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Ira Herman

Thompson & Knight LLP

New York, NY, USA


IRA L. HERMAN Partner, New York

Practice Description

Ira L. Herman focuses his practice on the representation of secured and unsecured creditor interests, debtors, committees, purchasers, indenture trustees, and Chapter 11 and 7 trustees in business bankruptcy cases, restructuring transactions, and workouts. He has extensive experience wit corporate governance matters. Additionally, he has regularly been called upon to address insolvency law issues relating to securitized transactions and prosecute commercial litigation regarding debtor and creditor relationships.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in In re Monitor Oil PLC, Case No.07-1 3708, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Represented Indenture Trustee in in re Scotia Pacific Company LLC, Case No. 07-20032,Jointly Administered under Case No. 07-20027, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division
  • Represented Official Senior Secured Creditor and Bond Trustee in In re Viking Offshore (USA) Inc., Case No. 08-31 2 19, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
  • Represented Indenture Trustee in in re Surety Capital Corporation, Case No. 07-45637, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division Empire State Counsel, New York State Bar Association, 2008

Distinctions / Honors
  • Empire State Counsel, New York State Bar Association, 2008


Activities

  • Member, New York State Bar Association; Chairman, Committee on Bankruptcy Law;Business Law Section, 1996-2001 ; Chair, Bankruptcy and Debtor and Creditor Law CLE Programs, 1992-2006
  • Member, The City Bar, Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Member, Steering Committee, NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project (Legal Services for the City of New York)
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute; Bankruptcy Administration Committee; Real Estate Committee
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, St. John's School of Law; Bankruptcy LL.M, Program
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law; Real Estate LL.M. Program
  • Judge, Annual Judge Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition - Quarter Final Round, 2000-2005
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