Charismatic attorney who undertakes simple and complex cases with a legal background in complex bankruptcy, real estate, business litigation and personal injury matters. Excels at developing a positive rapport with clients and other professionals gaining and maintaining their trust and loyalty. Substantial experience in drafting and arguing motions in federal and state court, negotiating settlements, and taking depositions. Strategic, dynamic and motivating leader undaunted by a fast-paced setting. Uncompromising integrity while achieving objectives by employing a successful "tough as nails, but warm as toast" approach.
Talented Multi-Tasker l Detail-Oriented l Flexible Thinker l Creative Self-Starter l Strategic Litigation Planning Successful Negotiator l Quick Study l Complex Problem Solver l Plaintiff's Personal Injury l Quick Study
Effective Communicator l Client Relations and Retention l Synthesizing Complex Issues for Presentation
Founding Attorney, 05/2013 to Current Law Office of April N. Bonifatto – Las Vegas, NV
Founded law firm as a sole practitioner assisting clients with their legal needs in the areas of personal injury, real estate, business, and bankruptcy litigation in state and federal courts.
Expanded the firm's business into California by serving as a contract/consulting attorney to California law firms assisting in personal injury and business litigation cases by aiding in litigation planning, client development, and settlement negotiations.
Achieves each client's objective, and subsequent development of long-standing client relationships, by employing uncompromising personalized, intelligent, and attentive high quality legal services.
Acquires numerous client referrals and inquiries from previous employers, peers, and alumni networks by developing and maintaining an excellent reputation for integrity, quality work product, and superior client relations.
Created and ambitiously maintain an excellent network of highly experienced legal mentors, colleagues, and business professionals to provide.
Litigation Associate, 01/2011 to 01/2013 Marquis Aurbach Coffing, P.C – Las Vegas, NV
Litigation associate in top local mid-size civil litigation law firm initially selected to work exclusively with a named partner on a $100MM complex real estate litigation matter in first three months of law practice. Responsible for litigating matters within the areas of business, real estate and complex bankruptcy matters. Drafted briefing and presented oral arguments in the U.S. Bankruptcy and Nevada District Courts.
Within first year of practice with the firm, accepted the lead associate position on several matters including a complex commercial real estate bankruptcy litigation matter.
Served as special counsel to the bankruptcy trustee and created a new litigation strategy that uncovered widespread bankruptcy fraud.
Prepared and pursued an adversary complaint alleging thirty-two claims valued at approximately $6MM.
Personally negotiated successful resolution for creditor client in multi-million dollar complex commercial bankruptcy litigation matter by serving as the lead associate and regaining the.
Law Clerk, 10/2009 to 04/2010 Superior Court of California – Santa Ana, CA
Selected and invited to return for another semester as the court's only law clerk responsible for researching and drafting memoranda opinions utilized by her honor to aid in oral rulings and formal written opinions.
Learned an invaluable behind the bench perspective by attending chamber conferences, participating in, and observing judicial reasoning.
Analyzed requests for arrest and search warrants and participated in setting bail amounts.
Succeeded in having a proposed written opinion adopted by the judge on a judicially divided issue.
Assistant Manager of Hotel Correspondence , 04/2005 to 08/2005 Wynn Las Vegas Resort Hotel Correspondence – Las Vegas, NV
Office of the Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations, Assistant Manager of Hotel Correspondence. Selected and responsible for leading the hotel correspondence department within the executive office before and the months after the new mega resort's opening.
Independently prepared a plan and organized a system to accommodate the executive's goal to achieve five-star ratings.
Worked side by side with the Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations to mediate issues in all hotel departments, educate department managers on weak areas, and probationary review of departmental managers.
Developed and organized a temporary method/database to record written communications directed to managers and executives, which streamlined the hotel's immediate need to respond to all communications and resolve customer dissatisfactions.
Produced and presented weekly information and statistic reports for executive management, including Steve Wynn, to enhance the clarity of areas weak in customer service in supp.
Co-Owner, 11/2003 to 01/2011 BP Holdings Inc – Las Vegas, NV
Responsible for analyzing and acquiring real estate investments for both residential and commercial properties, build client and tenant database, initiate new client and business relationships, and maintain company financials.
Reviewed, researched, and drafted proformas and stabilization plans for potential commercial acquisitions and investments.
Within the first two years of the company's origin, took on, organized, and caused the company to profit from three residential investment transactions used to propel the commercial side of the company into profitable transactions.
Generated the company's initial commercial real estate investors by ambitiously networking and cold calling potential investors.
Assisted in drafting operating agreements for subsidiary limited liability companies and drafting, reviewing and negotiating lease and purchase agreements.
Participated in acquiring, developing, and designing the company's corporate office building.
Juris Doctor: May 2010 Whittier Law School -
Bachelor of Science:
Real Estate, finance concentration memberships - accomplishments - interests Nevada State Bar (2010) :
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Deposition Skills Award (2011) Nevada Real Estate License (2002-2005) Member of the American Bar Association International and National amateur ballroom dancing competitor, placing 6th internationally Auditioned for Jeopardy Included in Distinguished Women in Nevada, 2014 Special Edition