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Christopher Adams

713.228.4102

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EDUCATION
Baylor University School of Law, J.D. 1999
PRIOR EXPERIENCE
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Wesley W. Steen of the United States Bankruptcy Court the Southern District of Texas, 1999
Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay, P.C., 1999 - 2000
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 2000 - 2003
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, 2003 - 2007
BAR ADMISSIONS
State of Texas, Admitted 1999
Federal District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
MEMBERSHIPS
American Bar Association
Houston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
The Turnaround Management Association
AWARDS AND HONORS
Thomson Reuters-Texas SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2005-2007

Chris Adams’ practice focuses on corporate reorganizations and restructurings, acquisitions of assets in bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. He has experience representing large, publicly traded entities in their Chapter 11 cases and institutional and corporate creditors in some of the country’s largest Chapter 11 cases to date. His practice also includes general civil litigation in both federal and state courts as well as general business transactions. Chris’ clients have come to appreciate his zealous representation tempered by his practical approach to solving their legal and business problems.

Prior to forming Okin & Adams, Chris practiced at the law firms of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay, P.C. While practicing law at these firms, Chris gained experience in the fields of business reorganization, business transactions and general commercial litigation. Before beginning his law practice, Chris served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Wesley W. Steen of the United States Bankruptcy Court the Southern District of Texas.

Chris has been named a “Texas Rising Star” in surveys conducted by Texas Monthly magazine each year from 2005-2007 and one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine in 2013-2015.


Representative Bankruptcy Experience:

Committee representation:

  • Goldking Holdings, L.L.C.; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (S.D. Tex.)
  • Heritage Consolidated, LLC; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (N.D. Tex.)
  • Circle Supply, LLC; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (S.D. Tex.)
  • Hallwood Energy, L.P., et al.; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and Post Confirmation Trusts (N.D. Tex.)
  • HDD Rotary Sales, LLC; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and Post Confirmation Trust (S.D. Tex.)
  • Shumate Energy Technologies, Inc.; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (S.D. Tex.)
  • ISC Building Materials, Inc.; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and Post Confirmation Trust (S.D. Tex.)
  • Scholl Forest Industries, et al.; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and Post Confirmation Trust (S.D. Tex.)
  • Eagle Geophysical, Inc., et al.; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and Post Confirmation Committee of Creditors (S.D. Tex.)

Debtor representation:

  • Counsel to the Debtor, Cleveland Imaging and Surgical Hospital L.L.C. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, ASR 2401 Fountainview, L.P. et al. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, CryptoMetrics, Inc. (W.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, MDI, Inc. (W.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Yazoo Pipeline L.P./Sterling Exploration & Production Co., LLC (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Alpha Red, Inc. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, CoolSports, Inc. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Cygnus Oil & Gas, Inc. (S.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Amcast Automotive, Inc. (Indiana)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Souper Salad, Inc. (Arizona)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Edinburgh Baseball Club (S.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, JoeAuto, Inc. (S.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Texas Petrochemicals, Inc. (S.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., (Hawaii)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Agrifos Fertilizer, L.P (S.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Venturi Technologies Inc. (S.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Alma Energy Corp./Equinox Oil Company, Inc (Louisiana)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Dow Corning Corporation (Michigan)

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