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Candace C. Carlyon

Senior Attorney

Las Vegas

3800 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 500
Las Vegas, NV 89169
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J.D., magna cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, 1985
B.A., magna cum laude, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, 1982
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Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., District of Nevada
U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., District of Nevada
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California
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Candace C. Carlyon

Senior Attorney

Candace Carlyon is a Senior Attorney in our Las Vegas office and founding member of the Carlyon Law Group, PLLC. She has been certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Attorneys since 1994. Ms. Carlyon currently serves as a part time Judge pro tempore for the Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court’s Short Trial Program, and has previously served as a Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge, and as a mediator with the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program. Ms. Carlyon has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of bankruptcy since 1994. Ms. Carlyon has held an AV rating, the highest available, from Martindale-Hubbell since 1989. Her legal experience includes representation of numerous financial institutions, hotels, casinos, creditors’ committees, bondholders’ committees, title companies, real estate developers and investment entities.  She is also a certified mediator through the American Arbitration Association.  Additionally, she is repeatedly recognized by publications such as Nevada Super Lawyers and Mountain States Super Lawyers.


  • Presenter, "The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit," National Business Institute, June 2018
  • Moderator, Bank Chief Executive's Panel, Risk Management Association, April 2018
  • Author, "We Don't Serve Your Kind Here: Federal Courts and Banks Don't Dance sith Mary Jane," Nevada Lawyer, February 2018
  • Program Chair, "Hear Ye, Hearsay," American Nevada Inns of Court, January 2018
  • Presenter, "Gone to Pot: The Latest Developments in Marijuana and Banking," Risk Management Association, September 27, 2017
  • Co-Author, "Bankruptcy Court Permits Environmental Indemnity Claims to Proceed in State Court," Morris Polich & Purdy LLP's Environmental Law Newsletter, April 2017
  • Co-Author, "Environmental Claims Subject to Bankruptcy Discharge Injunction – If Notice was Right," Morris Polich & Purdy LLP's Environmental Law Newsletter, January 2017
  • Presenter, "Collection Law: The Ultimate Guide," National Business Institute, December 13, 2016
  • Presenter, "Marijuana - Don't Bank on It," Risk Management Association (RMA), October 19, 2016
  • Quoted In, "California bankruptcy court rules that five debtors infringed upon creditors' rights to object," Northern California Record, October 18, 2016
  • Debated (pro) on whether a company that sells marijuana legally under state law may use the 363 process to sell its assets, 24th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 9, 2016
  • Author, "'For You, Today': Valuation as Impacted by Proposed Use," Asset Sales - ABI Committee Newsletter, September 2016
  • Author, "HOA Foreclosure Elimination of Recorded Deed of Trust Held Unconstitutional," RMA Newsletter, September 2016
  • Author, "Bankruptcy Courts Should Deny Relief to Debtors Deriving Income From Marijuana Businesses," RMA Newsletter, September 2016
  • Author, "Practice Alert: Bankruptcy Court Cannot Determine Coverage Issues Absent Consent of the Parties," MPP Email Alert, August 31, 2016
  • Presenter, "A View From The Top - A Panel of Bank Presidents," Risk Management Association, May 18, 2016
  • Presenter, "Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures," National Business Institute, April 11, 2016
  • Presenter, "Fear and Loaning in Las Vegas," Loan Collection Seminar, April 2016
  • Presenter, "Basic Bankruptcy for Bankers," Plaza Bank, January 2016
  • Author, "Now Is the Time! ABI Supports Certification with Unveiling of ABC Prep Course," American Bankruptcy Institute, December 2015
  • Author, "ABC Names New Officers, Directors and Emeritus Directors," American Bankruptcy Journal, October 2015
  • Author, "Finally, a Good Year for Lenders," Risk Management Newsletter, Fall 2015
  • Author, "Legal Corner-Finally, a Good Year for Real Estate Lenders," RMA Vegas Voice Newsletter, Fall 2015
  • Author, "Findings of Fact Required to Protect a Fee Order on Appeal," ABI Journal, September 2015
  • Presenter, "Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals," National Business Institute Seminar, June 2015
  • Presenter, "Foreclosure and Loan Workout Bootcamp," National Business Institute Seminar, April 2015
  • Co-Presenter, "Bankruptcy Litigation 101," National Business Institute, April 2015
  • Co-Presenter, "10 Things Real Estate Lenders Need to Know," Risk Management Association, March 2015
  • Co-Author, "Chapter 11 Primer," Clark County Bar Journal-Communique, March 2015
  • Co-Author, ABI Journal, December 2014, "Bankruptcy Courts Deny Relief to Marijuana Businesses"
  • Author, April 2014, "Eagle Decision a Victory for Lenders"
  • Author, Nevada Lawyer, March 2014, "What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Bankruptcy"
  • Author, The RMA Journal, December 2013/January 2014, "Anatomy of an Individual Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case: A Practical Guide for Creditors"
  • Author, November 2013, "Nevada Supreme Court Holds Deficiency Limitation Not Retroactive"
  • Author, National Business Institute, September 2013, "Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures"
  • Author, American Bankruptcy Institute Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, August 2013, "Resolved: Success Fees for Financial Advisors in Bankruptcy Should Be Abolished"
  • Moderator, Risk Management Association, May 2013, "View From The Top – A Panel of Bank Presidents"
  • Author, Nevada State Bar Annual Meeting, June 2012, "Draft it Forward: Bankruptcy Drafting Tips for Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys"
  • Author, Risk Management Association, March 2012, "Advanced Bankruptcy for Bankers"
  • Author, American Bankruptcy Institute Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 2011, "Tell it to Me Straight-Effective Advocacy Tips"
  • Author, Las Vegas Turnaround Management Association of Nevada, April 2011, "Update on Restructuring Issues in Gaming"
  • Author, Risk Management Association, April 2011, "Bankruptcy Basics for Bankers"
  • Author, American Nevada Inns of Court, December 2010, "Update on Bankruptcy"
  • Author, Nevada State Bar, July 2010, "Top Ten Bankruptcy Decisions of 2010"
  • Presenter, Wells Fargo Bank, January 2010, "Nevada Real Estate Law"
  • Presenter, Bank of George, December 2009, "Avoiding Lender Litigation"
  • Author, Risk Management Association, November 2009, "Bankers’ Guide to Loan Modification Agreements"
  • Author, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, October 2009, "Post Confirmation Litigation – The Latest Issues"
  • Program Chair, American Nevada Inns of Court, October 2009, "Nevada Foreclosure Medication"
  • Author, American Bankruptcy Institute Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 2009, "Evidence Litigation Skills Workshop"
  • Author, Nevada State Bar, August 2009, "363 Sales and the Clear Channel Decision"
  • Author, American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Meeting, April 2009, "Resolved: Assets May Not be Sold Free and Clear over the Objection of Junior Secured Creditors (Great Debates)"
  • Author, Nevada America Inns of Court, January 2009, "Bankruptcy Automatic Stay"
  • Author, Risk Management Association, February 2008, "The Ten Commandments of Commercial Loan Collection"
  • Author, Horticultural Credit Council, January 2008, "Creditor Remedies in Bankruptcy"
  • Author, U.S. District Court Conference, May 2007, "Anatomy of a Sanction"
  • Author, Wells Fargo Bank REMAG, September 2007, "The Dirt on BAPCPA; New Bankruptcy Legislation and its Likely Effect on Commercial Loan Foreclosure"
  • Author, Nevada Lawyer, December 2006, "Everybody in the Pool: A day of Jury Duty"
  • Author, Nevada Bar Association, July 2006, "Advanced Collection Strategies"
  • Author, Nevada Bar Association, Volume 27 Number 4, July 2006, "Bankruptcy for Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys"
  • Author, Clark County Bar Association Communiqué, April 2006, "New “Small Business” Bankruptcy Changes Will Impact Most Chapter 11 Filings, "
  • Co-Author, Risk Management Association, April 2006
    • "Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act – It’s Not Just For People Anymore"
    • "How the Recent Amendments Affect Commercial Lenders and Borrowers"
  • Co-Author, Association for Financial Professionals, February 2006, "Top 10 Reasons Lenders Should Love the New Bankruptcy Code"
  • Author, National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, January 2006, "How Lenders Can Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the New Bankruptcy Code"
  • Author, Nevada Lawyer, December 2005, "Reflections of an ECF Guinea Pig"
  • Author, American Bankruptcy Institute, Winter Leadership Conference, December 2005, "Right Without a Remedy? Small Business 11’s Under the 2005 Amendments"
  • Co-Author, Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Volume 14, November 2, 2005, "Pushing the Limits of Section 363 – Is Confirmation Obsolete in the Asset Sale Case"
  • Co-Author, American Bankruptcy Institute, Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 2004
    • "Section 363 and the Path to World Domination; Can All Be Achieved in the Sale Motion?"
    • "Why Your Malpractice Premiums Keep Going Up--Current Ethical Issues for Attorneys and Non-Lawyer Professionals in Bankruptcy Cases"
  • Author, Risk Manager’s Association, March 2004, "Top Ten Strategies for Creditors in Bankruptcy Court"
  • Author, American Bankruptcy Institute, Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 2003, "Putting it all on Black and Other Strategies for Casino Reorganizations"
  • Author, American Bankruptcy Institute, Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 2002, "Mechanics’ Lien Claims in Bankruptcy"
  • Author, Credit Managers Association of Nevada, May 2002, "Bankruptcy Strategies for Credit Managers in Nevada"
  • Author, Sterling Education Services, December 2001, "Creditors’ Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy"
  • Author, United States District Court Conference, May 2001, "Discovering and Managing Clients’ Expectations"
  • Author, American Bankruptcy Institute, September 2000, "Advanced Issues in Automatic Stay Litigation"
  • Author, Robert Morris Associates, April 1999, "Problem Loan Strategies"
  • Author, Clark County Bar Association, March 1999, "Practices in Bankruptcy Court"
  • Author, Nevada Lawyer, January 1999, "Understanding the Secret Handshake: A Bankruptcy Primer for Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys"
  • Author, Credit Managers Association of California, August 1998, "Bankruptcy Basics"
  • Author, National Business Institute, March 1997, "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedures in Nevada"
  • Author, Professional Education Systems, Inc., February 1997, "Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Symposium"
  • Author, Law Seminars International, August 1996, "1996 Advanced Conference on Commercial Real Estate Leases"
  • Author, March 1996, "Commercial Lending in Nevada"
  • Author, State Bar of Nevada, March 1996, "The Bankruptcy Act of 1994: One Year Later"
  • Author, National Credit Managers' Association, December 1995, "The Bankruptcy Act of 1994: One Year Later"
  • Author, Nevada Lawyer, October 1995, "Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast: Bankruptcy Court no Longer Safe Haven for Support Debtors"
  • Author, U.S. Small Business Administration, September 1995, "The Good, the Bad and the Bankrupt"
  • Author, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Spring 1995, "The Bankruptcy Act of 1994"
  • Author, National Business Institute, March 1995, "Commercial Lending"
  • Author, Nevada Lawyer, December 1994, "Bankruptcy Code Overhauled"
  • Author, National Business Institute, December 1994, "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Litigation"
  • Author, National Business Institute, February 1994, "Protection of Secured Creditors' Rights in Bankruptcy"
  • Author, Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys, September 1993, "Discovery in Bankruptcy Cases"
  • Author, National Business Institute, August 1992, "Bankruptcy Litigation Skills in Nevada"
  • Author, Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys, October 1991, "Nevada's One Action Rule"
  • Presenter, State Bar of Nevada CLE, December 1990, "Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure"
  • Author, National Business Institute, July 1990, "Lender Liability in Nevada"
  • Author, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, April 1990, "Fear and Loaning in Las Vegas"
  • Author, National Business Institute, Spring 1989, "Protection of Secured Interests in Bankruptcy in Nevada"
  • Author, Pepperdine Law Review, Summer 1984, "Survey of California Supreme Court Decisions"
Super Lawyers [For twelve years (2007-2018) Candace Carlyon has been named a Nevada Super Lawyer in a survey distributed by Thomson Reuters, a distinction honoring the top 5% of lawyers in the region; Top 100: Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2012 – 2015; Top 75: Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2008; Top 50: Women Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2016, 2018; Top 40: Women Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2010-2012; Top 25: Nevada Super Lawyers, 2008]
The Best Lawyers in America (1994-Present)
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated - Martindale-Hubbell (1989-Present)
Top 1% of Professionals, The American Registry; ALM’s 2015 Women Leaders in the Law
Certified Commercial Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Certification of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Attorneys
Loyola Marymount University: Honors at Admission; Dean's List; Editor, Los Angeles Loyolan; Pi Gamma Mu Social Science Honor Society
Pepperdine University School of Law: Graduated fourth in class; Dean's Merit Full Tuition Scholarship; Pepperdine Law Review; American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts, Real Property, Civil Procedure and Criminal Law
Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Lawyer of the Year in Nevada, Global Law Experts (2017)
Candace Carlyon was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
Member, American Bar Association
Member, California Bar Association
Member, Clark County Bar Association
Member, Nevada Bar Association (1985-Present) (Chair, Education, Bankruptcy Section; Nevada State Bar Disciplinary Committee; Former Chair, Bankruptcy Law Section
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute (Former Chair, Southwest Bankruptcy Conference; Former Chair, Subcommittee of Gaming, Hospitality and Entertainment Venues)
Short Trial judge pro tem
American Nevada Inns of Court (Master)
American Board of Certification of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Professionals [Chairman of the Board (2015); President (2014); Former Chair, Standards Committee, ABI Liaison, Treasurer, and Secretary]
Former President, Las Vegas Risk Management Association
Former Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative, District of Nevada
Former Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge
Mediator, Nevada Residential Mortgage Mediation Program
Member, Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 1993