Time & Location
Jun 25, 2022, 2:00 PM PDT
Las Vegas, 2575 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
About the Event
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What: The Legal Battle for Short-Term Rentals (STRs) Panel Discussion: A Battle for Private Property Rights vs Local Government Overreach
When: Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 2PM
Mariposa Cocina & Cocktails
2575 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Join us for a legal discussion on short-term rentals. Our panelists will include individuals, groups, and legal experts at the forefront of this battle currently playing out across the United States, including here in Nevada, between private property owners and city/state government officials.
- Daniel Woislaw, Pacific Legal Foundation
Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans’ liberties when threatened by government overreach and abuse. The Foundation has represented cases related to short-term renting.
Daniel is an attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation where he represents clients pro bono to fight government overreach and set court precedents favorable to property rights, privacy, and individual liberty.
Previously, as a public defender, Daniel gained argued many constitutional questions surrounding Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights in trial courts in southern Virginia. Before that, he worked as a legal aid attorney under a grant from the Department of Justice to represent elderly victims of crime and abuse. Daniel is amagna cum laude graduate of The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University where he served as the senior research editor for the Civil Rights Law Journal.
- Chance Weldon, Director of Texas Public Policy Foundation
The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan research institute. The Foundation’s mission is to promote and defend liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise in Texas and the nation by educating and affecting policymakers and the Texas public policy debate with academically sound research and outreach.
Chane Weldon has been successfully defending short-term rental cases and was even able to get the Texas Supreme Court to declared that renting a single-family residence on a short-term basis is not commercial-use of the property. In November 2019, TPPF was able to get the the Third Court of Appeals to declare the City of Austin’s Short-Term Rental Ordinance unconstitutional. “The Court of Appeals’ decision confirms that individuals do not surrender fundamental constitutional rights simply by renting a home for less than thirty days. That’s not only a victory for our clients, but for renters and property owners across the state.” said Chance Weldon.
- Bob Sweetin, Davison Van Cleve
Bob has practiced law in some form or another for every branch of government, at each level of government, giving him a big-picture view and real-life experience in how governmental entities interact with one another and regulated industries. Bob was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bob was granted a clerkship at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California where he did research and writing work for major crimes including drug trafficking, interstate human trafficking and terrorism. Bob was then granted a position as a misdemeanor prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, prosecuting dozens of cases to verdict in front of both judges and juries.
Bob has also worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Gloria J. Sturman, Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada. He then joined the criminal appeals team at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada, briefing cases before the Nevada Supreme Court. In 2015 Bob was appointed by the Mesquite City Council as the City Attorney for Mesquite, Nevada, the youngest City Attorney in the State.
- Wiz Rouzard, NV Director of Americans for Prosperity (AFP)
AFP believes in unlocking Americans' full potential with regulatory reform. They believe that too often, regulatory roadblocks keep Americans from reaching their full potential and that decades of unchecked regulatory accumulation have made government unresponsive to people’s needs but that smart regulatory reform can create an economy that works for all.
AFP is focused on big-picture efforts to restore accountability to administrative codes and improve regulatory outcomes by seeking to reform overly burdensome regulatory processes at the state and federal levels that too often stifle innovation without delivering benefits or protections from harm.
Wiz Rouzard and AFP have been supporting and advocating on behalf of short-term rentals in Las Vegas for years, going back to the City of Las Vegas, which was the first municipality that started issuing licenses to hosts in Nevada. Today, Wiz continues to bring and provide his organization's resources to help the host community at the local and state level in our efforts to protect homeowners' private property rights and fight back aggressive regulations that take away economic oppotunities for hosts.
- Joseph C. Reynolds, Hutchison & Steffen Law
Hutchison & Steffen is a top-rated, high-profile, prestigious law firm. Attorneys at this firm have held high-ranking positions in some of Nevada’s most important governmental agencies and commissions, served on the State’s highest court, and have been appointed to committees that have helped shape the law in Nevada.
Joseph Reynolds was just recently hired by the firm and has been assigned, along with attorneys Alex Velto and Ariel Johnson, to represent our Association, the Greater Las Vegas STR Association in our upcoming legal challenge to the STR laws here in Nevada. Reynolds formerly served as Governor Sandoval’s general counsel and deputy chief counsel and was formerly the chief deputy attorney general for the Bureau of Litigation of the Nevada Attorney General’s office under former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.
The Firm's attorneys have experience in property rights and Takings Clause matters, Commerce Clause litigation, and Equal Protection and Due Process Clause cases. The Firm represents individuals, corporations, states, and government officials in legal challenges to and defense of federal and state legislation and pursues legal claims involving governmental misconduct.