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Trey A. Monsour

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Trey Monsour is a partner in the Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group for K&L Gates. He is involved in the firm’s restructuring practice throughout the Southwest region of the United States. Mr. Monsour has offices both in Houston and Dallas and has extensive experience in workouts, restructuring troubled businesses and commercial bankruptcy cases both for debtors, creditor constituencies including committees, indenture trustees and agents, senior lenders and buyers. Mr. Monsour also has considerable bankruptcy litigation experience.

Professional Background

  • Mr. Monsour’s additional experience includes serving two consecutive years as course director of the State Bar of Texas Advance Business Bankruptcy Course, and speaking on bankruptcy issues to law schools, bar associations, trade and specialty group associations.
  • Mr. Monsour has served for four consecutive years as an upper level student mentor at the University of Houston Law Center.


  • Best Lawyers in America – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2015-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America – Litigation, 2015-2017
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2005-2017)
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Association for International Arbitration
Honorary Organizations 
  • Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inns of Court
  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • Judicial Intern for Judge Letitia Clark, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas

Speaking Engagements

  • “Restructuring in the Oil & Gas Sector - Issues Affecting Producers, Operations, Lenders and Equipment Lessors,” Webinar, 2016
  • “Fifth Annual Energy Summit,” Presenter, Dallas, Texas 2016
  • “Talkingpoint: Operational and financial restructuring in the energy & natural resources sector,” Financier Worldwide 2016

Additional Information

  • “Understanding The Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy,” Law360, June 2014, ranked as the #6 most read expert analyses in 2016 by Law360
Energy Sector Experience

Mr. Monsour has been involved in workouts and restructurings in the energy sector since 1999. Here are some highlights of Mr. Monsour’s oil and gas bankruptcy and insolvency experience:

  • Represented Houston-based Midcon Offshore, Inc. in its chapter 11 case in Houston. A plan was confirmed.
  • Represented Tulsa-based Bristol Resources Inc. in its chapter 11 case in Corpus Christi. The company sold in an auction for $25 million over its debt. A plan was confirmed and the company sold its assets to Chaparral Energy.
  • Represented Houston-based Link Energy (f/k/a EOTT Energy Partners) in its chapter 11 case in Corpus Christi. EOTT owned the Texas New Mexico pipeline and was the only Enron affiliated company that did not file bankruptcy in New York. A plan was confirmed and the company sold its assets to Plains All American Pipeline.
  • Represented Houston-based Tri-Union Energy Company in its chapter 11 case in Houston. A plan was confirmed.
  • Represented Houston-based Sharpe Energy, an oil field services company in its chapter 11 case in Houston. A plan was confirmed.
  • Represented Dallas-based Hallwood Group, in litigation in the Dallas bankruptcy court that spun out of a merger between Hallwood and an international affiliate.
  • Represented Houston-based start-up corrosion prevention technology company in connection with an involuntary bankruptcy case in Houston filed by its partner.
  • Represented Houston-based Panaco Offshore in its chapter 11 case in Houston. A plan was confirmed and the company sold its assets to National Offshore LP.
  • Represented Indenture Trustee in connection with over $1 billion Second Lien Notes in SandRidge Energy Chapter 11 case in Houston. A plan was confirmed.
  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in Plano-based CoServe Electric in its chapter 11 case in Plano. CoServe is one of the largest electricity cooperatives in North Texas and surrounding states. CoServe confirmed a plan and unsecured creditors were paid in full.
  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in Houston-based Perry Gas in its chapter 11 case in Houston. Perry Gas was a gas marketing company. Perry Gas wound down its affairs in bankruptcy and unsecured creditors received a sizable distribution on their claims.
  • Represented an Australian-based company in the acquisition of oil and gas assets located in New York. The client was not the successful bidder but ultimately came in to operate the properties.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in the acquisition of a $200 million energy management company headquartered in Oklahoma City.
  • Represents a private equity fund in their acquisition of oil and gas assets and assets in the energy services sector.
  • Provides strategic bankruptcy and insolvency advice to a number of companies in building their energy portfolios.
  • Provides safe harbor advice to a number of clients.
  • Represented the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company in bankruptcy litigation brought in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States.
  • Represented Norman Oklahoma-based Eagle Drilling and Thornton Construction in protracted litigation over the ownership of drilling rigs in a bankruptcy case in Houston.
  • Served as a court appointed Mediator for bankruptcy disputes in Dallas.

Bankruptcy Litigation Experience

  • Represented a global Plano-based telecommunications company in a dispute pending in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented a global Palo Alto, California information technology company in a fraudulent transfer action brought in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Represented a global Houston, Texas based marketing and food distributing company in a large preference lawsuit brought in the District of Delaware. Mr. Monsour also represented that same company as their national bankruptcy counsel in bankruptcy litigation matters throughout the United States.