Amanda M. Perach
Areas of Practice
- Nevada, 2011
- J.D., cum laude, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2011
- B.A., Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 2007
Amanda Perach’s practice has focused primarily on bankruptcy matters. Ms. Perach has represented a wide spectrum of debtors, creditors (including committee representation), and other parties in interest in commercial bankruptcy proceedings.
She attended the University of California, San Diego, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Ms. Perach continued her education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, graduating magna cum laude.
During law school, Ms. Perach was a member of the dean’s list and received six CALI Awards for academic excellence. She mentored first-year law students as a teacher’s assistant to Professor Rebecca Scharf and participated in the Boyd’s moot court team, known as the Society of Advocates (SOA). She was also a staff member of Nevada Law Journal.
Before joining McDonald Carano, Ms. Perach completed an externship in the Clark County Special Public Defender’s office, where she researched and summarized case law for arguments in the Nevada Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. While working with the Special Public Defender, Ms. Perach edited and sherardized appellate briefs, drafted in-house memoranda and prepared motions and bench memoranda for capital offense cases.
Ms. Perach also served as a law clerk at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Children’s Attorneys Project where she drafted pleadings and provided the Judge/Hearing Master detailed analyses of relevant legal issues. As a law clerk, she also performed extensive research pertaining to constitutional issues, criminal, family and administrative law and conducted intake assessments and prepared evaluative memoranda regarding the potential success of cases and claims. Additionally, Ms. Perach created a guide to aid attorneys in an Adoption Review Hearing leading to the adoptions of almost half of the children who had been in the foster care system for more than two years.
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