Gerald M. Gordon - Garman Turner Gordon

Gerald M. Gordon

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987

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.

Mr. Gordon has either been lead counsel or integrally involved in all aspects of the firm’s complex insolvency practice.  Mr. Gordon and the Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department have acted as lead debtor's counsel for several major resort properties including the Herbst Gaming Group, Black Gaming Group, Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, Maxim Hotel & Casino, Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Riviera Hotel & Casino, Fitzgerald’s Gaming Corp., American Wagering (Leroy's Sports Book) and Hooters Hotel & Casino.  

Additional Information

Certified Specialist - Business Bankruptcy Law — Certified specialist in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification,
University of Nevada Las VegasBA 1970University of California Los AngelesJ.D. 1973
Nevada State Bar AssociationClark County Bar AssociationJewish Federation of Las VegasCongregation Ner TamidAmerican Bankruptcy Institute

Case History

Majestic Gaming — 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 — 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.
Las Vegas Monorail — 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 — 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.
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.
Swift Air — 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.
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. 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, represented a committee of investors in notes and deeds of trust serviced by the debtor.
Enron — Successfully represented Harrah’s in the Enron Chapter 11 case in a litigation seeking more than $50 million.
Herbst Gaming — 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.
London Fog — Represented the lender in this Chapter 11 case for the manufacturer of London Fog clothing.
Riviera Hotel and 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.   In the second representation, Eve Karasik with her former firm represented the unsecured creditors' committee.

Office Location

650 White Drive, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89119
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Las Vegas Metro Area
Gerald M. Gordon has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Other Information

Gender: Male