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WWHGD Handling $4 Billion Vegas Construction Project

The Las Vegas Strip is getting a $4 billion facelift and Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC, is helping to make it happen. The law firm has been selected by Boyd Gaming Corporation to handle all construction contracts, and any ensuing disputes, as the hospitality giant develops a mixed-use resort on the 63-acre site now occupied by the once legendary Stardust Resort & Casino. It will be demolished in 2007.

With a scheduled opening in early 2010, the new resort, Echelon Place, will include 5,300 hotel rooms, one million square feet of meeting and convention space, 350,000 square feet of retail stores and a 140,000 square foot casino. Echelon Place is regarded as the second most expensive single hospitality industry development ever undertaken after the MGM Mirage's $6 billion CityCenter project.

Boyd Gaming brought in WWHGD early to negotiate the day-to-day project needs with the goal of avoiding formal disputes and limiting liability and claims. David Larson, managing partner of WWHGD’s Vegas office, and Lee Roberts are leading the firm’s team of lawyers.

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