Abran Vigil

Las Vegas

Abran Vigil focuses on litigation involving real estate, time share and resort memberships and development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and banking, with additional emphasis in trade practice disputes and business torts. He also represents various industry sectors in complex collection matters and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients in post judgment enforcement proceedings.

Abe has substantial experience representing the financial services industry in a variety of actions, including those brought under various federal and state statutes and regulations. His consumer and commercial finance and banking litigation experience includes class action defense, multidistrict litigation, defense of lender liability claims, qui tam actions, and state-level regulatory issues.


Representative Matters

  • Represents a federal receiver appointed to recover assets in connection with a $1.3 billion judgment
  • Represents time share development companies in membership and development disputes and against third parties to enforce various forms of unfair competition laws 
  • Secured a $47 million settlement for a special servicer after an evidentiary hearing to appoint a receiver over a large regional shopping center

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Nevada

Hispanic National Bar Association

American Bar Foundation, Fellow 

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named a Mountain States Super Lawyer (multiple years, including a Top 100 designation)

The Best Lawyers in America, commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation, and real estate litigation, 2008-2021; "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Banking and Finance (Las Vegas), 2018

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Named among Nevada Business Magazine's Legal Elite (multiple years)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Legal Strategies for deals," Trigild Full Lender Conference, October 24, 2019

Speaker, "Mortgage Banking Litigation Update: Trends in the Western Region," Ballard Spahr webinar, July 16, 2015

Moderator, "Servicing Single Family Residential Portfolios," Trigild Spring Lender Conference, Dallas, April 23, 2015


Contributing author, Strategic Alternatives for and Against Distressed Businesses, Thomson Reuters, ongoing edition



Drake University Law School (J.D. 2000, with honors)

University of New Mexico (B.A. 1996)



U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Supreme Court