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Robert Cassity

Partner

9555 Hillwood Drive, 2nd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Bob Cassity effectively and efficiently guides his business clients through resolution of commercial disputes through litigation.

He regularly handles cases involving a wide range of business torts.

Complex Litigation: In particular, Bob focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, bank litigation, and CMBS special servicer representation.

A Wide Range of Clients and Industries: Bob’s clients in Nevada and elsewhere include banks and other financial institutions, hotel/casinos, entertainers, technology firms, land developers, commercial firms, CMBS special servicers, and business owners (including directors and officers) in a wide range of industries.

Experience

Bank Litigation and CMBS Special Servicer Representation

Bob regularly represents banks, financial institutions and CMBS special servicers in matters concerning:

  • Commercial loan disputes
  • Lender liability lawsuits
  • Leasing disputes
  • Receivership appointments
Complex Commercial Litigation

Bob handles commercial litigation cases involving:

  • Business torts, including claims for:
    • Fraud 
    • Negligent misrepresentation 
    • Breach of fiduciary duty 
    • Conversion 
    • Interference with contractual relations 
    • Fraudulent transfer
    • Defamation
    • Partnership disputes 
    • Trade secret misappropriation 
    • Unfair competition claims 
    • A wide range of contractual disputes
Securities Litigation

Bob represents corporations and their directors and officers in all aspects of securities litigation, including:

  • Shareholder derivative suits
  • Shareholder class actions
  • Representation of special litigation committees

Client Results

Bank Litigation and CMBS Special Servicer Representation
  • Obtained judgment on the pleadings in favor of large national bank against $1 million negligence claim.

  • Obtained $1.8 million judgment in favor of a national bank in a contested deficiency action.

  • Successfully defended a large national bank in obtaining summary judgment on all claims in a case involving the processing of over $400,000 in forged commercial checks.

  • Obtained dozens of receivership appointments for banks and CMBS special servicers regarding multimillion dollar commercial real property assets.

Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Represented large casino operator and its subsidiary involving former executive’s claims of breach of contract and wrongful termination.

  • Represented a prominent local entertainer in contract dispute against partners in a business venture formed to establish and operate a museum and attractions on the grounds of his estate.

  • Represented prominent sports and entertainment company in breach of contract claims against a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment relating to a 51-episode anime series. The jury trial lasted nearly three weeks, and we obtained a favorable settlement just before the jury verdict.

  • Obtained a $1 million judgment plus $3 million in punitive damages on behalf of a client who had been defrauded in connection with the purchase of a private jet aircraft.

  • Successfully represented prominent local entertainer against claims of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent infliction of emotional distress in a lawsuit brought by a former employee.

  • Represented operator of casino venues in litigation involving breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims and double-derivative claims by investors.

  • Represented Australian child care center operator pursuing fraud and breach of contract claims against business partners regarding development of child care centers.

Securities Litigation
  • Represented directors of public company challenging reverse merger transaction and alleging breaches of fiduciary duty.

  • Successfully represented a special litigation committee of a public corporation regarding claims asserted by a derivative plaintiff. The special litigation committee recommended dismissal of the derivative litigation and, upon its motion, the district court dismissed all claims.

  • Represented officers and directors of telecommunication company defending against various securities fraud claims.

  • Represented a special litigation committee of public gaming manufacturing company regarding claims against officers and directors for breach of fiduciary duty, mismanagement, and waste.

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2012-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2016-2019

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada, Member, 2006-present 
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member, 2006-present 
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member, 2005-present 
  • Utah State Bar, Member, 2005-present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Member, 2005-present
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