Bill joined the firm's Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group over 25 years ago, and has played a leading role, or been involved in, most of the firm's largest Chapter 11 cases. He guides clients through formal and informal business restructurings and insolvency, advises clients regarding creditors' rights (including receiverships, foreclosures, and dispositions) and commercial law matters. He has represented debtors, creditors, and trustees, and has acted as a Chapter 11 trustee. His ability to successfully handle the most complex matters has earned him statewide and national recognition. A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Bill is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and Mountain States Super Lawyer List in the areas of bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights.
Active in the legal profession, Bill is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Clark County and American Bar Associations, State Bar of Nevada, Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys, the State Bar of California and Utah State Bar.
Bill graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law with his Juris Doctorate and received his Bachelor of Science (Finance and Marketing) from the University of Utah.
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.
Las Vegas Monorail - Represented the debtor in successfully cramming down approximately $650 million in debt into a $15 million post-petition long-term obligation. The restructuring was ultimately supported by the bondholders' representatives as well as the bond insurer.
Chrysler - Represented an affiliated group of Chrysler dealerships that constituted the largest dealer group in the Chrysler Affected Dealership Litigation. Continued representing the client dealers in the subsequent wind-up matters and litigation.
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.
Santa Fe Gaming / Pioneer Gaming - Defended involuntary bankruptcy petitions brought against the entities and ultimately filed Pioneer Gaming Hotel and Casino into chapter 11, allowing the equity holders to refinance the indebtedness.
Mega-C Power - Was appointed chapter 11 trustee over a Nevada corporate debtor developing battery technology and producing batteries in Canada. Negotiated and confirmed a successful Chapter 11 Plan and managed substantial complex litigation in the nature of claim disputes and avoidance actions.
Consolidated Resorts - Represented ASNY Corp., LLC in acquiring substantially all of the debtor's assets and obtaining comprehensive releases of estate claims, as well as releases from other constituents.
Represented a large, international gaming and entertainment company in moving approximately 25,000 timeshare interval owners to a substitute resort.
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 subdivisions, hotels, casinos, bars, leasehold interests, specialty manufacturing equipment and facilities, laundry facilities, aircraft, mobile home parks, fleets, watercraft, golf courses, heavy equipment, retail, commercial and residential real property, railcars, development rights, antiques and case goods.
Represented trustees in pursuing debtors and third parties in defending avoidance actions, including trust piercing.
Represented creditors in successfully confirming contested Chapter 11 plans.
Represented homeowners' associations in bankruptcy proceedings and have assisted in the reconstitution of an insolvent homeowners' association.
Represented lenders, investors and business owners in obtaining or defending against business and property receivership proceedings brought to take control of and/or liquidate assets in connection with collections or business dissolutions, including obtaining receivers with expanded powers to sell assets free and clear of liens under state law.
Represented clients in business wind-ups and strategic business closures.
AV Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers of America 2013 - 2015 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Las Vegas
Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014
Vegas INC: Top Lawyers, 2012 - 2013
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Posted on: Jan 27th, 2015 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Best Lawyers Business Edition, Winter 2014
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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
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Posted on: Mar 01st, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Communique
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.
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Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed in 2013 Top Lawyers Edition of Desert Companion
Congratulations to our seven Gordon Silver attorneys included in the 2013 Top Lawyers Edition of Desert Companion. The publication partnered with Martindale-Hubbell to list lawyers in Southern Nevada that have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.
Posted on: Oct 22nd, 2013 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Desert Companion
Gordon Silver Attorneys Included in 2013 Vegas INC Top Lawyers List
Congratulations to our six Gordon Silver attorneys included in the 2013 Vegas INC Top Lawyers special edition, September 2013.
Posted on: Sep 30th, 2013 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Vegas INC.
Nine Gordon Silver Lawyers Named As 2014 Best Lawyers
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Posted on: Aug 15th, 2013 Posted In: Press Releases Source: Best Lawyers in America
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