessup Int’l Moot Court (2006). He was also a Regional Semi-Finalist – Nationals Moot Court.
Mr. Rainey is admitted to practice in many jurisdictions including California Supreme Court, D.C. Court of Appeals, Nevada Supreme Court, New York Court of Appeals, Texas Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Furthermore, he is a Chairman, Member and former Vice Chair of the Nevada State Bar Publications Committee and a member of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada, Society of Cincinnati, New Jersey Chapter, International Association of Managing Partners, and Global Business Law Group.
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