Mr. Gordon is a shareholder in and founder and chairman of the firm's Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department. As one of the most influential and accomplished attorneys in Nevada, Mr. Gordon remains a prominent figure in the courtroom and business community. Throughout his four decades of legal service, the firm's Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department has become synonymous with business restructuring and bankruptcy in the Southwest.
Mr. Gordon has been integrally involved in all aspects of the firm's complex insolvency practice. Mr. Gordon and the Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department have acted as lead counsel, representing debtors, committees, trustees, and creditors on many significant representations.
A certified specialist in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification, Mr. Gordon has lectured extensively on both gaming and non-gaming related bankruptcy issues, including before the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.
Majestic Gaming - The Firm represented the company's principal in avoidance litigation and other actions brought in bankruptcy court in Delaware, the Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group prevailed before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals resulting in a precedential decision regarding property of a bankruptcy estate.
Mountain Shadows Resort - The Firm currently represents Mountain Shadows Golf Club and the shuttered Mountain Shadows Resort in their Chapter 11 reorganizations in Arizona, the Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group successfully defeated early attempts by the secured creditor to dismiss the cases, for relief from the automatic stay to foreclosure, and to oppose interim financing, along with significant opposition from other creditors and parties ranging from dissenting homeowners to the township. Through extensive negotiations with creditors, the Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group successfully confirmed a plan of reorganization that paid all creditors in full, allowed equity to retain ownership, and obtained all necessary approvals for development, paving the way for the reorganized debtor to break ground on the revitalization of the Mountain Shadows Resort.
Ahern Rentals - Gordon Silver represented Ahern Rentals in its successful Chapter 11 proceedings which allowed for the restructuring of more than $650 million in debt and the retention of ownership by the Ahern family.
Las Vegas Monorail - Gordon Silver represented the Monorail in successfully restructuring $650 million of debt. This representation required extensive involvement of other Gordon Silver practice groups, including securities and tax analysis given the non-profit status of the Monorail and the debt being conduit bond financing sponsored by the State of Nevada.
Jerry's Nugget Casino - Gordon Silver represented Jerry's Nugget in its ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. A plan of reorganization was confirmed retaining existing ownership and providing for debt restructuring.
Fontainebleau - Gordon Silver represented statutory lienholders owed in excess of $300 million in its ongoing bankruptcy proceeding in the US Bankruptcy Court in Florida. Gordon Silver has successfully litigated numerous bankruptcy and state law issues on behalf of the ad hoc committee of mechanic's lien claimants at every level of federal court and, by referral, the Nevada Supreme Court. In complex negotiations involving multiple constituencies with billions of dollars in claims and cross-claims, Gordon Silver recovered over $85 million for the mechanic's lien claimants.
Hooters Hotel & Casino - Gordon Silver represented the Company in its successful restructuring which resulted in the lender taking ownership of the property and payment in full of unsecured creditors.
Riviera Hotel & Casino - Gordon Silver has represented the Riviera Hotel & Casino in two Chapter 11 cases. The first in 1990 resulted in a reorganization of both the ownership and debt. The second in 2010 again resulted in the restructuring of approximately $200 million of debt into a combination of debt and equity, with unsecured creditors being paid in full.
Herbst Gaming - Gordon Silver represented Herbst Gaming in Chapter 11 with regard to the restructuring of more than $1.2 billion of debt, with unsecured creditors being paid in full.
Swift Air - The Firm represented the dip lender in this charter airline case in the US Bankruptcy Court in Arizona. Upon confirmation of a plan of reorganization, the dip lender assumed ownership of the reorganized debtor and Gordon Silver now represented the reorganized debtor.
Sunworld International Airways - Gordon Silver represented the company as a debtor in Chapter 11.
MaxJet Airlines - Gordon Silver represented the primary lessor of planes in this Chapter 11 case administered in Delaware.
Pegasus Gold Corp. - Gordon Silver represented this international gold mining company through its successful Chapter 11 proceeding.
Mega-C Power Corp. - Gordon Silver 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. The transactions occurred in Canada and required extensive extra-territorial services on the part of Gordon Silver.
USA Commercial Mortgage - In a Chapter 11 case, Gordon Silver represented a committee of investors in notes and deeds of trust serviced by the debtor.
Enron - Gordon Silver successfully represented Harrah's in the Enron Chapter 11 case in a litigation seeking more than $50 million.
London Fog - Gordon Silver represented the lender in this Chapter 11 case for the manufacturer of London Fog clothing.
Mr. Gordon has been voted among the Best Lawyers in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Law for 25 years, and received the highest Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating for his ethics and legal ability.
AV Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
American Bankruptcy Board of Certification, Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy
Best Lawyers of America 2013 - 2015 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Las Vegas
Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014; Listed as Top 100 from 2012 - 2014
Nevada Business: Legal Elite, 2012 - 2013
Clark County Bar Association's 40 Years Club Inductee, 2013
Vegas INC: Top Lawyers 2013
Author, “Basic Bankruptcy in Nevada and Creditors Rights and Protection of Security Interest in Bankruptcy”
Co-Author, “Bankruptcy Trends in the Gaming Field,” Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, May/June 2001
In the News
Gerald Gordon Speaks at Nevada Business Magazine's Attorney Roundtable
Gerald M. Gordon, shareholder in and founder and chairman of the firm's Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department, was a participant at a recent Attorney Roundtable event hosted by Nevada Business Magazine.
Posted on: Feb 12th, 2015 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Business Magazine
Twelve Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed in Best Lawyers Business Edition, Winter 2014
Twelve Gordon Silver lawyers were listed in the Best Lawyers Business Edition, Winter 2014. They include: Christine Bricker, John Desmond, Michael Feder, Thomas Fell, Gregory Garman, Dominic Gentile, Eric Goldberg, Gerald Gordon, Brigid Higgins, Eve Karasik, and William Noall.
Posted on: Jan 27th, 2015 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Best Lawyers Business Edition, Winter 2014
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
Seven Gordon Silver Las Vegas Lawyers Selected for 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers
Gordon Silver has seven lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers .
Posted on: Aug 22nd, 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:
Gordon Silver Lawyers Receive Top Super Lawyers Honors
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that seven of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the Top 100 in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers .
Posted on: Jul 02nd, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:
Five Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed in Super Lawyers Top 100
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that 30 of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers . Of note, four of our shareholders are in the Top 100 List: Gerald Gordon, Jeffrey Silver, Michael Feder, Eric Hone and John Krieger.
Posted on: Jun 23rd, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine
Two Renowned Stutman Lawyers Move To Gordon Silver; Attorneys to Open Firm's Los Angeles Office on May 1, 2014
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that, effective May 1, 2014, three bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers from Stutman are joining and opening the firm's first California office. Eric D. Goldberg and Eve H. Karasik will be joining as shareholders and Danielle A. Pham will be joining as an associate, all members of the Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group. Goldberg and Karasik are nationally known for their work on prominent bankruptcies.
Posted on: Apr 24th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:
Esteemed Attorney, Thomas J. Salerno, Moves To Gordon Silver
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Salerno will be joining our firm as a shareholder and administrative partner in charge of our Phoenix office. He will be a member of our Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group.
Posted on: Apr 23rd, 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