Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency


Chambers USA – Texas (2005-2024)

Turnaround Atlas Award – Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year (2017) 

Turnaround Management Association – Large Turnaround of the Year Award (2017)

Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”, published by Woodward/White, Inc. – Bankruptcy and Creditor, Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, National Tier Ranking (2021-2024)

Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”, published by Woodward/White, Inc. – Bankruptcy and Creditor, Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Metropolitan Tier Ranking (2010-2023)

Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”, published by Woodward/White, Inc. – Litigation – Bankruptcy, Metropolitan Tier Ranking (2010-2024)




  • Health Care Representation

    Represented Texas Health Resources in its $116.5 MM acquisition of Forest Park Medical Center, located in Fort Worth, Texas, through a bankruptcy court auction and sale process. The hospital

  • Insurance Representation

    Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Life Partners Holdings, Inc., filed in the Northern District of Texas. The debtor filed Chapter 11 after entry of a $47 MM judgment in favor of the



Munsch Hardt’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency practice ranks among the largest and most experienced insolvency practices in the Southwest. Our practice has been consistently ranked by Chambers USA – Texas since 2005, as well as regionally every year since 2010 in the categories of “Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law” and in the area of “Litigation-Bankruptcy” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”, published by Woodward/White, Inc. Both our group and individual lawyers are recognized for their impressive track record and breadth of experience.  

On behalf of our clients, we regularly participate in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings in Texas and throughout the United States involving sophisticated and complex legal matters. The team represents all major constituencies in bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency matters, including:

  • Ad Hoc and Official Committees
  • Landlords
  • Asset Purchasers
  • Lenders and Lender Groups
  • Bondholders and Indenture Trustees
  • Post-Confirmation Trustees and Plan Agents
  • Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustees
  • Receivers
  • Debtors
  • Secured Creditors
  • Equity Holders
  • Unsecured Creditors
  • Insurers

Our vast experience encompasses virtually all major industries, specifically including energy, health care, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, transportation and utilities. 

Why We're Different

Our Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency practice team consists of seasoned professionals who are fully versatile both in and out of the courtroom. The leaders in the group have been through several economic cycles, which helps them to better understand and address the challenges businesses face when operating under demanding economic conditions. They are adept at every facet of the bankruptcy and restructuring process. Clients appreciate our in-depth knowledge of matters and our ability to anticipate the positions that will be taken by opposing parties and the court, or other decision-makers. This insight allows our clients to better evaluate possible outcomes, develop strategies, assess risks and ultimately plan for the future.

In addition, we strive to use smaller, focused teams of experienced professionals, rather than larger groups of transitory attorneys, to provide clients with excellent results. This approach is not only cost-effective, but it also makes it easier for our clients to know the attorneys working on their matter.

For a brief summary of some of the matters on which the attorneys in the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency group have worked, please see the following: