Fennemore Craig, P.C.
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  • 12.5
    Inches of rain per year in Arizona.
  • 70 percent
    Of the water used to produce power in Arizona is effluent.
  • 2.7M
    The number of people affected by abnormal dryness or drought in Nevada.
  • 250
    Gallons per day. The amount of water the average Coloradan uses.

Water Law

Water in the West

Disputes over water in the Inter-Mountain region is the stuff of movies and novels. In Arizona, Nevada and Colorado it remains a real and critical commodity for economic growth and our quality of life.

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  • 23%
    The State of Colorado’s apportionment of water from the Colorado River.
  • less than 15000
    Water right claims to Arizona’s scarce water supplies have been asserted by the Federal Government.
  • 43%
    Of Arizona’s water needs are supplied by groundwater resources.
  • 3
    Sets of contested water right claims, out of nearly 100,000, have proceeded through trial in the 43 year history of Arizona’s general stream adjudications.

Under Pressure

Water Adjudication and Planning

Federal, state and local governments regulate entitlement to and use of water, and competition for this precious resource generates controversies for business and industry, an area where experienced and able legal guidance is key.

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  • 59 ers
    Name given to participants in the Pike's Peak Gold Rush from 1858 to 1861
  • 1917
    Arizona's first open pit copper mine opened at Ajo
  • 1858
    Jacob Sniveley leads prospectors to a placer deposit on the Gila River, leading to Arizona’s first gold rush
  • 4700 troy
    Total gold production recorded from Nevada from 1835 to 2008 totals 152,000,000 troy ounces (4,700 t), worth over US $228 billion at 2011 prices

Smart History

Mining Yesterday

Fennemore Craig has 130 years of experience representing clients in minerals development.

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  • 60 percent
    U.S. Copper Production is from Arizona Mines
  • 2
    Attorneys listed in the "Who's Who Legal for Mining, 2016"
  • 41200
    The number of natural resources and mining employees in Nevada in 2017.
  • 15.2
    Tons of coal from Colorado mines in 2017.

Law of Mining

Mining Today

A full business law firm with nearly 200 attorneys, we assist and advise clients on all aspects of mineral development. Our work for clients encompasses projects throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and South America, the Pacific Rim, the Republic of South Africa and elsewhere around the world.

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  • first street
    Reno’s “Startup Row” houses local start ups
  • 300,000
    Awarded by annual Venture Madness start up competition. Fennemore Craig lawyers mentor competitors each year.
  • $2 million
    Firm client Dragonfly Energy Corp., a Reno-based lithium-ion battery technology startup, closed a Series A equity financing with China-based Dynavolt Renewable Power Technology Co., Ltd. The new financing will be used to widen its product offerings and accelerate research and development.

Active History

A History of Innovation

As legal professionals, we recognize and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation, and are committed to providing efficient, straightforward and business-oriented solutions that facilitate success and avoid pitfalls while recognizing that early capital is precious and expensive.

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  • SB 1005
    New Arizona legislation encourages venture capital by removing unnecessary regulatory barriers.
  • 205
    Companies in Arizona that are primarily software companies.
  • 2017
    Denver rated as one of the best cities for start-ups. Startups attracted more than $882 million in venture capital
  • 108.4
    Nevada has 108.4 startups per 1,000 employer businesses.

guides innovation

Accelerates Ventures

The Fennemore Craig Venture Accelerator Program focuses on start-ups by providing access to legal services, as well as helping to launch their enterprises.

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  • 42
    Fennemore Craig attorneys in the Real Estate Practice Group
  • 95837
    Homes sold in the Phoenix Metro area in 2017.
  • 300
    Active subdivisions in Las Vegas. NV. News homes are now 25% of the market.

Living Local

Developing the Mountain West

Our Real Estate Practice is one of the largest in the Mountain West and encompasses all aspects of real estate, from acquisition and finance, through development, leasing and sale.

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  • 475 plus
    In 2015, Fennemore Craig attorneys negotiated over 475 clinical leases and subleases across the U.S. for a national healthcare provider
  • 300 plus
    Representative matters related to gaming and entertainment development
  • 50 percent
    The amount of land owned by the Federal Government in the Western U.S.

Recent History

Building the Future

Fennemore Craig’s Real Estate Practice experience spans numerous industries and types of transactions, ranging from complex national and international multi-level credit arrangements to small business and personal loans in both the real estate and commercial finance industries.

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  • 5.1 million
    Licensed drivers in the state of Arizona.
  • 140000
    Miles of railway in the U.S.
  • 500
    Mile range, the range of the new electric big rig Tesla Semi.

Taking to the Road

Helping Our Roadways

The firm’s attorneys have diverse legal knowledge and experience in the areas of federal and state regulation and contracting.

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  • 2002

    Ann Morgan began representing the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority as their General Counsel.

  • 137.3 Million
    Pounds of cargo handled by the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in 2017.
  • 3.68 million
    Total passengers in 2017 through the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority.
  • member
    Of the Airports Council International Legal Steering Committee.

Taking Off

Flight Path

Fennemore Craig's extensive knowledge of the relationship between Airport Authority, TSA, airlines, concessionaires and contractors together with our knowledge of the interplay between federal and state laws and regulations.

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  • 42000
    Workers in Nevada employed in the manufacturing sector.
  • 1000
    Jobs in the printing and publishing and metals fabrication industry in Nevada.
  • 13000
    Jobs attributed to Reno and Sparks in the Northern Region of Nevada.

Industrial Power

How We Can Help

Manufacturing is the backbone of Nevada's economy, employing more than 56,000 workers at over 1,800 companies.

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  • 18.5

    In manufactured goods exports in 2016.

  • 88 percent
    Of all exporters in Arizona were small businesses.
  • 5.9 percent
    Of the Arizona workforce is employed in manufacturing.
  • 47 percent
    Of Arizona's agricultural production is in livestock.

New Technology

Exporting in Arizona

Manufacturing helps drive Arizona's economy by creating jobs and bolstering an already strong economy. Computer and electronic equipment and components are Arizona's most important manufactured goods.

More

Water in the West

Disputes over water in the Inter-Mountain region is the stuff of movies and novels. In Arizona, Nevada and Colorado it remains a real and critical commodity for economic growth and our quality of life.

  • Inches of rain per year in Arizona.
  • Of the water used to produce power in Arizona is effluent.
  • The number of people affected by abnormal dryness or drought in Nevada.
  • Gallons per day. The amount of water the average Coloradan uses.

Water Adjudication and Planning

Federal, state and local governments regulate entitlement to and use of water, and competition for this precious resource generates controversies for business and industry, an area where experienced and able legal guidance is key.

  • The State of Colorado’s apportionment of water from the Colorado River.
  • Water right claims to Arizona’s scarce water supplies have been asserted by the Federal Government.
  • Of Arizona’s water needs are supplied by groundwater resources.
  • Sets of contested water right claims, out of nearly 100,000, have proceeded through trial in the 43 year history of Arizona’s general stream adjudications.

Mining Yesterday

Fennemore Craig has 130 years of experience representing clients in minerals development.

  • Name given to participants in the Pike's Peak Gold Rush from 1858 to 1861
  • Arizona's first open pit copper mine opened at Ajo
  • Jacob Sniveley leads prospectors to a placer deposit on the Gila River, leading to Arizona’s first gold rush
  • Total gold production recorded from Nevada from 1835 to 2008 totals 152,000,000 troy ounces (4,700 t), worth over US $228 billion at 2011 prices

Mining Today

A full business law firm with nearly 200 attorneys, we assist and advise clients on all aspects of mineral development. Our work for clients encompasses projects throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and South America, the Pacific Rim, the Republic of South Africa and elsewhere around the world.

  • U.S. Copper Production is from Arizona Mines
  • Attorneys listed in the "Who's Who Legal for Mining, 2016"
  • The number of natural resources and mining employees in Nevada in 2017.
  • Tons of coal from Colorado mines in 2017.

A History of Innovation

As legal professionals, we recognize and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation, and are committed to providing efficient, straightforward and business-oriented solutions that facilitate success and avoid pitfalls while recognizing that early capital is precious and expensive.

  • Reno’s “Startup Row” houses local start ups
  • Awarded by annual Venture Madness start up competition. Fennemore Craig lawyers mentor competitors each year.
  • Firm client Dragonfly Energy Corp., a Reno-based lithium-ion battery technology startup, closed a Series A equity financing with China-based Dynavolt Renewable Power Technology Co., Ltd. The new financing will be used to widen its product offerings and accelerate research and development.

Accelerates Ventures

The Fennemore Craig Venture Accelerator Program focuses on start-ups by providing access to legal services, as well as helping to launch their enterprises.

  • New Arizona legislation encourages venture capital by removing unnecessary regulatory barriers.
  • Companies in Arizona that are primarily software companies.
  • Denver rated as one of the best cities for start-ups. Startups attracted more than $882 million in venture capital
  • Nevada has 108.4 startups per 1,000 employer businesses.

Developing the Mountain West

Our Real Estate Practice is one of the largest in the Mountain West and encompasses all aspects of real estate, from acquisition and finance, through development, leasing and sale.

  • Fennemore Craig attorneys in the Real Estate Practice Group
  • Homes sold in the Phoenix Metro area in 2017.
  • Active subdivisions in Las Vegas. NV. News homes are now 25% of the market.

Building the Future

Fennemore Craig’s Real Estate Practice experience spans numerous industries and types of transactions, ranging from complex national and international multi-level credit arrangements to small business and personal loans in both the real estate and commercial finance industries.

  • In 2015, Fennemore Craig attorneys negotiated over 475 clinical leases and subleases across the U.S. for a national healthcare provider
  • Representative matters related to gaming and entertainment development
  • The amount of land owned by the Federal Government in the Western U.S.

Helping Our Roadways

The firm’s attorneys have diverse legal knowledge and experience in the areas of federal and state regulation and contracting.

  • Licensed drivers in the state of Arizona.
  • Miles of railway in the U.S.
  • Mile range, the range of the new electric big rig Tesla Semi.

Flight Path

Fennemore Craig's extensive knowledge of the relationship between Airport Authority, TSA, airlines, concessionaires and contractors together with our knowledge of the interplay between federal and state laws and regulations.

  • Ann Morgan began representing the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority as their General Counsel.

  • Pounds of cargo handled by the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in 2017.
  • Total passengers in 2017 through the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority.
  • Of the Airports Council International Legal Steering Committee.

How We Can Help

Manufacturing is the backbone of Nevada's economy, employing more than 56,000 workers at over 1,800 companies.

  • Workers in Nevada employed in the manufacturing sector.
  • Jobs in the printing and publishing and metals fabrication industry in Nevada.
  • Jobs attributed to Reno and Sparks in the Northern Region of Nevada.

Exporting in Arizona

Manufacturing helps drive Arizona's economy by creating jobs and bolstering an already strong economy. Computer and electronic equipment and components are Arizona's most important manufactured goods.

  • In manufactured goods exports in 2016.

  • Of all exporters in Arizona were small businesses.
  • Of the Arizona workforce is employed in manufacturing.
  • Of Arizona's agricultural production is in livestock.
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A TRADITION
OF INNOVATION

A law firm in tune with the business engine, Fennemore Craig has helped the West’s entrepreneurs as well as its largest businesses for more than 130 years.

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