Education

Duke University School of Law

J.D., 1997

Utah State University

B.S., 1994

Bar Admission

Nevada

Idaho

Eric D. Hone

Member

Overview

Mr. Hone is a member in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Entertainment, Sports & Media departments. He has extensive experience representing and counseling clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving shareholder and partnership disputes, contracts, corporate law, employment law, entertainment and sports law, franchise law, fraud, gaming, patent, copyright and trademark infringement, real estate, securities law, and unfair competition, among others.

Mr. Hone has unique experience handling complex business disputes that cross international borders having handled numerous matters involving foreign businesses, investors, owners and witnesses, and is well-versed in the myriad complexities that come with litigation involving foreign language matters, international discovery disputes and the interplay of local, federal and international procedural rules.  

Mr. Hone also has considerable construction law experience representing contractors, owners, design professionals, suppliers and material men in construction claims and disputes, bid protests, contract preparation, claims avoidance and claims preparation.

Mr. Hone’s experience includes representation of clients in pre-litigation dispute counseling; trial court, arbitration and appellate proceedings; bankruptcy litigation and state regulatory and license proceedings.

Prominent Assignments

Representation of large gaming company in shareholder dispute resulting in favorable resolution for the client, including dismissal of shareholder action.

Representation of large electronics manufacturer in matter resulting in the entry of a multi-million dollar order in favor of the client.

Representation of international sports promoter in contract and property rights claim resulting in favorable settlement for client.

Representation of international construction and mining company resulting in summary dismissal of multi-million dollar claims against the client.

Representation of large commercial and residential real estate developer in construction contract and warranty dispute resulting in multi-million dollar pre-trial settlement for client.

Representations of international combat sports promoters and professional athletes before the Nevada Athletic Commission related to various licensing, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings.

Representative Clients

  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
  • Zuffa, LLC d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Championship®
  • Obayashi Corporation
  • Top Rank, Inc.
  • Station Casinos
  • S3H, Inc.
  • Griffen Corporation (Adams Bros, Interiors of Nevada, Inc.)
  • Stratosphere Corporation
  • AWG Ambassador, LLC
  • Familian Development Company
  • Hofbrauhaus of America LLC
  • Lewis Group of Companies

Professional Involvement

  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association’s Litigation Section, Member
  • American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, Member
  • American Bar Association’s Construction Litigation Committee, Member

Community Involvement

  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce, IMPAC Political Action Committee
  • Three Square Food Bank, Strategic Planning Committee
  • Imprints Day School, a private non-sectarian pre-K through 6 institution, Former Board of Directors Member

Publications/Presentations

  • Co-Author, “Solvency Considerations in Settlement: A Sticky Subject,” Nevada Lawyer, July 2008
  • Co-Author, “Has the Death Knell Rung for Ladies’ Nights?,” Casino Enterprise Management, August 2009
  • Former Editorial Board Member, The Idaho Statesman
  • Co-Presenter, “Trial Skills; Direct Examinations,” Direct Examinations - Nevada's 1st Annual Trial Skills Institute, January 2016
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Acknowledgements

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2012 – 2016; Listed as Top 100 in Mountain States since 2013 
  • Nevada Business: Legal Elite
  • Vegas INC.: Top Lawyers
  • AV® Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®