Brigid M. Higgins: Lawyer with Gordon Silver

Brigid M. Higgins

Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.
Phone(702) 796-5555

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy
University University of Southern California, B.S., 1982; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.B.A., 1989
Law SchoolLoyola Law School, J.D., 1996
Admitted1996, Nevada


Clark County Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Nevada, Member

Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a nonprofit network promoting advocacy for abused children, Volunteer Court Appointed Advocate

Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society encouraging excellence in legal education, Former Member


Ms. Higgins joined the firm over 17 years ago and is a shareholder in the firm's Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department. Her practice is concentrated in the area of corporate restructuring and complex insolvencies with an emphasis on creditors' rights and bankruptcy litigation.

Ms. Higgins' has been integrally involved in all aspects of the firm's complex insolvency practice, including representing Nevada State Bank, 155 East Tropicana, LLC, d/b/a Hooters Hotel & Casino, PurchasePro.Com Liquidating Trust, Rialto Capital Management, USACM Liquidating Trust and California Bank & Trust.

Her ability to handle complex matters has earned her statewide and national recognition, including an AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell. Ms. Higgins is also listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the area of bankruptcy, creditors' rights and bankruptcy litigation, was named to the 2008 Nevada Super Lawyers list, and as a 2007 In Business Person of Influence. With her previous experience working in the banking industry, Ms. Higgins provides a unique perspective and financial insight to her clients.

Representative Experience

LV TV Partners - Represented secured creditor in confirming plan of reorganization which resulted in creditor taking ownership of television station which included issues related to FCC licensing and syndication agreements.

Represents unsecured creditor's committee in complex avoidance litigation, including self-settled trusts and ERISA issues.

Purchase - Represented liquidating trust in successfully pursuing numerous avoidance actions resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars for distribution to creditors.

Hooters Hotel & Casino - Represented the Company in its successful restructuring which resulted in the lender taking ownership of the property and payment in full of unsecured creditors.

Mega-C Power Corp. - Represented the Chapter 11 trustee in successfully recovering for shareholders the value of the intellectual property of the debtor wrongfully transferred to a third party.

USA Commercial Mortgage - In a Chapter 11 case, represented a committee of investors in notes and deeds of trust serviced by the debtor.

Represented many types of lenders and investors in judicial and non-judicial proceedings and bankruptcy cases, including issues related to cash collateral and relief from automatic stay, to resolve claims or repossess and dispose of collateral, including subdivisions, leasehold interests, specialty manufacturing equipment and facilities, heavy equipment, retail, commercial and residential real property and development rights.

Represented trustees in pursuing debtors in avoidance actions and discharge adversaries, and represented third parties in defending avoidance actions.

Represented large mining company in resolving challenge to a sale of mining equipment in bankruptcy.


AV Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014

Nevada Super Lawyer, 2008

In Business Person of Influence, 2007


Former Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles International Comparative Law Journal, 1994-1996

In the News

Thirty Gordon Silver Lawyers Selected As Super Lawyers For 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that 19 of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers. In addition, 11 of our lawyers have been selected as Rising Stars.

Posted on: Apr 11th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:

Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers 2013

Several attorneys from the Las Vegas office of Gordon Silver were recently recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers for the 2013 magazine's annual survey of lawyers.

Posted on: Jul 10th, 2013 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Super Lawyers Magazine, Mountain States, 2013

Twenty Gordon Silver Lawyers Named in 2013 Mountain States Super Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that 20 of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers.

Of note, four of our shareholders are in the Top 100 List: Gerald Gordon, Jeffrey Silver, Michael Feder and Eric Hone. Shareholder Erika Pike Turner is included on the Top 50 Women List.

Posted on: Jun 27th, 2013 Posted In: Press Releases Source: 2013 Mountain States Super Lawyers

The People: Super Lawyers

Several attorneys from the Las Vegas office of Gordon Silver were recently recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine's annual survey of lawyers.

Posted on: Aug 23rd, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: VEGAS INC.


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Office Information

Brigid M. Higgins

3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, 9th Floor
Las VegasNV 89169-5978


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