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Energy Law

Energy Law

If you are in the renewable energy business, or you are trying to use renewable energy to benefit your business, Marti can help you navigate the often confusing scheme of statutes, regulations and rules that govern energy law in Nevada.
Energy costs are a major factor for most businesses. If you want your voice heard when your energy costs are threatened to increase, Marti can help you assure that your perspective is effectively presented.

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Business Law

Business Law

Whether you are starting a new business, or protecting the business you already have established, Marti provides the advice, counsel and direction to assure that your goals and objectives are achieved by "doing it right" the first time rather than spending valuable time, effort, energy and money fixing problems later. Read more

Business Litigation

Business Litigation

Despite your best efforts, sometimes disputes arise in your business relationships. Although litigation is not preferable because it distracts from your most important focus – your business – occasionally, it is unavoidable. Marti can help you determine the best strategy to handle your business dispute efficiently and cost-effectively, whether it is trying to reach a compromise settlement, alternative dispute resolution or an aggressive "bet the company" court case.

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Law Office of Martha J Ashcraft

Marti practices business law, business litigation, and energy law. Marti spent 30+ years in some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in Nevada, 25 of those years as a partner. In the fall of 2008, when the depth of the country’s economic crisis became clear, Marti observed that businesses were more cost conscious and seeking greater value for the dollars spent on legal services. Marti knew that the time had come for a different approach to her law practice. Marti realized that she could provide the highest quality legal services at much more affordable rates by opening her own law practice. And thus, the Law Office of Martha J. Ashcraft was born.

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