Gordon R. Goolsby | Attorney At Law

Gordon R. Goolsby, Attorney-At-LawGordon R. Goolsby is an Attorney-at-Law in Las Vegas, NV and is the Founding Partner for Goolsby Law.  Gordon is involved with all practice areas at the Goolsby Law, Ltd. Firm.  However, he focuses his time on cases pertaining to business litigation, business reorganization, bankruptcy, litigation, small business restructuring, business insolvency, personal insolvency, real estate law, securities, SEC reporting, claims recovery, asset sales and acquisitions, and commercial law.  He has a strong background of experience in corporate and small business restructuring and insolvency and also has a range of experience with contract and lease issues in the bankruptcy context.

Gordon R. Goolsby counsels clients through bankruptcy matters, distressed loans and loan transactions. As a former law clerk to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, Gordon is experienced in all facets of bankruptcy law, particularly Chapter 11 reorganizations.

Maximize Your Recovery

When representing creditors in formal bankruptcy proceedings and informal out-of-court workouts, Gordon’s goal is to maximize recovery. He advises in restructurings and in judicial and non-judicial foreclosure proceedings.

In non-bankruptcy settings, Gordon negotiates and closes loan workouts and restructurings related to Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 liquidations, and other dilemmas unique to troubled credits. He also represents secured lenders in foreclosures related to liens for real estate deeds of trust and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) security interests on personal property including all aspects of post-judgment collection efforts.

Gordon is honored to have been named by his peers to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in 2014.  Gordon is also a member for the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and is the President of the Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy.

Most Recent Representations

Gordon’s representations have been in various industries including real estate, retail, gaming, hospitality, entertainment, mining and manufacturing.  His most recent representations include the following:

  • Counsel to major homebuilder in its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Counsel to equity holders in their out-of-court restructuring negotiations involving debt obligations ranging from $300-$400 million
  • Counsel to asset-based lenders with loans between $2 million and $25 million in workouts, collections, receiverships, UCC sales, foreclosures and bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented high net worth individuals in successfully defending against involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy filling
  • Local counsel to unsecured creditors’ committee in international mining bankruptcy
  • Creditor’s counsel in Chapter 12 farm bankruptcy

Local Counsel for Out of State Firms

Gordon also acts as local counsel to regional and national out-of-state firms whose clients need local expertise and knowledge of Nevada Courts and Judges to represent clients in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. After serving as a law clerk to the Nevada Bankruptcy Court and its affiliated judges, Gordon uses his mastery of many local rules of procedure and customs of practice before the Nevada Federal District and Nevada Bankruptcy Courts to assist out of state attorneys in their cases.

Professional Activities For Gordon R. Goolsby, Esq.

State Bar of Nevada
Clark County Bar Association
American Bar Association (Young Lawyers Committee)
American Bankruptcy Institute (Young Lawyers Committee)
Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (President, 2013)
Civic and Charitable Activities

Fremont Unified School District (Financial Advisory Committee)
Integrated Waste Management Advisory Commission (Mayoral Appointed Member)
Fremont Chamber of Commerce (Director of Government Affairs, 2002-2004)


Co-Author, “Swaps and the Bankruptcy Code,” Bloomberg Law Reports (January 24, 2011).


Prior to founding his own firm, Gordon had major law firm experience at the Law Firms of Armstrong Teasdale and Fox Rothschild. He graduated from the William S Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada- Las Vegas in 2009.  After law school, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Mike Nakagawa, Judge Bruce Markell and Judge Gregg Zive of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.

Gordon was a business owner in the transportation industry before going to law school.  His family includes his wife, Alicia, and four boys.  He enjoys camping, hiking, skiing and gardening.