Business briefs: Carson City resident opens floral design shop

Carson City resident Lori Morris has opened Intimate Designs Floral, LLC. in the City Center complex next to Red Wing Shoes in Carson City.

Morris brings more than 28 years of decorating experience to her business which provides floral arrangements for all occasions. She offers same-day delivery.

Hours are Monday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The business is at 444 E. William St., Unit 14, and online at or on Facebook.

For more information, call 775-301-6351.

Cockerill and Towler join local law firm

Charles “Charlie” P. Cockerill and Thoran Towler, who offer expertise in labor and employment law, recently joined Allison MacKenzie Law Firm, 402 N. Division St.

The firm is expanding its labor and employment law area for both the public and private sector employers including: collective bargaining, federal mediation, grievance hearings and arbitration, wrongful termination, Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act, non-competitive agreements, wage claims and fair labor standards. In November, Cockerill was invited to become “of counsel” by the firm and act as lead in the expansion of the practice area.

With over 20 years of local practice exclusively in labor and employment law, Cockerill brings proficiency representing employers. He is an arbitrator for the Nevada District Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is a State of Nevada Hearings Officer for state employee discipline and discharge appeals. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, snowboarding and golfing.

Thoran Towler joined Allison MacKenzie Law Firm as an associate on Jan. 20. Towler served as general counsel for the Nevada Association of Realtors. From 2011 to 2014, he acted as State of Nevada Labor Commissioner appointed by the Director of the Department of Business and Industry. Towler brings expertise in the areas of wage and hour, labor and employment law, union issues, prevailing wage and public works. He was admitted to practice law in Nevada in 2006 after obtaining his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law.

Thoran is an active supporter of Donate Life, an organization dedicated to encouraging the registration of individuals for the donation of organs, eyes and tissues. He also enjoys spending time with his young son and taking advantage of outdoor activities Northern Nevada has to offer.

For more information, contact Allison MacKenzie Law Firm at 775-687-0202, or go to


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