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 striven 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.