Global Business Law Firm Lovaas & Lehtinen, P.C. Pens Feature Article for North American South Asian Bar Association Newsletter

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Attorneys Aaron Lovaas, Kristan Lehtinen and Law Clerk Trevor Creel contributed a feature article to the NASABA (North American South Asian Bar Association) newsletter for the month of October 2009. NASABA provides a vital link between South Asian lawyers and the South Asian community across North America. It is the fastest growing organization of South Asian lawyers in the world and seeks to provide the South Asian business community in North America access to qualified legal professionals with the sophistication to propose creative business solutions.

Attorneys Aaron Lovaas, Kristan Lehtinen and Law Clerk Trevor Creel contributed a feature article to the NASABA (North American South Asian Bar Association) newsletter for the month of October 2009. NASABA provides a vital link between South Asian lawyers and the South Asian community across North America. It is the fastest growing organization of South Asian lawyers in the world and seeks to provide the South Asian business community in North America access to qualified legal professionals with the sophistication to propose creative business solutions.

The article, titled, “Indian Protectionism in the Global Market,” outlines various justifications for Indian economic protectionism, especially in the field of law. It proposed possible solutions to dissolve these incumbent barriers while offering insight regarding benefits that would stem from liberalization. With the onset of liberalization in other markets, the article is prefaced on the belief that India will eventually liberalize its legal sector leading to substantial economic growth. To read the article please visit http://www.nasaba.com/NewsEvents/nasabaNews.aspx.

Lovaas & Lehtinen, P.C.’s contribution to NASABA is showcases the firm’s continued commitment to the international business sector and to clients with business interests around the globe. The attorneys at Lovaas & Lehtinen, P.C. pride themselves on being well-informed on all international business matters and providing their clients with exceptional legal services cross-nationally.

Lovaas holds leadership positions in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, and is also a member of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee and Section of Litigation. Lovaas is also an active member of Las Vegas’ Sin City Chamber of Commerce as well as a number of other professional organizations, frequently contributing articles for publication to those organizations’ members.

Lehtinen is a member of both the International and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association including: Business and Corporate Litigation, Business Courts, Corporate Counseling and Litigation, International Litigation, and Partnerships and Alternative Business Entities; and also a member of the Clark County Bar and Sin City Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Lehtinen was recently unanimously voted to serve on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries Board of Advisors.

Creel is a native of Las Vegas and currently a law clerk at Lovaas & Lehtinen, P.C. He is enrolled as a student attorney at the Thomas and Mack Legal Clinic, has externed at the Eighth Judicial District Court (‘Family Division”) in Las Vegas and instructed the community on family law matters.

Lovaas & Lehtinen, P.C. focuses its local and international business practice on every aspect of commercial litigation and transactional matters. The firm is client-centered, providing large firm style expertise and skill with small firm responsiveness and service. Lovaas & Lehtinen, P.C. currently represents clients located in the United States, Italy, Russia, Australia, and Canada.

About Aaron D. Lovaas:
Aaron Lovaas is a Las Vegas native, having earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1992. Lovaas obtained his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law in 1995, followed by his Master’s in Business Administration from UNLV in 2002. Lovaas was admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Nevada in 1995 and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2000. Lovaas received his Diploma in Trial Advocacy Skills from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in 2002 and practices primarily in the areas of business related litigation, including representation of lenders, construction companies and contractors, and business owners.

About Kristan E. Lehtinen:
Kristan E. Lehtinen is a business law attorney and litigator with substantial experience representing local, national, and international clients, business owners and corporate executives across the business spectrum. Ms. Lehtinen was profiled in the 2009 Rising Stars edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the mountain states' top business litigators under 40. Lehtinen is an immigrant to the United States from Ontario, Canada, having earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Honors with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1995. Following receipt of her undergraduate degree, Ms. Lehtinen was employed in Seoul, South Korea as an English teacher, and traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia. Ms. Lehtinen obtained her Juris Doctorate, from California Western School of Law in 2001. Ms. Lehtinen was admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Nevada in 2002.

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