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Who We Are 2017-07-06T20:02:17+00:00

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SOLUTION FOCUSED LEGAL THINKING

Estes Law is committed to providing legal advice at the forefront of its field. Its attorneys are devoted to listening to their clients, and providing the legal means to accomplish the desired result. Estes Law understands that it is important to see the forest through the trees, and works with its clients to delve into the details when necessary, but keeps its eye on the prize.

LOCAL TEAM. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

HOLLY E. ESTES

OWNER • ATTORNEY

e. hestes@esteslawpc.com

p. 775.786.4579

Holly E. Estes, Esq., is an experienced chapter 11 reorganization attorney who has been certified by the American Board of Certification – the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization- in business bankruptcy law.

While in law school, Ms. Estes accepted an externship working with then Chief Bankruptcy Judge Mike K. Nakagawa. It was at that time and through that experience that she fully began to appreciate the bankruptcy system and knew that she wanted to become a bankruptcy practitioner.

After graduating from the William S. Boyd School of Law, Ms. Estes began a clerkship with Bankruptcy Judge Gregg W. Zive. During that time Ms. Estes, among other tasks, researched and drafted the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Opinion, Honkanen v. Hopper (In re Honkanen), 446 B.R. 373 (9th Cir. BAP 2011) with Judge Zive, sitting pro tem for the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Next, Ms. Estes accepted a clerkship with Bankruptcy Judge Bruce T. Beesley. It was through her clerkships that her practice skills began to sharpen and Ms. Estes truly began to understand the complicated inner workings of a chapter 11 reorganization case.

After her clerkship experiences, Ms. Estes began her career in private practice. Throughout her practice, Ms. Estes has strived to achieve the best results for her clients. Ms. Estes has successfully represented corporations, limited liability companies, individuals, partnerships, bankruptcy trustees, creditors and purchasers of bankruptcy estate assets in chapter 11 reorganization and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. One of the highlights of her practice thus far has been arguing before the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel with successful results for her clients. Village at Lakeridge v. U.S. Bank, N.A. (In re Village at Lakeridge), Argued April 5, 2013; Weilert v. Gwartz (In re Weilert), Argued June 23, 2016.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Nevada and California

United States District Court District of Nevada

United States Bankruptcy Court District of Nevada

United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California

United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California

United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California

United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

William S. Boyd School of Law

University of Nevada-Reno

AWARDS

Nevada Business Magazine – Legal Elite 2013-2014

Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2015

Martindale-Hubbell High Ethical Standing 2016

Martindale-Hubble Distinguished 2016

ASSOCIATIONS

Federal Bar Association

American Board of Certification -Business Bankruptcy Law Member

Washoe County Bar Association

Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute Member

Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association

Fresno County Bar Association – Business Law Section Board Member 2015-2016

Central California Bankruptcy Association

PUBLICATIONS

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal 2016 Transfer of Claim Held by Insider Does Not an Insider Claim Make

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

24th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference 2016 – Selling an Insider’s Claim and Buying Plan Confirmation.

Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar Association – Recent Debtors’ and Creditors’ Rights Decisions of the Nevada Supreme Court.  November 15, 2017.

WE HAVE WORKED WITH CLIENTS OF ALL TYPES IN EVERY ASPECT OF A REORGANIZATION PROCEEDING.

Ms. Estes has successfully represented corporations, limited liability companies, individuals, partnerships, bankruptcy trustees, creditors and purchasers of bankruptcy estate assets in chapter 11 reorganization and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.

What We Do   

OUR COMMITMENT TO HELP OUR CLIENTS ACCOMPLISH A SUCCESSFUL RESULT IS AT THE CORE OF OUR PRACTICE.

Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada and the State of California. Our attorneys are admitted before the United States Bankruptcy Court District of Nevada, United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California, United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California, United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California, the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Where We Work   

“Even though I did not have Holly as my lawyer, the experience that we had with her was worth my time writing a review. We came to her on the eve of a very critical situation. The attention this woman showed us was nothing short of amazing. I can honestly say that this was by far the best lawyer experience I’ve ever had. If you’re looking for a lawyer that is smart, proactive, caring and angelic in nature, then Holly Estes is the attorney you want. Trust me.”

Rome' Le Grange • Consultation

“Holly took my [business’] case while an associate was out of the country on vacation and a competing plan was submitted in my company’s chapter 11 bankruptcy. A hostile take over was about to happen and she jumped in, rolled up her sleeves and helped save it!”

Jo - Owner of Chapter 11 Client

“Holly is an effective and clear communicator and a powerful advocate for her client’s interests. She is very efficient and worked with me to set priorities for our cases. She has a thorough knowledge of the bankruptcy code and a creative approach to problem solving. She is very comfortable in the courtroom and, win or lose, I’ve always been glad to have her on my side.”

Anonymous • Client

“Holly was extremely thorough and well prepared when we went to court. She was a ‘pit bull’ when opposing counsel tried to make excuses for the failure of their clients to follow the court’s requests.”

Bob • Client

“Holly Estes is very ethical, and clearly understood the difficult circumstances in my company’s bankruptcy case. With her help and expertise we were able to end with the best possible outcome. There were 2 other lawyers helping in my case, but Holly clearly stood above the rest. Without Holly taking the time to listen to my perspective, advocating for [my company], and making the team stick to her strategy, I strongly believe that my [company’s] case would have ended badly [-] many jobs and 30 years of hard work would have been lost. Holly made moving forward for my company possible again.”

Gabriel • Owner of Client

“Holly Estes is a very thorough, professional attorney who was always well prepared during my recent legal challenges. Her ability to think on her feet and her courage to ask the difficult questions was very much appreciated during our litigation process. Her knowledge of the law was not only helpful, but it was also very clear to me that the opposing attorney could see that they had their work cut out for them.

I would recommend Ms. Estes to anyone searching for an attorney who is well versed and compassionate about the law.”

Doug • Client

“Holly has represented [my business] for 4 years in a corporate bankruptcy reorganization. She has been diligent and knowledgeable and obtained a court-approved plan of reorganization for us.”

John • Owner of Client

LEADING MINDS. LATEST PUBLICATIONS.

Holly E. Estes speaking at the 25th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Join me at the American Bankruptcy Institute's 25th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference for a panel on Sub-Par Performers: Restructuring [...]

Attorney Holly Estes has been nominated for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 40 under 40 Award!!

May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Attorney Holly E. Estes has been nominated by two colleagues for the American Bankruptcy Institute's 40 under 40 Award. [...]

Holly E. Estes, Esq., certified by the American Board of Certification in Business Bankruptcy Law

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Holly E. Estes, Esq., has been certified by the American Board of Certification, the nation's premiere legal specialty certification [...]

Estes Law is open for business!

October 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Estes Law is open for business!!  After years of practice and working alongside some of the best professionals in [...]