Portrait of Leslie Godfrey

Leslie Godfrey

Attorney

  • 702.608.3720
  • counsel@hone.law
  • Nevada Office
  • Practice Areas:

    Commercial & Business Litigation, Commercial Lending & Creditors Rights, Construction Contract Litigation, Product Design Defect Liability Litigation, Corporate Shareholder Disputes, Litigation Avoidance Counseling
Leslie is a seasoned commercial litigator who, prior to joining the firm, was a BigLaw partner. She has fifteen years’ experience representing sophisticated business and property owners, contractors, lenders, and investors from around the country on Nevada-related legal issues. Juggling the complexity of many moving pieces, she helps clients narrow their focus and pursue targeted litigation strategy. Her strength as a legal professional is matched by her zeal for adventure; she has sailed over 23,000 ocean miles across both the South Pacific and Indian Oceans as a member of a two-person crew aboard her own 40-foot sailboat. Whether sailing up a river in Borneo to visit wild orangutans, standing with her toes on the edge of an active volcano in Vanuatu, or advising clients on their next best move, her ability to navigate risk and achieve long-term objectives is nothing short of impressive. You may follow her adventures at oddgodfrey.com/oddlog.
Education
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney School of Law, JD 2006
  • University of Utah B.A., 2003
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
  • Utah
Acknowledgments
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers: “Rising Star,” 2009-2015
  • Nevada Business Magazine:
    • 2011-2013 “The Silver State’s Top Attorneys”
    • 2012-2013 “Legal Elite”
    • 2010-2015 “Up & Coming”
    • 2010-2015 “50 Best Up & Coming Attorneys”
    • 2010-2011 “20 Best Up & Coming Attorneys”
Professional Involvement
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
Prominent Assignments
  • Representation of large lending institutions and loan aggregation entities navigating Nevada’s foreclosure, leasing, bankruptcy, restructuring, deficiency judgment, collections procedures, and home-owners association laws.
  • Representing general contractors in multiple construction litigation matters, including defense of warranty claims on development-wide homeowner associations, design flaw and contract disputes for commercial towers, change-order disputes on commercial towers, hotel towers, and residential developments.
  • Representation of large sporting equipment and medical equipment manufacturers defending product liability lawsuits.
  • Representation of corporate or limited liability business entities during shareholder and business restructuring disputes.
  • Advise large and small businesses regarding tactics they should implement in shareholder contracting, service contracting, real estate purchase and leasing, merger and acquisition processes to avoid litigation.
Representative Clients
  • Zions First National Bank
  • Colony Financial
  • Bank of America
  • Cannondale Sports Group, Inc.
  • Holt’s Pharmacy, Inc.
Community Involvement
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • Patron and Former Board Member for Henderson Symphony Orchestra
  • Nevada Yacht Club, Member
  • Ocean Cruising Club, Member
Publications / Presentations
  • Co-Author “Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies That ‘Consideration Paid’ by Successor Note-Holders Can Limit Recovery in Deficiency Actions” GT Client Alert, March 2015
  • Co-Author, “Lenders’ Rights Under Threat in Nevada: the Nevada Supreme Court Rules That Homeowners Association Liens Can Extinguish First Deeds of Trust” GT Client Alert, December 2014
  • Lecturer, “Initial Case Analysis”, GT Hoffman Training Institute, August 2014
  • Co-Author, “Nevada State Law of Guaranties,” Survey of Guaranty Law, American Bar Association, 2012
  • Co-Author, “Nevada Assembly Bill 273: Nevada Passes Legislation Adversely Affecting Lenders,” GT Client Alert, June 2011
  • Author, “Single Asset Real Estate Bankruptcy Filings and Pitfalls,” Communiqué, March 2011
  • Lecturer, “Short Sale Procedures,” Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures, National Business Institute, October 5, 2010
  • Author, “Common Interest Community Reserve Funding Requirements: A Mandate That Cannot be Funded,” Communiqué, April 2009