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Ryan A. O’Connor

713.255.8883

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EDUCATION
South Texas College of Law Houston, J.D. 2015
Texas Tech University, B.B.A. 2012
PRIOR EXPERIENCE
The Gibson Law Firm, 2015-2016
BAR ADMISSIONS
State of Texas, Admitted 2015
Southern District of Texas
Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
MEMBERSHIPS
Houston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
Houston Young Lawyers Association, Leadership Academy
Houston Young Lawyers Association, Mentorship and Transitions Committee
Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
American Bar Association

Ryan is an associate in the financial restructuring group of Okin Adams. His practice focuses on counseling chapter 11 debtors, creditors, post-confirmation trustees, and distressed asset purchasers in reorganization proceedings and § 363 sales across a wide range of industries. He also represents clients in adversary proceedings and bankruptcy appeals before the bankruptcy courts, district courts and the Fifth Circuit. Ryan strives to maximize value for his clients by helping them navigate the fast-paced chapter 11 environment and unique challenges that come with each case.

Ryan earned his J.D. from South Texas College of Law Houston. While in law school, he served as a Senator in the Student Bar Association and was a member of the school’s transactional competition team. Ryan also worked as a judicial intern to the Honorable Reed C. O’Connor, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys golf, personal fitness, spending time with his friends and family, and playing with his German Shepherd, Cy.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE:

  • Counsel to the Debtors, Castex Energy 2005 Holdco, LLC, et al. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtors, Aztec / Shaffer, LLC, et al. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtors, Freedom Oil & Gas, Inc., et al. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtors, Brahman Resource Partners, LLC, et al. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtors, KP Engineering, LP, et al. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Litigation & Liquidating Trustee, Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtors, Galveston Bay Properties, LLC, et al. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Teton Buildings, LLC (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Urban Oaks Builders LLC (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtors, Erin Energy Corporation, et al. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Stalking Horse Bidder, Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc., et al. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtors, High Country Transportation, Inc., et al. (N.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Debtor, Gulf Coast Maritime Supply, Inc. (S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to the Litigation Trustee, Cleveland Imaging and Surgical Hospital, LLC (S.D. Tex.)

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Finding Acceptance: Using Strategic Impairment to Satisfy § 1129(a)(10); ABI Business Reorganization Newsletter; June 2017; Reprint in Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable; October 2017

Unplugging the Fifth Circuit’s Abandonment Problem: A Reexamination of the Midlantic Exception in Offshore E&P Cases, Tulane Environmental Law Journal, Volume 31, Issue 1 (Winter 2017).

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