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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Boyd Alumna Melissa Waite '07 Named Partner at Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little

Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little on Jan. 10 announced that Boyd alumna Melissa L. Waite '07 has become a partner at the firm.

Waite will continue to practice in the areas of Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Finance, Commercial Transactions, Business Formation, Gaming Law and Privilege Licensing. She will also be accepting Medical Marijuana Establishment Licensing cases for the firm.

In addition, Martindale-Hubble® now recognizes Waite as AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Corporate Law, Administrative Law and Business Law, the highest such rating available to any individual attorney. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary. Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of one to five (with five being the highest). These areas are: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.

In 2003, Waite graduated with magna cum laude honors from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and minor in Economics. In 2007, she received a Master of Business Administration degree from the UNLV College of Business and a Juris Doctorate degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, graduating with cum laude honors.

Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little includes practice areas in Civil and Business Litigation, Banking, Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Transactions, Trusts, Wills, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate Transactions, Construction Law, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, and Gaming. The firm was established in 1974 and has offices in Las Vegas and Boulder City.