About Caryn Tijsseling
Ms. Tijsseling is a partner in the firm’s Litigation group. She focuses primarily on construction, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and employment matters.
Construction Litigation. Ms. Tijsseling works with construction subcontractors to protect their assets and interests. She has particular experience securing and enforcing mechanics’ liens. She helps ensure that her clients are in compliance with Nevada statutory requirements, and she pursues foreclosure actions on these liens when necessary. Her bankruptcy experience enables her to successfully represent contractors when projects end up in bankruptcy court. In addition, Ms. Tijsseling advises on green-building issues and LEED certification requirements. She is often involved in negotiating contracts for green-building projects to help her clients mitigate their risk in the project. Her experience also includes complex construction defect matters. She frequently speaks to industry groups on green-building and mechanic’s lien issues.
Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights. Ms. Tijsseling assists banks and other creditors with deficiency actions, collateral recovery, workouts and related matters in state court and bankruptcy court. Recently, she helped a bank in a complex loan workout involving a short sale, new notes, and additional pledges of collateral. Ms. Tijsseling often litigates cases that begin in state court and progress to federal court, including bankruptcy court.
Employment Litigation. Ms. Tijsseling’s employment litigation experience includes advice and counseling on ADA and FMLA requirements, employee handbooks, complex wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements, and similar matters. When necessary, she represents her clients in discrimination actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Pro Bono Practice. Ms. Tijsseling concentrates her pro bono efforts on international human rights issues. In her ongoing work with the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program, she recently helped an Iraqi translator get a U.S. Visa for assisting our armed forces during the war. In addition, she helps Holocaust survivors seek reparations from the German government through Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Previous Experience. Previously, Ms. Tijsseling was with Beckley Singleton, which partnered with Lewis and Roca in 2007. Before that, she worked at Beesley Matteoni, Ltd.
Personal. A lifelong athlete, Ms. Tijsseling has completed six marathons, runs regularly with her golden retrievers, Maple and Charlie, and practices yoga.