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Brian Pezzillo

About the Authors

Brian Pezzillo concentrates his practice on litigating, arbitrating and resolving claims arising from a variety of business, commercial and construction disputes.

He counsels clients on the drafting and negotiation of various commercial and construction contracts. Mr. Pezzillo has represented clients before various administrative agencies as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission, the Las Vegas Air Quality Commission, the Nevada State Contractor’s Board and the Nevada Commission on Ethics.

Mr. Pezzillo is a Founding Fellow of the Construction Lawyer’s Society of America. Mr. Pezzillo currently serves as a neutral with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) as well as a public arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He is currently listed as an arbitrator/mediator with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry’s Local Government Employee-Management Relations Board and the Better Business Bureau of Nevada. In addition, he is a hearing officer for the City of Henderson, Nevada. Mr. Pezzillo has also been appointed an arbitrator/mediator with the State Bar of Nevada’s Fee Dispute Committee and previously served as an arbitrator with the Court-annexed arbitration program in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada. He has served as a Justice Pro Tem for the Clark County Nevada Justice Court and a hearing officer for Clark County.

Mr. Pezzillo regularly lectures and presents on a variety of topics for various organizations related to construction law, including enforcement of payment remedies, mechanic’s liens, prompt pay act remedies as well as Miller Act and “Little Miller Act” claims.

Mr. Pezzillo received his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1996 and his B.B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1992. He has been named to Mountain States Super Lawyers and holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Pezzillo is admitted practice in the States of Nevada, North Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th and 11th Districts. He is also licensed to practice before the United States District Courts of Nevada and New Mexico.

Jennifer Lloyd

Jennifer Lloyd concentrates her practice in the areas of construction law, business law, contracts, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, franchise law and commercial litigation.

She has comprehensive experience in all facets of commercial litigation, from inception through trial and appeal, when necessary. She has represented clients in many different areas of the law, but has had a particular focus on claims involving the construction industry. Ms. Lloyd is regularly involved in the preparation and negotiation of contracts for clients arising out of various transactions, including: construction agreements, asset purchases, stock sales, employer/employee contracts and partner buyouts.

Ms. Lloyd received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law in 2005 and her B.A., cum laude, from Sonoma State University in 2002. She is licensed to practice in the State of Nevada and before the United States District Court for Nevada.

Marisa Maskas

Marisa Maskas is currently employed by Wesco Distribution as a contract management attorney. Ms. Maskas has concentrated her practice in civil litigation, including general commercial and business litigation and matters involving contract disputes and mechanic’s lien issues.

She received her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002, and her J. D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2006. While in law school, she was a judicial intern for the Hon. Samuel A. Joyner, U.S. District Court, N. District of Oklahoma. Ms. Maskas served as Articles Editor for the Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law. She also received a Certificate in Public Policy and Regulation. Ms. Maskas has also authored When Tenant Improvement Projects Fail: How To Protect Yourself From Liability As A Property Owner And How To Secure Payment As A Contractor (Nevada Lawyer, 2014)

Ms. Maskas is licensed to practice in the State of Nevada as well as before the United States District Court, Nevada.