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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1989
    • B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1985
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas

Trey Monsour is a shareholder in the Houston and Dallas offices. He has nearly 30 years of extensive insolvency, restructuring, commercial bankruptcy, and workout experience, and counsels debtors, committees, indenture trustees, lenders, private equity, landlords, working interest and royalty owners, strategic and financial buyers, and equity holders.

With a business background, Trey has been actively involved in cases in the retail, restaurant, supplier, manufacturing, health care and energy sectors. Trey has served as national restructuring counsel for a global Fortune 100 corporation. In addition, Trey regularly serves as a court appointed mediator for bankruptcy disputes.

Trey is the sole author of the LexisNexis “Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Module” for Lexis Practice Advisor launched in 2012 and the “Lender Liability Module” launched in 2018. His analyses on the automatic stay and preferences and fraudulent transfers were recognized in Law360 as one of the top ten most popular reads in years 2013, 2014, and 2015 of all the analyses published in those years by Law360. Trey has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers in America in the areas of bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation for the last six consecutive years.

Trey served two consecutive years as course director of the State Bar of Texas Advance Business Bankruptcy Conference and has served five consecutive years as an upper-level student mentor at the University of Houston Law Center. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and was asked to join the Board of Directors for the William P. Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.

  • Represented several Houston-based offshore production and drilling in their chapter 11 cases 
  • Represented Tulsa-based onshore production and drilling company in its chapter 11 case 
  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Dallas-based yellow pages media publisher
  • Represented Houston-based Enron affiliate pipeline and marketing company in its chapter 11 case 
  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in two Houston based Mexican food chains, one Italian chain and one sandwich shop chain
  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in a Houston- based modular home builder
  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Houston- based chemical company
  • Represented Houston-based oil field services company in its chapter 11 case in Houston
  • Represented Houston-based engineering company in its workout in Houston
  • Represented Houston-based oil field services company in its restructuring Represented Dallas-based Hallwood Group, in litigation in the Dallas bankruptcy court that spun out of a merger between Hallwood and an international affiliate
  • Represented Houston-based start-up corrosion prevention technology company in connection with an involuntary bankruptcy case in Houston 
  • Represented Indenture Trustees and collateral agents in connection with six offerings ranging from $140 million to over $1 billion
  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in Plano-based Electric cooperative in its chapter 11 case
  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in Houston- gas marketing company
  • Represented an Australian-based company in the acquisition of oil and gas assets located in New York. Represented a Fortune 500 company in the acquisition of a $200 million energy management company headquartered in Oklahoma City
  • Represents a private equity fund in their acquisition of oil and gas assets and assets in the energy services sector
  • Represented Fortune 100 company as National Bankruptcy Counsel for 20 years
  • Represented Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in REIT case

Bankruptcy Litigation:
  • Represented the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company in bankruptcy litigation brought in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States
  • Represented Norman Oklahoma-based drilling and construction company in protracted litigation over the ownership of drilling rigs in Houston
  • Served as a court appointed Mediator for bankruptcy disputes in Dallas and Houston
  • Represented National Healthcare provider as Landlord and Licensor to multi-unit emergency care centers
  • Represented a global Plano-based telecommunications company in a dispute pending in the Southern District of New York
  • Represented a global Palo Alto, California information technology company in a fraudulent transfer action brought in the Northern District of Illinois
  • Represented a global Houston, Texas based marketing and food distributing company in a large preference lawsuit brought in the District of Delaware
  • Represented world leader of fruit and healthy snacks in preference litigation
  • Represented global company that invents and manufactures technologies in protracted fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Represented yellow pages publisher in protracted fraudulent transfer litigation