The 75-year-old law firm of Fabian and Clendenin, 215 S. State, has opened an office in Las Vegas, the first Salt Lake law firm to do so, according to George Melling, president.

To get around a requirement by Nevada authorities that law firms in that state contain the name of people operating the office, the name will be Kevin N. Anderson, in association with Fabian and Clendenin. Anderson is a resident partner and will be handling a variety of contract issues and construction litigation for Nevada Power Co. and its subsidiaries in additional other matters."We have been interested in expanding out client base for some time, and because of the rapid growth that Las Vegas is experiencing, we saw Las Vegas as a prime market," said Anderson. The office is located at 2835 S. Jones Blvd.