Biography

For more than two decades Brett has focused her practice on the representation of Chapter 11 debtors, unsecured creditors' committees and purchasers of bankruptcy assets and has worked on some of the largest bankruptcy cases in the state of Nevada. She currently serves as co-chair of the firm's Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department, and as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Brett has a broad range of experience in insolvency and corporate restructuring matters and concentrates in the areas of business reorganization and bankruptcy, asset sales and acquisitions and gaming. She represents clients in the gaming, real estate and mining industries across the country, and has built a strong reputation for her strategic handling of complex, high-profile bankruptcy cases.

Brett has represented a variety of businesses as well as secured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings and purchasers in 363 sales. Her most significant representations include:

  • Debtors' counsel to Martifer Solar USA, Inc. and Martifer Aurora, LLC
  • Representation of Official Unsecured Creditors' Committee for Station Casinos et al
  • Representation of alleged debtor Timothy Blixseth in Chapter 11 involuntary
  • Counsel to Ernst & Young Inc. as Foreign Representative of Veris Gold Corp. et al
  • Debtor's counsel to U.S. Aggregates et al
  • Counsel to Senior Secured Creditors, Riviera Hotel and Casino
  • Counsel to Four Queens Hotel and Casino and Binion’s Hotel and Casino in out of court restructuring
  • Counsel to Cedco Inc. and related parties in out of court restructuring
  • Representation of IGT, Golden Gaming in Terrible Herbst bankruptcy
  • Representation of FX Las Vegas I, LLC as Chapter 11 debtor counsel
  • Representation of James Rhodes in the Rhodes Homes et al bankruptcy cases
  • Counsel to Unsecured Creditors Committee in Stateline Casino and related cases
  • Debtor's counsel Stratosphere Gaming Casino
  • Debtor's counsel Elsinore Gaming
  • Counsel to American Wagering /Leroy's Sports Book
  • Debtor's counsel to Fitzgerald Gaming
  • Represented prospective purchasers in Aladdin 2 and 3 bankruptcy cases
  • Debtor's counsel Village Hotel Investors, Village Hotel Holdings
  • Counsel to equity holders Resort in Summerlin
  • Secured nonexclusive product licensing agreements for software development company
  • Counsel to City Stop gaming tavern route operator in partnership dispute

Honors & Awards

  • Named one of the Top 100 attorneys in Nevada in the Legal Elite edition by Nevada Business Magazine (2017)
  • M&A Advisor Real Estate Deal of the Year for the Purchase of Veris Gold USA, Inc. assets by Whitebox Advisors, LLC (2015)
  • Named among the “Women Leaders in the Law” by ALM (2015)
  • Named to the Super Lawyers’ Mountain States Top 100 (2015)
  • Named as one of the Top 50 Women Mountain States Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine (2013-2017)
  • Named among the "Legal Elite" attorneys in Nevada, highlighting the top 3% of attorneys in the state (2013-2014, 2016)
  • Named among the Top 150 attorneys in Southern Nevada in the Legal Elite edition of Nevada Business Magazine
  • Named "2008 Bankruptcy Practitioner of the Year" by Turnaround Management Association of Nevada (2009)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine and Nevada Super Lawyers magazine (2007-2017)
  • Due to her involvement in the firm’s Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department, Brett helped Fox earn the 2016 Nevada – Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year Award from Global Law Experts
  • Named in “Super Lawyers Business Edition” in the area of Business and Transactions (2013)
  • Selected as a "Who's Who" in Nevada Business
  • Ranked AV® PreeminentTM 5.0 out of 5 (AV® PreeminentTM and BV® DistinguishedTM are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies)
  • Named among "The Best Lawyers in America" for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2010-2018)
  • Named to “Top Lawyers: The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada” by Vegas Inc. (2013)