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.