Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

Lisa Wiltshire Alstead Receives “Lawyer of the Year” Award from
Best Lawyers in America 2022 in Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Law

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Best Lawyers in America 2022 has named Lisa Wiltshire Alstead “Lawyer of the Year” for the Reno metropolitan region in Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Law. Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 6% of private practicing attorneys and only one lawyer receives the “Lawyer of the Year” award for achieving the highest peer review ratings in a specific practice area and geographic region.

Lisa Wiltshire Alstead practices primarily in bankruptcy, commercial and complex litigation, and employment and labor law with a specialty focus defending employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters.

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring
Ms. Alstead represents 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.

Commercial & Complex Litigation
Ms. Alstead’s litigation practice encompasses a broad range of business-related disputes, including 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, and lockouts and evictions. She has assisted with collection on distressed loans, receiverships, real estate foreclosure, and post-judgment collection efforts.

Employment & Labor Law
Ms. Alstead’s practice concentrates on 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 and has worked on numerous 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. She has handled workers’ compensation appeals up to the level of the Nevada Supreme Court. Ms. Alstead has also represented various employers from large businesses and construction companies to small or single owner businesses in state and federal OSHA matters. 

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