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Porter Hedges LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

Strong capability in the energy and healthcare sectors. Excels at contentious and noncontentious reorganizations, as well as matters arising from the oil and gas industries. Also advises clients on Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. Represents debtors, creditors, institutional lenders and investors, among others.

Strengths

One interviewee comments: "They are smart, hard-working, very professional and very experienced."

Another reports: "They are very capable, pragmatic and well versed in the latest legal challenges."

A client says of a recent matter: "Porter Hedges successfully navigated these unprecedented and novel obstacles and stayed focused on the goal."

Work highlights

Acted for PetroQuest Energy and affiliated entities in their jointly administered Chapter 11 proceedings.

Notable practitioners

John Higgins has a highly regarded bankruptcy and restructuring practice, representing clients in matters such as Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings.
"John is the consummate professional. He is really good and creative." "He is very good in court and knows the nuances of the law." "John is very smart and commercial. He is a great lawyer who has a great read of the judges and the courtroom."

Joshua Wolfshohl often works on bankruptcy proceedings involving entities in the energy and healthcare sectors.
"He is detailed, highly professional and pragmatic." "Joshua is an excellent lawyer."

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Overview

Creditors and debtors turn to Porter Hedges for resolving problems creatively, effectively, and efficiently. We excel at reorganizations, both out of court and in Chapter 11 cases, and we have handled restructurings for financially distressed enterprises and for healthy companies seeking to recapitalize or restructure their organization and finances. We represent debtors, creditors, trustees, creditors' committees, institutional lenders, and investors in out-of-court debt restructurings, acquisitions and financings, and Chapters 7, 9, and 11 bankruptcies throughout the U.S.

Areas of experience

  • Creditor and Committee Representation
  • Debtor Representation
  • Restructuring and Workouts
  • §363 Asset Purchase and Sale
  • Debtor-in-Possession Financing
  • General Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Trustee Representation

Our attorneys provide experienced guidance in assessing all stakeholder interests, including creditors who want their claims protected or paid promptly and debtors who want to remain viable for the company, its creditors, and its employees. While a consensual resolution is always the desired resolution, when that option is not workable, our lawyers are well prepared to litigate and have substantial litigation experience in bankruptcy courts, federal district courts, and federal appellate courts.

Members

Higgins, John (Head of Department)

English, Eric M.

Johnson, Shane

Power, Aaron J.

Wolfshohl, Joshua

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Porter Hedges LLP

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Department location

1000 Main Street

36th Floor

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77002

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Texas

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


John Higgins
Band 1
Joshua Wolfshohl
Band 3