#NACBASF Session Spotlight

Individual Chapter 11 Topics

Saturday, May 21 • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

The panel will discuss select topics related to individual chapter 11 cases.
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Judge Laurel E. Davis
Bankruptcy Judge
Las Vegas, NV
Laurel Elizabeth Davis was sworn in as a Nevada Bankruptcy Judge on July 12, 2013. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Davis practiced law for 26 years in Nevada and Arizona. She represented debtors, including individuals; trustees; committees and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and litigation, commercial litigation, arbitration, workouts and restructuring. She also served as a chapter 11 trustee.

Judge Davis is a Master with the Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court.  From 1993 through 2013, Judge Davis held a business bankruptcy certification from the American Board of Certification, which is accredited by the American Bar Association. In 2011 and 2012, Judge Davis was Chair of the Nevada State Bar Bankruptcy Section. In 2012 and 2013, Judge Davis was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as among the Top 250 Women in Litigation in the Nation, and as a 2012  Rising Star.  Judge Davis regularly writes and speaks on topics, which include ethics, litigation, real estate and bankruptcy.

A native of Utah, Judge Davis received her B.S. in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1983, and her JD, magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1987.

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M. Jonathan Hayes
Simon Resnik Hayes, LLP
Sherman Oaks, CA
M. Jonathan Hayes is a bankruptcy specialist certified by the California State Bar Board of Specialization.  He is on the eight-person Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission of the state bar which oversees the bankruptcy specialists including most importantly, certifying those seeking to become specialists or seeking recertification.

Mr. Hayes concentrates his practice in bankruptcy. He has represented many Chapter 11 debtors, businesses and individuals, and effected many successful reorganization plans.

From 2009 through present, Mr. Hayes has filed and oversees approximately 60 Chapter 11 cases for individuals primarily trying to save their homes and other real property. In the past, he has represented three franchisees in the Econo-Lube bankruptcy filing adversary proceedings, demanding more than $10 million in total and settling each successfully. He represented the Creditor’s Committee in the Lucy’s Laundry Mart and SBB Roofing Chapter 11 cases. He was lead counsel for the Creditor’s Committee in the Breath Asure, Inc. Chapter 11 and the B.C. Oil, Inc. Chapter 11.

Mr. Hayes has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of West Los Angeles (previously University of LaVerne School of Law) since 1990 where he has taught Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Contracts, Advanced Bankruptcy Issues, Commercial Law, and Taxation. Before that he was on the faculty of Whittier School of Law for four years.

Wayne Silver
The Law Office of Wayne A. Silver
Sunnyvale, CA
Wayne Silver is a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist with over twenty-five years of experience. He focuses on personal and business chapter 11 filings as well as bankruptcy related litigation

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