Thomas H. Fell: Lawyer with Gordon Silver

Thomas H. Fell

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

Peer Rating
 4.4/5.0
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Practice Areas

  • Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Finance & Banking
 
Contact InfoTelephone: (702) 796-5555
Fax: (702) 369-2666
http://gordonsilver.com/our-people/bios/thomas-fell/
 
University Drake University, B.A., 1985
 
Law SchoolDrake University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1989
 
Admitted1989, Nevada
 
Biography

Mr. Fell is a shareholder in the firm's Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department. He practices in the fields of business restructuring and bankruptcy, creditors' rights, commercial litigation, and landlord/tenant law. Mr. Fell has been a part of the department since 1989 and brings significant experience to complex business restructuring matters. He has strong local ties to the legal community and the community in general.

Mr. Fell has been integrally involved in all aspects of the firm's complex insolvency practice, including representation of several major hotel and casino companies. His representation of debtors or creditors in non-gaming companies ranges from large multi-jurisdictional companies to single asset real estate developments including retail power centers and office complexes.

Representative Experience

Ahern Rentals - Led representation of Ahern through a successful chapter 11 reorganization of its nationwide fleet management business, which included restructuring of over $650 million in debt and resulted in the pre-petition equity holders retaining 100% of this privately-held company. Nine months following the restructuring, Ahern was valued at in excess of $1.2 billion. M&A Advisors named Ahern as the best 2013 chapter 11 reorganization for deals over $100 million.

Fontainebleau - Represented statutory lienholders owed in excess of $300 million in Fontainebleau Las Vegas' ongoing bankruptcy proceedings in the US Bankruptcy Court in Florida. 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.

Aladdin Gaming - Represented the debtor in its successful chapter 11 reorganization of its Nevada hotel and casino. The case involved a number of complex real estate related issues. The restructuring was effectuated through a sale of the operating hotel casino to satisfy creditor claims.

Riviera Hotel & Casino - 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 - Represented Herbst Gaming and its numerous operating subsidiaries in Chapter 11 with regard to the restructuring of more than $1.2 billion of debt, with unsecured creditors being paid in full.

Pioneer Hotel, Inc. - Successfully restructured the Pioneer Hotel and Casino in chapter 11, allowing the equity holders to refinance the indebtedness.

Additional significant gaming company restructurings include Stratosphere Gaming Corp., Fitzgeralds Gaming Corporation, and American Wagering/ Leroy's Race and Horse Place.

Represented many types of lenders and investors in judicial and non-judicial proceedings and bankruptcy cases to resolve claims or repossess and dispose of collateral, including hotels, casinos, bars, leasehold interests, specialty manufacturing equipment and facilities, mobile home parks, heavy equipment, and retail, commercial and residential real property.

Mr. Fell, along with managing partner Greg Garman, are the only two lawyers that represent Nevada for Lawyers Associated Worldwide, an association of independent law firms located in over 100 major commercial centers throughout the world. Mr. Fell has been a lecturer and contributing author on the issues of bankruptcy, evictions, landlord/tenant law and protecting creditors' rights in Nevada.

Distinctions

Clark County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2006

Best Lawyers of America 2013 - 2015 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Las Vegas

Best Lawyers of America 2013 - 2015 for Litigation-Bankruptcy, Las Vegas

Best Lawyers of America 2014 and 2015 for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Las Vegas

Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2007 - 2014

Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Nevada, Member

Clark County Bar Association, Member

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member

In the News

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 Attorneys Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for September 2014

Gordon Silver lawyers Paola Armeni, Thomas Fell, John Krieger, Eunice Beattie, Kory Kaplan, Colleen McCarty and Kristin Tyler were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the State Bar of Nevada for accepting cases in June 2014 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Posted on: Sep 25th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Lawyer

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:

Five Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for July 2014

Gordon Silver lawyers Paola Armeni, Thomas Fell, Jeffrey Silver, Eunice Beattie and Kristin Tyler were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the State Bar of Nevada for accepting cases in April 2014 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Posted on: Jun 22nd, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Lawyer

Three Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for June 2014

Gordon Silver lawyers Thomas Fell, Eunice Beattie and Kirk Homeyer were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the State Bar of Nevada for accepting cases in March 2014 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Posted on: Jun 20th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Lawyer

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:

Eleven Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for February 2014

Gordon Silver lawyers Paola Armeni, Eunice Beattie, Gabriel Blumberg, Dylan Ciciliano, Candace Clark, Thomas Fell, Elias George, Talitha Gray Kozlowski, William Noall, Erika Pike Turner and Kristin Tyler were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll for accepting cases between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services.

Posted on: Mar 01st, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Communique

Four Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for March 2014

Gordon Silver lawyers Thomas Fell, Jeffrey Silver, Eunice Beattie and Kory Kaplan were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the State Bar of Nevada for accepting cases in December 2013 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Posted on: Mar 01st, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Lawyer

Gordon Silver Announced As Winner of 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards; Winner of Best Chapter 11 Reorganization

Gordon Silver Ltd. is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected as a winner of the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards by The M&A Advisor. Gordon Silver's work on the Chapter 11 Reorganization of Ahern Rentals won in Professional Services (B-to-B) category for deals over $100mm.

Posted on: Jan 07th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:

Three Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for December 2013

Gordon Silver lawyers Thomas Fell, Eunice Beattie and Kristin Tyler were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the State Bar of Nevada for accepting cases in September 2013 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Posted on: Dec 01st, 2013 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Lawyer

Events

Ahern Rentals' Turnaround Case Study: An Inside Look, Lessons Learned

June 25, 2014 / Las Vegas Country Club

 
ISLN907475925
 


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Thomas H. Fell

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




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