- Licensed in Nevada -
Devon T. Reese primarily practices in the area of civil litigation. Devon has significant experience litigating and guiding clients through complex matters involving commercial disputes, employment harassment claims, discrimination and wrongful discharge disputes, business disputes and family law matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.
Devon is proud to represent labor unions on the entire range of labor law matters before federal and state courts, arbitrators, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Devon has a long history of successfully representing labor unions in a broad range of claims on behalf of the union's members through grievance arbitration and litigation as well as resolving union institutional interests in cases involving dues collection, internal disputes, labor contracts, and representation proceedings.
Devon also served as the Vice President and General Counsel for a large, regional builder-developer. He was also the former managing attorney of the Reno law firm, Curiale Dellaverson Hirshfeld & Kraemer, where he focused on products liability, wrongful death, and professional claims defense litigation.
Devon graduated in 1996 from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his law degree in 2000 from the University of Kansas School of Law. Devon is admitted to practice in the state courts of Nevada and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, the District of Nevada, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He was privileged to clerk for the Honorable Justice Cliff Young at the Nevada Supreme Court. Devon is also a member of the Washoe County Bar Association.
Devon was born and raised in the Reno, Nevada area. He is an avid outdoorsman, enjoys competitive tennis, and the arts. Devon is also the proud father of three. He enjoys volunteering his time with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission, and also the United States Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots program.
- Licensed in Nevada, California, Illinois -
Susanna Truax Kintz practices in the areas of business law, estate planning, trust administration, probate, and asset protection. Susanna is licensed in Nevada, California, and Illinois.
Susanna represents businesses relocating to or organizing in the state of California and Nevada, including assisting clients with shareholder, partnership and LLC operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, investor and owner-financed lines of credit and other secured transactions, contracts, and non-disclosure agreements.
Susanna assists both business clients and individuals with all their estate planning needs, including estate and gift tax mitigation, business succession, charitable gifting, special needs planning, trust administration, probate, and trust litigation.
Susanna’s asset protection practice combines her business law and estate planning practice with her knowledge of fraudulent transfer, bankruptcy and family law, which enables Susanna to devise creative strategies to achieve meaningful creditor protection. Susanna also assists clients in prosecuting and defending fraudulent transfer claims.
Susanna graduated from the University of Southern California with a dual degree in mathematics and economics. Susanna earned a JD degree from Chicago Kent College of Law with honors, where she was a member of the law review. Susanna worked for Vedder Price in Chicago, in the corporate and securities law practice area. Susanna earned an LLM in International Taxation from Thomas Jefferson School of Law with highest honors, focusing in the area of asset protection, international transactions and international estate planning.
Susanna moved to Nevada in 2010 to pursue her asset protection practice under the favorable tax, trust, and business laws of Nevada. Susanna enjoys the Lake Tahoe life style and is an avid skier, hiker, volleyball player, and mountain bike rider. Susanna is the mother of four grown children.
- Licensed in Nevada -
D. Geno Menchetti is of Counsel. He represents a number of gaming clients throughout the United States and South America. He has an emphasis in real estate and business law. Having been a former Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada, he also takes an occasional criminal case.
After serving in the Air Force, Geno went to McGeorge School of Law where he graduated with a J.D. in 1974. At that time, he moved to Incline Village, and has lived here ever since. He considers it to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, rivaled, in his opinion, only by Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where he also has a home.
Active in community affairs, Geno has served on the Board of Directors and has been President of the Incline Village - Crystal Bay Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the Board of Directors and has been the Chairman of the Incline Village - Crystal Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau. He was the charter member and served as President of both the Incline Village Rotary Club and the Tahoe-Incline Rotary Club. Geno can be found every 4th of July for the past 30 years at the Optimist picnic at Incline Beach. Geno also has served as a member of and Chairman of the lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and now holds title of Chairman Emeritus for that very successful event held every year at Sand Harbor in July and August. Finally, Geno has a love for German Shepherd Dogs and serves on the Board of Directors of the Pet Network Humane Society.
- Licensed in California and Oregon -
Before joining Reese Kintz, Christine Stearns practiced for seven years in the San Francisco Bay Area where she focused primarily on family law matters, including on high asset financial and real property disputes. Most recently she was a family law attorney with a Peninsula firm where she handled prenuptial agreements, paternity actions, and all aspects of divorce, including support issues (both spousal support and child support), child custody cases and division of property issues
Ms. Stearns' training in family law began during law school, when, from 2003 to 2005, Christine served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Herbert Barall in the Connecticut Family Court, interned in the family law division of Greater Hartford Legal Aid, and worked for a small Hartford Connecticut firm specializing in family law.
Ms. Stearns received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of California at Davis; and later, in 2006, was awarded a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is a member of both the California Bar and the Oregon Bar. Most recently, she passed the California Family Law Specialists’ exam.
For Christine, the practice of family law has been much more than a 'day job'. For several years, she actively served as a volunteer with the San Francisco Bar's Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) where she assisted low-income clients with family law matters. She was awarded the Association’s “Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award” in both 2011 & 2012. Prior to her family’s move to the Lake Tahoe area, she also served as a regular volunteer arbitrator for the Housing and Homeless Division of the San Francisco Human Services Agency.