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Brett Axelrod

Fox Rothschild
For more than 25 years, Brett has focused her practice on the representation of Chapter 11 debtors and unsecured creditors' committees and has worked on some of the largest bankruptcy cases in the state of Nevada. Managing Partner of the firm's Las Vegas office and a past Co-Chair of the firm's nationwide Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department, 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:     * Counsel to P.K. Lenders Group in Chapter 11 involuntary     * Debtors' counsel to Bishop Gorman Development Corporation     * Debtors' counsel to Nevada Gaming Partners LLC     * Debtors' counsel to Avery Land Group LLC     * Debtors' counsel to Mohave Agrarian Group LLC     * Debtors' counsel to Martifer Solar USA, Inc. and Martifer Aurora, LLC     * Representation of Official Unsecured Creditors' Committee for Station Casinos et al     * Successful defense and dismissal of involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed against Timothy Blixseth.     * 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, owner of Ritz Carlton Hotel     * 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 SERVICES     * Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy     * Cannabis Law     * Gaming BAR ADMISSIONS     * California     * Nevada COURT ADMISSIONS     * U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit     * U.S. District Court, Central District of California     * U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California     * U.S. District Court, Northern District of California     * U.S. District Court, Southern District of California     * U.S. District Court, District of Nevada     * U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota EDUCATION     * Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1993)     * California State University, Northridge (B.S., _with honors_, 1990) MEMBERSHIPS     * Litigation Counsel of America     * Turnaround Management Association, Nevada Chapter (Director)     * American Bankruptcy Institute HONORS & AWARDS     * Named to the "Top Lawyers" list for Bankruptcy Law by _Vegas Inc. _(2013, 2022)     * Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" list for Bankruptcy Litigation, Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Nevada by _Best Lawyers _(2010-2022)     * Named to the "Lawyer of the Year" list in Nevada for Bankruptcy Law by _Best Lawyers _(2021)     * Named to the _Super Lawyers_' Mountain States Top 100 (2012-2017, 2019-2021 )     * Named as one of the Top 50 Women Mountain States Super Lawyers by _Super Lawyers _magazine (2012-2021)     * Named to the "Mountain States Super Lawyers" list for Bankruptcy: Business in Las Vegas (2007-2021)     * Named one of the Top 100 attorneys in Nevada in the Legal Elite edition by _Nevada Business Magazine _(2017, 2018)     * Named among the "Legal Elite" attorneys in Nevada, highlighting the top 3% of attorneys in the state (2013-2014, 2016)     * 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 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)     * 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 Magazine_     * 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)     * Editor for revisions of chapters 1,2,4,5 and 7 of "Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide"