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Artoush Varshosaz

Fax +1.214.939.5849
Mr. Varshosaz is a partner in the Dallas office of K&L Gates. He advises large and middle market companies to minimize legal risk arising from threatened or pending litigation. Mr. Varshosaz is an experienced litigator with a concentration on complex commercial disputes and bankruptcy litigation. He has significant experience with state and federal law actions, such as breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract, negligence, violation of the various consumer protection statutes, and similar tort, contract, and statutory claims. Mr. Varshosaz also has significant experience with class action defense, alternative dispute resolution and arbitration, and bankruptcy-related actions, such as fraudulent transfers, preferences, involuntary bankruptcy petitions, claim disputes, and adversary proceedings.

Mr. Varshosaz represents a multitude of clients, including Fortune 50 companies, startups, financial institutions, retailers, residential and commercial property owners and operators, energy providers, software developers, commercial tenants, commercial developers, insureds, telecommunications companies, trade vendors, and high wealth individuals in complex disputes in federal, state, and bankruptcy court all over the country.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Varshosaz was an associate at another international law firm.


  • Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2017

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorneys Program - pro bono attorney and office lead
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • United Way Young Leaders Society
  • Dallas Bar and Minority Bar Association
  • The Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
  • Inductee to the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas

Speaking Engagements

Standing to File an Involuntary Petition, presented to firm-wide restructuring and finance practice groups, September 11, 2014.
  • Represented multi-national software development conglomerate in highly contentious proceeding in Texas state court.
  • Represented luxury retailer in arbitration proceeding involving highly-coveted marketing campaign
  • Represented large residential apartment owners and operators in connection with class action disputes under the Texas Water Code
  • Represented medical supply company in connection with class action dispute under California Penal Code regarding call recording
  • Represented developer in high stakes litigation involving commercial development projects
  • Represented major real estate development and management company in connection with multi-party dispute involving $500 million dollar mixed-use development in federal court
  • Represented startup company in connection with its protracted defense of an involuntary bankruptcy petition
  • Represented Fortune 50 food supplier in defense of 8-digit fraudulent transfer and avoidance action in federal bankruptcy court
  • Represented multiple secured lenders in connection with a variety of bankruptcy cases, including those involving related entity bankruptcies
  • Represented Fortune 100 financial institutions in connection with bankruptcy and post-bankruptcy disputes with corporate and individual borrowers and government authorities
  • Represented Fortune 100 telecommunications company in connection with various state law disputes
  • Represented leading global financial institution in connection with litigation involving legacy liability of multi-million dollar commercial real estate project
  • Represented commercial landlords and tenants in connection with pre and post bankruptcy-related disputes
  • Represented critical vendor in connection with international restructuring of major glass producer
  • Represented various parties in complex contract disputes, including insurance companies, technology inventors, and energy companies
  • Represented asset purchaser in bankruptcy of mid-market medical equipment provider
  • Represented trustees and a variety of companies in connection with alleged preferential and/or fraudulent transfers
  • Assisted in the representation of large, copper producing debtor in its complex chapter 11 reorganization
  • Assisted in the representation of subordinated and mezzanine lenders in connection with the bankruptcies of national senior living centers
  • Assisted in the representation of private equity fund in connection with purchase of distressed oil and gas assets