Our Attorneys

Edward A. Clarkson, III

The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 2008
Texas A&M University, B.B.A. 2005
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, Law Clerk, 2008-2009
Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 2009-2014
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., 2015-2017
Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP, 2017-2020
State of Texas, Admitted 2008
Federal District Court for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
American Bankruptcy Institute
The Turnaround Management Association
Education Chair of the Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section

Edward’s practice focuses on representing debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditors’ committees and general commercial litigation parties.

More specifically, he has in-depth experience with complex chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, complex commercial litigation, insolvency-related litigation, debt restructuring, corporate law, compliance, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

His practice also includes structuring distressed acquisition, financing and real estate transactions, as well as advising clients on insolvency and counter-party risks related to mergers, acquisitions and general corporate transactions.

Edward began his career with a judicial clerkship with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division (Hon. Russell F. Nelms). He was recently listed as a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Creditor/Debtor Rights and Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2022.

Representative Bankruptcy Experience:

  • Counsel to a major midstream party in Sanchez Energy Resources, et al. (S.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Warren Resources, Inc., et al. (S.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, Castex Energy Partners, LP (S.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to secured lender Ameritube, LLC (W.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to the secured lender in CSP Asset, II (W.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Paladin Energy Corp. (N.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to Debtor in 2747 Camelback, LLC
  • Counsel to secured lender in UTSA Apartments 8 (W.D. Tex)
  • Counsel to an auction participant in Texas Rangers Baseball Partners (N.D. Tex)

Published Articles and Speaking Engagements:

  • Co-Author, “Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy ‘Chapter 11 Tool-Kit.’” Thompson Reuters, Continuous update and publication
  • Co-Author, “Cayman Islands and Bermuda Restructuring Laws vs. U.S. Code.” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, April 2018
  • Co-Author, “Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Challenges in Emerging Markets,” Financier Worldwide Magazine, March 2017 Special Report: Emerging Markets – Opportunities and Risk Management, March 2017
  • Co-Author, “Fraudulent Transfer Update: Important Developments on Many Fronts,” 35th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, November 17-18, 2016
  • Co-Author, “The Rise of Structured Dismissals,” 33rd Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, June 23-24, 2016
  • Co-Author, “Utilizing Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code to Combat Fraud,” World Compendium on Asset Tracing and Recovery, December 31, 2015
  • Author, “Is Structured Dismissal a Dismissal of Structure?” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, October 6, 2015
  • Co-Author, “Fifth Circuit Update,” American College of Bankruptcy, Circuit Review and Best Practices Reports,” 2010
  • Co-Author, “Obtaining Approval of Post-Petition Financing, Is Shopping the Financing a Bankruptcy Code Requirement?” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, April 2010
  • Speaker, “Law Clerk Panel,” Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Dallas, Texas, Oct. 2008

Awards and Recognition

  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2022 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2022) in Houston