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Dawn Cica of Carlyon Cica Chtd. Selected to ABI’s Board Of Directors

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Dawn Cica of Carlyon Cica Chtd. (Las Vegas) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 2010, Cica is the co-chair of ABI’s Asset Sales Committee and a member of the Business Reorganization, Claims Trading, Health Care, International, Secured Credit and Unsecured Trade Creditors Committees, and she is a frequent speaker at ABI events. She will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors.

A partner at Carlyon Cica, she has more than 30 years of experience working on transactions of all types, including transactional aspects of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights such as strategic resolutions, workouts, restructurings, settlements, debtor-in-possession financings and asset purchases/sales. Cica has been involved in many influential Nevada bankruptcies in various industries, including the Aladdin Resort, Station Casinos, Riviera Hotel & Casino, Jerry’s Nugget, Las Vegas Monorail, Lake Las Vegas, South Edge, Consolidated Resorts, Viansa Winery, Tower Homes, Village at Centennial Springs, CommPartners, Global Axcess, MEGO Financial, Integrated Financial Associates, USA Capital, Rodeo Creek Gold, Martifer Solar USA, Nevada Cancer Institute, Cal-Neva Lodge, LLC, New Cal-Neva Lodge, LLC, Nevada Gaming Partners, LLC, John Ritter, DC Solar, and Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino. She has also participated in bankruptcies and assignments for the benefit of creditors in California and New York.

Cica received her B.S. from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1984, and her J.D. in 1987 from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. She has received numerous industry and peer recognitions, including the National M&A Advisory Award for Real Estate Deal of the Year – Chapter 15 Sale of the Veris Gold Mine (2015), and as Nevada and Top 50 Women Mountain States Super Lawyer.

The complete list of directors and officers is available at


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