Practice Areas

Litigation

John and Jennifer have handled a wide range of litigation matters. Combined, John and Jennifer have decades of experience in all types of breach of contract matters, partnership and corporate disputes among members or officers, fraud or deceptive trade practices, defamation, and employment matters. John and Jennifer have tried a variety of litigation matters, including commercial litigation and construction cases. Naylor & Braster have the experience and expertise to successfully represent their clients through trial and litigate to win.

Representative Cases:

Represented individual trustees of an airpark in lawsuit brought by a member. Successfully achieved summary judgement in the trustees’ favor and received an award of attorneys’ fees.

Represented a lighting equipment manufacturer in a trademark infringement lawsuit at both the district court and appellate court level. Achieved a successful settlement for the client.

Represented a developer on appeal before the 9th Circuit that involved an injunction against a home inspector for improper business practices.

Construction Law

Naylor & Braster can assist clients with negotiating construction contracts, advising and handling the claims process, and litigating or arbitrating disputes, regardless of size or complexity. John and Jennifer have significant experience in all aspects of construction law, with particular emphasis on representing owners and developers of high rise projects. John and Jennifer have experience litigating and negotiating contracts for high and low rise condominium complexes, apartment buildings, single family homes and housing developments, golf courses, high rise casino projects, commercial centers, and major tourist attractions in the Las Vegas area. Recently, John was qualified and testified as an expert on drafting construction contracts in the HOA fraud trial in Las Vegas.

Representative Cases:

Retained as an expert witness to review construction contracts and testify at trial in a United States District Court criminal trial.

Appellate Law

Naylor & Braster’s significant appellate experience allows them to advise clients on all types of appeals and other matters before the Nevada Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. John and Jennifer have handled a variety of appellate matters, including Lanham Act claims, protracted commercial disputes, attorney-client confidentiality issues, and veteran’s benefit claims. John recently argued a trademark infringement case before the Ninth Circuit.

Representative Cases:

Represented multiple veterans Pro Bono in a benefits claim against the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Successfully prosecuted the appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Consulting:

Regularly retained by insurance carriers for consulting on appellate issues.

Lending and Property Disputes

Naylor & Braster’s property law experiences range from landlord/tenant matters to homeowner association issues and neighbor disputes. John and Jennifer have represented personal guarantors in breach of contract matters, sellers in breach of promissory note cases, and defended homeowners and developers in loan disputes.

Representative Cases:

Represented a large regional bank in a lending dispute with a borrower. Obtained summary judgment on behalf of the client.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Naylor & Braster specialize in handling matters being handled through alternative dispute resolution procedures. Naylor & Braster can assist clients who claims are being handling through arbitration, whether administered by an arbitration association, the courts or an entirely private arbitration using procedures designed by the parties themselves.

John serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, specializing in construction matters.

Construction Defect

Naylor & Braster have significant experience with all aspects of prosecuting and defending construction defect claims under NRS Chapter 40.

Representative Cases:

Achieved summary judgement in favor of a developer in Chapter 40 construction defect case and received an award of attorney’s fees.

Animal Law

Jennifer is an avid animal lover. She provides her legal skills to clients who may otherwise not pursue an animal law matter due to the high cost of litigating such disputes. Many disputes, such as neighbor disputes over animals or animal abuse cases, are not pursued because the victim cannot afford the legal costs. Jennifer takes into consideration such constraints and can discuss alternative fee arrangements or handle such cases Pro Bono. Jennifer recently represented an owner seeking the release of her dog that was seized from Animal Control and successfully achieved the dog’s release.

Representative Cases:

Represented No Kill Las Vegas in its opposition to the animal services contract being awarded to The Animal Foundation. Approved contract was successfully modified.

Represented a local resident during an improper quarantine of a dog at the County shelter based on erroneous accusations. Dog was successfully released.

Pro Bono representation of local animal rescue group Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas on various legal issues related to the non-profit.