Ellen serves as the Co-Managing Partner of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Managing Partner of the Las Vegas office. She is primarily responsible for the Corporate & Business Group in Nevada.
Ellen represents clients in a broad range of corporate and general business transactions. She and her team have served as Nevada counsel to public and privately-held companies, investment banks, private equity funds and venture capitalists in equity and debt offerings, financings, mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchases, restructurings, entity formations, operating, stockholders, joint venture agreements and other complex corporate transactions in both the gaming and non-gaming arena. Ellen also provides advice on corporate governance matters to boards of directors and special committees of public and private companies.
Representative clients include Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Pinnacle Entertainment, Fertitta Entertainment, Station Casinos, AutoZone, Reddy Ice Group, Landry’s Restaurants, Dole Food Company, Palms Resort & Casino, MGM Resorts, PaperlinX North America, General Dynamics, Apricus Biosciences, MusclePharm, Nestle Health Science, Echo Star Corporation, Sterling Construction, Thompson Creek Metals, and Centennial Asset Mining Fund.
Ellen's M&A experience includes work on various high profile transactions involving MidAmerican Energy/NV Energy, Southwest Airlines/Air Tran, General Dynamics/Force Protection, TPG-Leonard Green/Palms Resort, Tenet Healthcare/Community Health Systems, IBM Corporation/Tririga, Inc., Sierra Health/United Healthcare, Caesars Entertainment/Planet Hollywood, Ruffin Acquisitions/Treasure Island and Global Cash Access/Western Money Systems.
Nevada counsel to the agents and lenders of the revolving and term loan credit facilities, to the common security agent and to the representatives of the initial purchasers of the notes in connection with the financing of GTECH's acquisition of International Game Technology.
Served as corporate counsel to Wynn Las Vegas in connection with the termination of its credit facility, the related release of liens on its assets and internal corporate restructuring.
Served as Nevada counsel to DCS Business Services, Inc. and issued an opinion to the agents and lenders in connection with an amendment to the client's secured credit facility.
Served as Nevada corporate counsel to Aristocrat Leisure Limited and its Nevada subsidiaries as borrowers and/or as guarantors, under a new multicurrency credit facility and group guarantee.
Issued local Nevada counsel opinion on behalf of LTC Properties, Inc., as borrower, and certain of its Nevada subsidiaries, as guarantors, in connection with an amendment to an existing credit agreement to increase revolving credit commitments and permit future increases, among other amendments.