Harry V. Peetris II Of Counsel

     

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Harry Peetris represents gaming entities, established businesses and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation. His practice focuses on commercial contracts, risk management, the defense of claims related to general liability, automobile liability, premises liability, personal injury and business litigation.

In addition, Harry has extensive experience representing design professionals and professionals in the financial services industry. He handles complex civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, professional negligence, professional board (architecture, engineering and contractor) complaints, general liability defense and all business-related civil litigation. Harry represents plaintiff and defendant parties in actions throughout Nevada and California.

Areas of Focus

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Harry has extensive experience resolving and litigating matters in alternative dispute resolution. Mediation is an important process where parties are still in control and averting the risks associated with litigation. In arbitrations, matters are resolved more expediently and privately with fact finders who are more likely to be familiar with the issues and nature of the disputes being presented. 

Complex Tort & General Casualty
Harry’s complex tort and general casualty work includes representing owners, developers, design professionals and contractors in mold contamination claims and catastrophic failure claims resulting in alleged delay damages, construction acceleration damages and personal injury. 

Construction
Harry’s construction defect work includes representing design professionals, developers and contractors in Nevada’s Chapter 40 pre-litigation process and in commercial disputes. He also acts in a risk management capacity in the negotiation of construction contracts, mitigation of ongoing construction challenges to identify solutions to avert litigation, and real-time response to contain and document catastrophic loss incidents. 

Architects & Engineers
Harry has 18 years of experience primarily focusing on A/E claims. He served as outside general counsel for a number of related companies and represented and litigated on behalf of the prime architect and design team on noted Las Vegas entertainment establishments. He also has represented the owner/developers on well-known high-end venues, negotiating with design teams to resolve significant construction issues. In addition, Harry was the rapid response person when a major tower/venue lost power for a week, and based on evidence he developed achieved dismissal of a major construction concern on behalf of the architect and the consulting engineer. Harry also litigated construction defect claims for architects and engineers on thousands of homes. His superior risk management and early intervention saved numerous design professional clients being named in suits, greatly reducing exposure.

Hospitality
Harry has extensive experience representing gaming companies in construction disputes, general liability matters and early-claim risk management. The risk management of hotel and casino construction projects is specialized given the scale, amenities and uniqueness of each project. Damages and losses to a hospitality business as a result of construction delays are complex. Harry has successfully litigated matters for gaming companies, addressing project delay, acceleration damages, insurance coverage, general liability matters, evidence preservation and loss of income claims.