Ellen Schulhofer


Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
100 North City Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada

Tel: 702.464.7059

Email: eschulhofer@bhfs.com
Web: www.bhfs.com

30 years of experience in corporate and business law in Nevada. Facilitates billions of dollars in transactions on an annual basis. Las Vegas office managing partner.

Ellen Schulhofer serves as corporate counsel to public and private companies in Nevada. Handling a broad range of transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and secured and unsecured financings, as well as advising on matters of corporate governance, she is one of Nevada’s top corporate attorneys. Ellen’s deep understanding of Nevada corporate, LLC and other business statutes comes from her involvement in drafting them over the last 25 years as a member (and former vice-chair) of the executive committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada.

A significant portion of Ellen’s corporate work is on behalf of the highly-regulated gaming industry. She draws on her three decades of experience to offer counsel regarding the unique challenges facing companies engaged in transactions in the gaming industry.

As a former co-managing partner of Brownstein and the current office managing partner of Brownstein’s Las Vegas office, Ellen brings leadership and strategic counseling know-how to her daily practice. This coupled with her calm and pragmatic approach is invaluable to both her colleagues and clients. A relationship-builder, Ellen is often the first call a client makes when an issue arises. Ellen’s relationships extend into the community where she plays a pivotal role in shaping the Las Vegas community, serving as a valued board member for several high-profile nonprofit and civic organizations.

Assist clients with complex acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures as lead and specialized Nevada corporate counsel, with particular expertise in distinct issues arising under gaming laws and regulations
  • Nevada corporate counsel to global hotel and casino company Caesars Entertainment Corporation in its $17.3 billion acquisition by Eldorado Resorts, Inc.

  • Nevada corporate and gaming counsel to Apollo Global Management and its affiliates in its $2.25 billion acquisition of the operating company of The Venetian Resort and Sands Expo and Convention Center from Las Vegas Sands Corporation.

  • U.S. counsel to AutoZone, Inc., the largest retailer of aftermarket auto parts and accessories in the U.S., in connection with an internal cross-border restructuring and Nevada counsel in connection with a $600 million senior notes offering.

  • Counsel to Betworks Corporation, a sports betting platform provider, in connection with its acquisition by Bally’s Corporation, a leading provider of land-based gaming and interactive entertainment, in a merger transaction valued at more than $125 million.

A strategic legal partner for today’s corporate entities, Brownstein’s Business & Corporate Advisory Group offers all the service of an in-house counsel with all the flexibility of an outside law firm. Acting as general counsel, we bring deep business experience representing companies in all stages of development to our clients, often managing all of their ongoing legal needs. If required, we can provide dedicated, round-the-clock support, including placing attorneys within a client’s organization.

Our business and corporate attorneys work with corporations, partnerships and LLCs on a full range of legal issues—acquisition opportunities, asset dispositions, public and private financing, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, federal policy compliance, securities law compliance, intellectual property issues, antitrust matters, private equity deals, employment law and tax concerns.

Whether your organization is an established business or a startup, we offer both strategic and operational legal guidance. For established organizations, we identify growth strategies, investigate methods for increasing shareholder value and complete capital market offerings. For new ventures, we help design corporate structures, raise capital, develop merger opportunities and define exit strategies. For maturing companies, we consult on succession planning, sale of the company, strategic mergers and management buyouts.

When necessary, we tap the resources of the firm’s Litigation Department to represent clients in civil court and in front of regulatory agencies, as well as extensive legal resources in real estate, municipal finance, legislation and environmental law.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is a unique law firm. Walk into any of our offices and you’ll immediately recognize a different type of energy. Complacency doesn’t have a place here. Flexibility and inspiration do. Our culture and enthusiasm allow our attorneys, policy consultants and legal staff to stay ahead of our clients’ needs and provide them with the resources they require to meet their business objectives.

It’s a contagious energy here. We attract the top professionals from around the country because few places provide better opportunities to work at such a high level on such meaningful projects. The attorneys, policy consultants and staff here consistently find themselves ranked among the nation’s best and brightest. In law. In politics. And in business. We pass on those skills—and our contagious energy—to our clients, applying all our multi-disciplinary resources to their success.

You’ll see us involved in some of the biggest cases and most significant deals around the country, as well as the most important legislation affecting business in America. But you’ll also see us deeply committed to the communities in which we practice. We donate both our energy and our financial commitment to much-needed charitable causes, pro bono legal cases, community organizations and industry associations. Bettering our world from the inside out—it’s the very core of who we are.

When the stakes are high and conventional solutions are not enough. When your reputation, business or industry is on the line. Our deep experience, multi-disciplinary approach and political connections deliver results. Because today, successful outcomes require more than just practicing law.

“Ellen Schulhofer is considered an “exceptionally good corporate transactional lawyer.” She demonstrates strength handling financing and structuring issues, M&A and intellectual property matters. An interviewee notes that “she’s very diligent, very bright, very strategic and very thoughtful in her approach.”
Chambers & Partners