Biography

Micaela focuses her practice in business reorganization and bankruptcy. She handles matters involving claims recovery, asset sales and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, business insolvency, real estate law and litigation and commercial law and litigation. She also has a strong background in matters related to contract and lease issues in the insolvency and bankruptcy context.

Micaela represents debtors, major creditors, lenders and other parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 reorganizations, adversary proceeding litigation, out-of-court restructurings and commercial litigations and in varied industries including real estate, retail, gaming, hospitality, entertainment and manufacturing. She also represents secured creditors in asset recoveries and foreclosures.

Representative Matters

Micaela’s most significant representations include:

  • Representation of the foreign representative in the Chapter 15 proceedings of Veris Gold USA, Inc. and its affiliates
  • Reorganization counsel to Martifer Solar USA, Inc.
  • Counsel to American West Development, Inc. in its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Nevada counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the bankruptcy cases of Station Casinos, Inc. and its affiliated debtors
  • Representation of FX Las Vegas I, LLC as Chapter 11 debtor counsel
  • Out-of-court restructuring of two Las Vegas casinos
  • Representation of IGT, the leading manufacturer of casino gaming machines, in the bankruptcy cases of Terrible Herbst, Progressive Gaming and Station Casinos
  • Representation of national homebuilder TOUSA Homes in the Lake Las Vegas bankruptcy cases
  • Counsel to equity holders in their out-of-court restructuring negotiations involving debt obligations ranging from $300-$400 million
  • Representation of equity holders in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings involving debt obligations up to $400 million
  • Counsel to asset-based lenders with loans between $2 million and $25 million in workouts, collections, receiverships, UCC sales, foreclosures and bankruptcy cases
  • Representation of Zions First National Bank in numerous bankruptcies of its borrowers
  • Debtors' counsel to owners of high fashion Italian boutiques in Las Vegas
  • Defense of investment company against avoidance claims of up to $50 million
  • Debtors' counsel to Village Hotel Investors, owners of a hotel in Lake Las Vegas, with debt obligations of approximately $140 million
  • Debtor's counsel to a manufacturer of precision machine parts
  • Debtor's counsel to $120 million luxury condominium project in Las Vegas
  • Representation of a company specializing in the promotion of mixed martial arts in negotiating nonexclusive license agreement in the bankruptcy of a sports nutrition and supplement company
  • Defense of the chief executive officer and president in the bankruptcy of what once was a leading timeshare and leisure services company against the trustee's litigation claims
  • Debtor's counsel to a company that prepares a variety of deeds for recording in all 50 states and successfully prosecuted litigation against its former officers
  • Counsel to a national lender in the bankruptcy of a mortgage-backed security loan servicer

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining the firm, Micaela was an associate with Greenberg Traurig. She has also served as an extern to the Honorable Margaret A. Nagle of the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California Extern and the Honorable George P. Schiavelli of the U.S. District Court also in the Central District of California.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in “Women Leaders in the Law” by ALM (2015)
  • M&A Advisor Real Estate Deal of the Year for the Purchase of Veris Gold USA, Inc. assets by Whitebox Advisors, LLC (2015)
  • Included in a list of "Legal Elite" attorneys in Nevada, highlighting the top 3% of attorneys in the state (2013, 2014)
  • Included in a list of “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers Mountain States Magazine (2010-2012)
  • Listed as one of the Top 150 attorneys in Nevada in the Legal Elite edition of Nevada Business Magazine
  • Listed as one of the 50 Best Up-and-Coming attorneys by Nevada Business Magazine
  • Listed as a "Super Lawyer" by SuperLawyers Mountain States Magazine (2013, 2015, 2016)
  • Included as one of Southern Nevada's Top Attorneys in the Legal Elite edition of Nevada Business Magazine (2013, 2014)
  • Included in “Super Lawyers Business Edition” in the area of Business and Transactions (2013)
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell