Mr. Georgeson, a partner in the litigation department of the firm, practices primarily in construction law, commercial and complex litigation, and appellate law. He practices in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level, and also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. He is admitted to practice in all of the Nevada state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Georgeson is the chairman of the firm’s Construction Law Group. He represents primarily general contractors, but also owners, developers, subcontractors, suppliers, and trade associations, in all aspects of both private and public construction law. This includes the drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts and representing his clients in all types of construction disputes—bid disputes, defective construction claims, and payment disputes, including mechanic’s lien and bond claims—as well as licensing, construction labor law, and legislative lobbying on construction law issues. Mr. Georgeson regularly presents seminars on construction law topics, including mechanic’s liens, construction disputes, construction contracts, contract documents, design build, and construction labor law. He has also authored numerous articles on construction law, which have been published in various legal and trade publications. These articles include “Methods of Resolving Disputes,” “Your Code to the Codes,” “Unlicensed Contractors,” “Terminating a Contract,” “New Prompt Pay Laws,” “Liquidated Damages,” and “Mechanic’s Liens.”
Commercial & Complex Litigation
Mr. Georgeson has extensive experience handling all types of commercial litigation cases for clients ranging from small local firms to national and international publicly traded companies. His typical cases involve breach of contract, interference with contract, partnership and ownership disputes, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, fraud, conversion, and intellectual property claims. Mr. Georgeson also represents several Northern Nevada casinos and other property owners, defending those clients against premises liability claims such as negligence, negligent security, and negligent hiring and training.
Mr. Georgeson is licensed to appear before the Nevada Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has significant experience with writs of mandamus, appeals of administrative decisions, and appeals from state and federal trial courts. Mr. Georgeson is an appellate lawyer representative to the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit. In that position, he acts as a liaison between the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and federal appellate practitioners to assist the court with the administration of justice. Mr. Georgeson is also a member of the State Bar of Nevada’s appellate litigation section.