Shari L. Heyen: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Shari L. Heyen

Shareholder
Houston,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone713.374.3564

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 713.374.3564
Fax: 713.374.3505
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Shari-L-Heyen
 
University Oklahoma Christian University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1984; University of Oxford, Oxford, England
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1990
 
Admitted1990, Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; Supreme Court of the United States
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Commissioner Judge for City of Houston, Houston Police Officers' Civil Service Commission (appointed by Mayor of Houston), 2008-2014

•Faculty Member, Norton Bankruptcy Institute, 2009-2012

•Board of Directors, Association of Women Attorneys for the Houston Bar Association, 2005-2007

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Born1961
 
Biography

Shari L. Heyen has experience in complex bankruptcy, restructuring, insolvency and complex commercial litigation matters. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has represented numerous creditors' committees, debtors, bank groups, acquirers and other significant constituencies in national Chapter 11 cases and workout proceedings, including complex oil, gas and energy cases. Shari has broad experience in the prosecution and defense of fiduciary litigation, foreclosures, real estate, oil and gas, health care, receiverships, turnover and commercial litigation matters.

Areas of Concentration

•Litigation Commercial

•Bankruptcy

•Creditors' rights

•Corporate reorganization

•Business restructuring

•Energy, oil and gas

•Real estate insolvency

•Health care insolvency

•Foreclosures and workouts

Awards & Recognition

•Listed,TheBest Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2010-2014

Texas' Best Lawyers, 2010-2013

•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers , Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Texas Super Lawyers, 2004-2013

Corporate Counsel(Business Edition), Top Attorneys in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights, 2009-2013

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Clerkship

•Law Clerk, Hon. Randolf F. Wheless, Jr., Chief Judge for the Southern District of Texas, the Honorable Manuel D. Leal and the Honorable Karen K. Brown

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

•Shari has written articles on international bankruptcy proceedings and the protection of creditors in insolvency proceedings, and has lectured on various real estate, banking and bankruptcy topics. She frequently lectures on various bankruptcy, litigation and restructuring topics.

•Author, Contract-Assumption Defense Can Aid Creditors,Texas Lawyer,April 2011

•Author, Transnational Bankruptcy Proceedings: Making Sure Creditors Worldwide Get An Equitable Recovery,Currents: International Trade Law Journal, Summer 1996

Lectures

•CLE Speaker, Hot Topics in Bankruptcy and Claims Litigation, HPA Annual CLE, Galveston, TX, May 3, 2013

•CLE Speaker, Bankruptcy Litigation, Norton Bankruptcy Institute, February 2012

•CLE Speaker, Drafting Disclosure Statements and Chapter 11 Plans, Norton Bankruptcy Institute, April 21, 2011

•CLE Speaker, Liquidating Trusts, Norton Bankruptcy Institute, February 27, 2011

•CLE Speaker, Drafting Disclosure Statements and Chapter 11 Plans, Norton Bankruptcy Institute, February 26, 2011

•CLE Speaker, First Day Motions and Orders in Complex Chapter 11 Cases, Norton Bankruptcy Institute Seminar, April 15, 2010

•CLE Speaker, Association of Women lawyers, Bankruptcy Basics, Houston, TX, March 2004

•CLE Speaker, Association of Probate and Tax lawyers, The Bankruptcy Practice Houston, TX, October 2002

•CLE Speaker, Texas Association of Bank Counsel, A Practitioner's View of Oral Argument Before the Texas Supreme Court, Austin, TX, faculty, October 2001

•In-House CLE Speaker, Successful Workout for the Failed Dot Com, July 2001

•CLE Speaker, The Bankruptcy Code and Its Impact on Leases, CLE International, Austin, TX, faculty, January 2001

•CLE Speaker, The Implications of the Proposed Bankruptcy Code Changes on Leases, CLE International, Austin, TX, faculty, October 1999

Miscellaneous

•Participant, 2006 Bankruptcy Law Roundtable,Texas LawyerRoundtables,Houston, TX, October 3, 2006

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

09.19.13 19 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2013 Texas Super Lawyers

08.19.13 25 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America

11.05.12 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' in Two Bankruptcy Categories by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

09.24.12 24 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

09.13.10 Sixteen Greenberg Traurig Texas Shareholders selected as Super Lawyers by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine

09.07.10 Greenberg Traurig Texas Shareholders Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

09.21.09 14 Greenberg Traurig Texas Shareholders Selected by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine

07.20.09 Greenberg Traurig Texas Shareholders Selected By Super Lawyers

10.30.08 14 Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Selected by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine

03.08.07 Greenberg Traurig Hosts Texas Women's Initiative Events at The Houstonian

Published Articles

12.01.06 Abandonment or Spoliation? The Risks of Abandoning a Debtor's Records

 
Reported CasesCounsel for Ameriquest Mortgage in case of first impression involving the interpretation of the Home Equity Amendment to the Texas Constitution. These decisions are reported at Doody v. Ameriquest Mortgage Co. , 49 S.W.3d 342 (Tex 2001); Doody v. Ameriquest Mortgage Co. , 242 F.3d 286 (5th Cir. 2001).; Counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC, et al.; Counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, Bigler Petrochemical, et al.; Counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, Renaissance Hospital Grand Prairie, Inc., et al.; Counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center Corporation.; Counsel for the Official Committee of Administrative Claimants, LTV Steel, Inc.; Counsel for Chapter 11 debtor, PS America, Inc.; Counsel for Chapter 11 debtor, Universal Automotive.; Counsel for Chapter 11 debtor, CSC Steel.; Counsel for Chapter 11 debtor, Glasstech Holding Co., et al.
 
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Shari L. Heyen

1000 Louisiana, Suite 1700
HoustonTX 77002




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