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.
AV Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Las Vegas, 2015
Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014
Nevada Super Lawyer, 2008
In Business Person of Influence, 2007
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 Pro.com - 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.
Former Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles International Comparative Law Journal, 1994-1996
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On The Move: Gordon Silver's Listed in Best Lawyers
Twelve attorneys at Gordon Silver were noted in Vegas INC's On the Move as being recently selected as “Best Lawyers” in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys were selected in various practice areas based on high peer reviews.
In addition, Gregory E. Garman and Jeffrey A. Silver were also selected as “2014-2015 Lawyer of the Year” in the noted category.
Posted on: Sep 25th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Vegas INC
Sixteen Gordon Silver Attorneys Named as 2015 Best Lawyers
Sixteen attorneys at Gordon Silver were recently selected as “Best Lawyers” in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys were selected in various practice areas based on high peer reviews.
Posted on: Aug 19th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:
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.