Lisa Wiltshire Alstead
Areas of Practice
- J.D., California Western School of Law, 2005
- B.A., Pepperdine University, Political Science, 2001
Lisa Wiltshire Alstead practices primarily in commercial and complex litigation, employment and labor law, and bankruptcy. She has practiced in many jurisdictions across the state of Nevada and began her work with the firm in its Las Vegas Office.
Ms. Alstead’s work encompasses all aspects of business litigation. This includes work on pre-litigation disputes, negotiations, and settlements, commercial property evictions, justice court and small claims court matters, litigation before the state and federal district courts and appellate courts, the bankruptcy court, administrative hearings before the Nevada Department of Administration, and post-judgment collection efforts. She has also represented various small businesses, banks and financial institutions, individuals and creditors in state court breach of loan and deficiency actions, bankruptcy cases, and adversary proceedings. Most recently, Ms. Alstead has expanded her practice to include representation of insurers and employers in workers’ compensation claims and appears regularly before the Hearings Division and Appeals Office of the Nevada Department of Administration.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Wiltshire Alstead served as a law clerk for Judge Gregg W. Zive of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Reno, an extern for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, and a legal intern for the Office of the United States Trustee in San Diego, California. She also worked for a boutique bankruptcy and creditors’ rights firm in Las Vegas.
Ms. Alstead authored Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005: Solution to Inherent Inequalities Exists Outside the Box of Congress’ “Sense” of Personal Finance Education in 2005. She has published materials for and lectured at the National Business Institute’s CLE seminar Finding It Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web in November 2013 and December 2015. Most recently she authored “Judgments,” Chapter 29 of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual, Sixth Edition, 2016.
Commercial & Complex Litigation
Ms. Alstead’s litigation practice encompasses a broad range of business related disputes. She has worked with a variety of claims such as breach of contract, breach of guaranty, declaratory relief, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, indemnity, contribution, fraud, negligence, construction defects, misconduct of corporate officers and directors, corporate governance issues, breach of fiduciary duties, deficiency actions, Nevada’s One Action Rule, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, lockouts and evictions. She has assisted with collection on distressed loans, receiverships, real estate foreclosure, and post-judgment collection efforts. She has worked on these matters at the lower and appellate levels. She is experienced in all phases of litigation including initial investigation, negotiations and settlement, drafting pleadings, discovery, motion practice, trial, and post-judgment collections. Her clients include individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, single purpose entities, large corporations, financial institutions and banks, insurers and third party administrators, employers, and agencies created to act as receivers for failed businesses such as financial institutions and insurance companies.
Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring
Ms. Alstead’s practice includes the representation of creditors and debtors in and out of bankruptcy court. She has represented a variety of clients from the loan default stage, to state court litigation, and then subsequently in bankruptcy after a bankruptcy case has been filed, adversary proceedings commenced, or a state court action removed to bankruptcy court. Her work includes the filing of proof of claims, motion practice, objections to disclosures statements and plans of confirmation, seeking relief from the automatic stay, and litigation in adversary proceedings.
Employment & Labor Law
A significant portion of Lisa’s practice involves defending employers and insurers in workers’ compensation related matters. She appears regularly before the Hearings Division and Appeals Office of the Nevada Department of Administration. She also has worked on petitions for judicial review related to workers’ compensation claims including those involving matters of first impression with respect to Nevada’s workers’ compensation statutes and regulations.
Walters v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. 723, 263 P.3d 231 (2011)
Ms. Alstead is an active member of many professional and civic organizations. She has served as a member of the Las Vegas and Reno chapters of the American Inns of Court, the Clark County Bar Association’s New Lawyers Committee, and the Bankruptcy and Young Lawyers sections of the Nevada State Bar. She is an active member of the Junior League of Reno, and she served as a board member and co-chair of the fundraising committee for the Junior League of Reno in 2013-2014. She received the Junior League of Reno’s President’s Award for 2013-2014. She was honored as a Woman of Achievement by the Nevada Women’s Fund 2015. Lisa is a member and co-chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee for the Chamber’s Leadership Reno Sparks Program (Class of 2016).
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