Practice Areas & Industries: Gordon Silver


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With a breadth of business acumen and a depth of legal knowledge, Gordon Silver's Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group is the premier restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency and workout law firm. Offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Phoenix mean clients have access to unparalleled expertise in three distinctive markets.

Throughout their extensive and expansive careers, our bankruptcy attorneys have represented secured and unsecured creditors, committees, debtors and trustees in formal bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court workouts, loan restructuring and special situation purchases of distressed assets. The multi-disciplinary approach of our business bankruptcy attorneys result in more comprehensive methodologies for debtor financial restructuring and bankruptcy, corporate transactions, finance, real estate, capital markets, litigation and tax structuring.

We offer comprehensive counsel to businesses seeking the best bankruptcy representation for restructuring, including consulting with financially troubled companies in an effort to avoid bankruptcy and arranging restructuring and reorganization transactions. Debtors have a full range of options available to them, and we leverage our understanding of each company's unique financial and market circumstances to inform our counsel. With extensive experience in both debtor and creditor representation, we're able to weigh all options and make a balanced recommendation to our clients.

Though litigation isn't necessarily a component of the bankruptcy process, our attorneys are skilled and talented litigators. We have represented debtors, creditors, creditors' committees and trustees in all aspects of litigation related to bankruptcy matters, including fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation, lien litigation, breach of fiduciary duty, and corporate stripping.

Our attorneys have also been recognized for their dedication and accomplishment. We have been selected by our peers for inclusion in the listing of The Best Lawyers in America®, and we are frequent speakers before the American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.

Notable representations include counsel to Riviera Holdings Corporation for the restructuring of the Riviera Hotel and Casino and Riviera Blackhawk Casino; restructuring of three hotel/casinos held by Black Gaming LLC in Mesquite, Nevada; and representation of Herbst Gaming Inc. with respect to hotel/casinos in three states and the largest slot route in Nevada. Gordon Silver has also represented debtors, trustees, significant creditors, parties in interest and committees in the Chapter 11 cases of Fontainebleau, the Las Vegas Monorail Corporation, Enron, Chrysler, USA Commercial Mortgage, USA Investment Partners, Majestic Star Casinos, Stations Casinos, Green Valley Ranch, Aliante Hotel and Casino, and Aladdin Hotel and Casino. We have also been active in real estate workouts and restructurings in numerous real estate markets.

Restructuring Experience



Jerry's Nugget Casino The Firm currently represents Jerry's Nugget in its ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding

Fontainebleau – The Firm represents statutory lienholders owed in excess of $300 million in its ongoing bankruptcy proceeding in the US Bankruptcy Court in Florida

Majestic Gaming – The Firm represents the current owner in its post-Chapter 11 proceeding in both the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware

Mountain Shadows Resort – The Firm currently represents Mountain Shadows as debtor-in-possession in the US Bankruptcy Court in Arizona

Swift Air – The Firm represents the debtor-in-possession lender in the US Bankruptcy Court in Arizona

Global Axcess – The Firm currently represents Global Axcess as debtor-in-possession


Hooters Hotel & Casino – The Firm represented Hooters in its successful restructuring

Las Vegas Monorail – The Firm represented the Monorail in its successful restructuring of its $650 million of debt

Ahern Rentals – The Firm represented Ahern Rentals in its successful Chapter 11 proceedings


Riviera Hotel & Casino (Company)

Herbst Gaming (Company)

Stratosphere Gaming (Company)

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Lender)

Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino (Lender)

American Wagering dba Leroy’s Sportsbook (Company)

Green Valley Ranch (Equity)

Aliante Station (Equity)

Fitzgerald’s Gaming (Company)

Santa Fe Gaming Corporation (Company)

Aladdin Hotel & Casino (Company)

Vacation Village (Lenders)

Elsinore Corp dba Four Queens Hotel & Casino (Lender)

Pioneer Hotel & Casino (Company)

Maxim Hotel & Casino (Company)

Landmark Hotel & Casino (Company)

Dunes Hotel & Casino (Lender)

Four Queens & Binion’s Hotel & Casino (Lender)