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Neal D. Gidvani

Banking Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 6 years
    New Mexico - NM 9 years
    Illinois - IL 13 years
    Nevada - NV 14 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Neal

Learn Neal’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Banking
    Represent large financial institutions and individual investors handling all matters related to creditor rights including; foreclosure, unlawful detainer, bankruptcy, and breach of contract litigation.

    14 years

  2. Business
    Represent several emerging technology and real estate companies in all matters related to business development and formation including contract review, employment agreement, licensing, compliance and unemployment appeals.

    14 years

  3. Debt and lending agreements
    Advise clients on debt and lending agreements and provide businesses with private equity sources for further business development.

    14 years

  4. Mediation
    Appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court as a mediator for the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program.

    14 years

Neal Gidvani is currently Chief Operating Officer for Sun Genomics, Inc. located in San Diego, California and no longer engages in the practice of law.  Sun Genomics is a microbiome health company creating custom formulated, precision probiotics through the combined application of genomics, bioinformatics, and microbial physiology. Our product, Floré, is the only one offering state-of-the-art whole genomic testing and precision probiotics fully customized to a person’s gut microbiome. This platform has applications to solve specific issues in areas of infant health, chronic conditions, and food allergies - empowering individuals to manage and augment their microbiome for the first time.

Prior to joining Sun Genomics, Mr. Gidvani previously practiced as Senior Counsel in the Banking & Finance practice group of Greenspoon Marder in Las Vegas, Nevada. Neal has several years of experience representing financial institutions and investment groups with all matters related to foreclosure including; mediation, regulatory compliance and general litigation. Additionally, Mr. Gidvani assisted Greenspoon Marder in developing its regulated substances practice on the west coast as he has spent the last few years working with state and local officials representing clients develop businesses related to the cannabis industry. 

The Nevada Business Magazine named him as a member of the Legal Elite in Southern Nevada and was  listed every year as a Rising Star in the Super Lawyers Magazine for banking and real estate attorneys from 2013 and 2018.

Prior to joining Greenspoon Marder, Mr. Gidvani maintained his own practice, Silvestri Gidvani, P.C.  At Silvestri Gidvani, P.C., Mr. Gidvani worked with large financial institutions, technology star-ups, constructions managers and private equity firms advising on issues of federal and state compliance, contract disputes and foreclosure actions.

Mr. Gidvani graduated from the The University of Iowa College of Law with honors in 2008.  During law school, he served as a writer for the Iowa Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems and was awarded the Sandy Boyd University of Iowa College of Law Non-Profit Service Award.  Prior to obtaining his law degree, Mr. Gidvani earned his B.A. in International Studies and B.S. in Political Science from The University of Iowa.


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Posted by Carletta | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the good guys
Neal helped me with my Unemployment Hearing after I was denied Unemployment Benefits by my former employer. It was one of the scariest things I ever went through and I can say having Neal by my side made all the difference. I WON at the hearing and actually got a decision the same day! My claim was paid 3 days later. I know it usually doesn't happen so quickly, but with God and Neal on my side it all worked out for me. I would never have any other attorney, ever, Neal Gidvani knows the system and understands how to help.
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Posted by Veronica | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Neal handled my issue with professionalism and remained patient with my repeated questions. He kept me calm and focused. He spent considerable time on my case and I am so appreciative. We had a positive outcome and I believe hiring him affected the outcome.
Posted by Sheldon | May 19, 2013
Unemployment Benefits
Thanks to Neal I was able to get my unemployment benefits. He was always very professional and very calm and cool when I wasn't. Very smart attorney! I highly recommend Mr. Gidvani.
Posted by Chemene | March 4, 2013
Jewel of a find!!!
Neal handled a very difficult legal issue for me. I was dealing with extremely difficult people and it stressed me out. Neal was always calm, cool, and professional. He talked me down "off of a ledge" many times. I still consider him my attorney.


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Work Experience

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Sun Genomics, Inc.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Greenspoon Marder, PA
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Of Counsel
  • Malcom & Cisneros, A Law Corporation
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Silvestri Gidvani, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Pite Duncan, LLP San Diego, Ca
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • University of Iowa
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Suburban Bank and Trust Company v. Lawrence W. Sisk et. al.
  • Successful resolution.
  • In the Matter of the Estate of Harold Lloyd Robertson
  • Successful settlement


  • New Mexico State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • ADR - Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • 2012
  • One Hundred Hours Club Pro Bono Award
  • Congressional Recognition
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Project 100 Hour Club 2009
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • 2009
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  • Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems
  • The Peaceful Resolution of Kashmir: A United Nations Led Effort for Successful International Mediation and a Permanent Resolution to the India-Pakistan Conflict
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • United Trustees Association Annual Conference - Berkeley, California
  • Case Law Update - Nevada, Utah, Texas, Arizona
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (13)
Endorse Neal
Unknown Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Neal is a very intelligent and experienced attorney. Neal is widely known for his compassion and dedication."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I mediated over 100 cases through the State of Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program against Neal. Although Neal represented the financial institutions, he showed compassion to the homeowners and worked beyond all expectations to negotiate home retention options. Neal seemed to truly care about the homeowners. In addition to his fine demeanor, Neal is eminently knowledgeable in his field. I had one court argument against him and have observed him argue several more. He is well-spoken and I personally have never seen him lose in court. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Neal (along with his partner Phillip Silvestri) is my law firm's go-to lawyer in Las Vegas. Neal is whip-smart, efficient, and relentless in representing his clients. In short, he is a truly terrific lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Neal. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Mediation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have participated with Neal in various foreclosures. He is always prepared and is excellent. I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have participated in numerous foreclosure mediations, representing homeowners, with Neal as the lender's attorney. Put simply, no lender's attorney is more prepared for mediation. This quality of representation has become standard for all the attorneys at Neal's firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neal runs a very high quality foreclosure practice representing lenders. He is not only a zealous advocate, but also fair to homeowners. He is one of the most knowledgeable foreclosure lawyers in Las Vegas."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Neal is a great attorney that works diligently to support his clients. Neal is an honest, hard-working attorney who works hard to fix his clients' issues. He's a great listener and anytime I've referred a client to him, they always speak positively of Mr. Gidvaniand his friendly staff."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I know Mr. Gidvani through his role as mortgage lenders' counsel at foreclosure mediation hearings. I am the homeowners' legal counsel. I have done hundreds of these mediations and I can assure you that Neal and his partner, Phil Silvestri, are the best mortgagee attorneys I have come across. Neal is well versed in the program's rules, the bank's internal loss mitigation programs and procedures, and both state and federal loan modification and short sale programs. Not only does Neal possess the factual knowledge to represent his client's interests well, but he is also a tenacious advocate of his clients' rights and interests. Although I know I'm always in for a battle when I see Neal on the other side of the table, I have the utmost respect for him as a professional. I would not give it a second thought to recommend Neal as an attorney to any friend or family member of mine."
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgable on the subject matter. Very professional."
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