August 2, 2017
Monsour to work from firm’s Dallas and Houston offices

National law firm Polsinelli is expanding its footprint in Texas with the addition of Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring shareholder Trey A. Monsour. An accomplished attorney representing clients in industries such as energy, manufacturing, retail, restaurants and healthcare, Monsour will jointly office in Dallas and Houston. 

“Trey’s extensive knowledge in workouts and restructurings will enhance our firm’s capabilities in bankruptcy work and will deepen our ability to serve as a resource to clients,” said Chris Ward, co-chair of Polsinelli’s national Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice. “He has considerable experience, particularly in the energy sector, and will be instrumental in growing our Houston office while simultaneously playing an integral role in expanding our existing practice in the Dallas office.”

With more than two decades of experience, Monsour understands the complexities of restructuring troubled businesses, workouts, and commercial bankruptcy cases for both debtors and creditor constituencies, including committees, indenture trustees and agents, and senior lenders and buyers. Whether on behalf of a Chapter 11 debtor, an official committee of unsecured creditors or a party in bankruptcy litigation, Monsour always takes a practical, hands-on approach. 

“Polsinelli has a strong work ethic and is nationally ranked by BTI Consulting Group in the top ten law firms for superior client services, which was a major driving force in my decision to join the firm,” said Monsour. “I have personally seen the respect that clients and colleagues at other firms have for the Polsinelli name and reputation, and for the highly regarded attorneys who work alongside me every day. Both the Houston and Dallas offices are poised for continued strategic growth to the firm’s core practice areas. I’m looking forward to extending Polsinelli’s reach in the Texas market.”

Well-regarded for his insights related to bankruptcy matters, Monsour is frequently featured in both local and national publications. His 2014 article, “The Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy,” is repeatedly featured on Law360’s list of most-read expert analyses, claiming the number six spot in 2016. He has also authored articles for LexisNexis’ Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Module for Lexis Practice Advisor, an instructive legal information resource that covers key topics of bankruptcy transactions. 

Recently, Monsour was invited to serve on the 2018 advisory board of the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs alongside former Governors William P. Hobby and Mark White. Monsour served six consecutive years on the board of trustees of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, and two consecutive years as course director of the State Bar of Texas Advance Business Bankruptcy Course. He also served three consecutive years as an alumni upper-level student mentor at the University of Houston Law Center.

Monsour earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration at The University of Texas at Austin.