E. Lee

Morris

Shareholder
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Lee Morris’ practice focuses on complex restructurings, asset acquisitions, controlled liquidations and high-stakes litigation in the bankruptcy and insolvency arena. With more than 20 years of experience, Lee represents a broad range of parties, including debtors, Chapter 11 trustees, lender group agents, ad hoc lender groups and individual lenders, indenture trustees, creditor committees, insurers, receivers, equity holders and directors and officers in a number of different venues throughout the United States.

Lee is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. Ranked by Chambers USA as a “Leader in Their Field” of Bankruptcy/Restructuring every year since 2009, he is a frequent speaker on a variety of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, and regularly serves as part of the faculty for trial advocacy programs sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Lee began his legal career with a two-year judicial clerkship with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (Hon. William Greendyke (retired)).

During his tenure at Munsch Hardt, Lee has served in a number of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer, Managing Shareholder of the Houston Office and as a member of the Management and Compensation Committees.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Chambers USA – Leaders in Their Field, Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Texas (2009-2017)
  • D Magazine – Best Lawyers in Dallas (2007-2009); Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas (2009)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®, Peer Review RatedTM
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Super Lawyers (2008-2017)
  • Woodward/White, Inc. – Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2008-2018); Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Litigation – Bankruptcy (2011-2018)
  • Memberships

    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • American Board of Certification, Business Bankruptcy
    • Chi Phi Educational Trust (Board of Advisors)
    • Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
    • Honorable John C. Ford American Inn of Court (Master)
    • Houston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
    • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Faculty Member)
    • State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section
    • The University of Texas President’s Association
    • Turnaround Management Association
  • Certification

    Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification

Overview

Lee Morris’ practice focuses on complex restructurings, asset acquisitions, controlled liquidations and high-stakes litigation in the bankruptcy and insolvency arena. With more than 20 years of experience, Lee represents a broad range of parties, including debtors, Chapter 11 trustees, lender group agents, ad hoc lender groups and individual lenders, indenture trustees, creditor committees, insurers, receivers, equity holders and directors and officers in a number of different venues throughout the United States.

Lee is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. Ranked by Chambers USA as a “Leader in Their Field” of Bankruptcy/Restructuring every year since 2009, he is a frequent speaker on a variety of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, and regularly serves as part of the faculty for trial advocacy programs sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Lee began his legal career with a two-year judicial clerkship with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (Hon. William Greendyke (retired)).

During his tenure at Munsch Hardt, Lee has served in a number of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer, Managing Shareholder of the Houston Office and as a member of the Management and Compensation Committees.

Experience

  • Debtor Representation

    Served as counsel for an E&P oil and gas company in Chapter 11 proceedings in which an excess of $150 MM in debt was successfully restructured with new capital

  • Debtor Representation

    Served as counsel for one of the then-largest international cotton brokers in successful Chapter 11 plan settlement of claims related to, and wind-down and liquidation of,

  • Lender Representation

    Served as counsel for the agent of a 15-member lender group to a public-private partnership organized to construct a major U.S. toll road. The Chapter 11 plan was

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