Chris Castillo


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Columbia Law School, 2008, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2005-2008

B.A., Rice University, 2004

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2008

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


Chris Castillo is an associate in the Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring Practice Group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. His practice focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency law and related financings, dispositions, acquisitions, litigation and other restructuring transactions. His experience includes the representation of Chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, as well as other parties-in-interest in a variety of business restructuring matters.

Selected Speeches and Publications

  • "KB Toys Highlights Pitfalls for Bankruptcy Claims Buyers," co-author, Law360, December 4, 2013.
  • "Cross Border Insolvency Issues with Mexico,” Lorman Doing Business in Mexico Seminar, August 13, 2013.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition by Thomson Reuters for Business Bankruptcy, 2014-2015

Professional and Community Activities

  • Houston Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section)
  • State Bar of Texas (Bankruptcy Law Section)
  • Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • Turnaround Management Association, Houston Chapter

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Acknowledged in Texas Rising Stars 2015

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers maintain a strong presence in the latest Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory with a substantial group of 31 firm lawyers chosen for inclusion in the 2015 edition.

Published by Thomson Reuters in March 2015

Selected Client Representations

Significant Creditor Representations

  • Represented Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as the prepetition lender and agent, and DIP Lender, in the Chapter 11 cases of Trinity Coal Company in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Represented Rabobank International in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Peak Broadcasting, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Represented Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as the prepetition lender in the involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of South Edge, LLC, a Las Vegas area master planned community.
  • Represented a major American multinational oil and gas corporation in various bankruptcy related litigation matters in various venues across the United States.

Significant Distressed M&A Transactions

  • Represented Ultra Petroleum in the acquisition of assets from debtor The Banning Lewis Ranch Company, LLC.
  • Represented Newfield Exploration Company in the acquisition of assets from Chapter 11 debtor TXCO Resources, Inc.
  • Represented Americas Mining Corporation as the corporate parent and successful plan proponent in a multi-billion dollar, multi-week contested confirmation hearing.

Significant Debtor Representations

  • Represented Pisces Energy, LLC and Palm Energy Partners, LLC, as debtors, in successful the Chapter 11 reorganization of oil and gas operations.
  • Represented ASARCO LLC in post-confirmation claims, substantial contribution and other related litigation following the company's reorganization.

Other Significant Bankruptcy and Restructuring Representations

  • Represented various parties, including debtors and secured and unsecured creditors, in various Chapter 15 bankruptcy cases, cross-border restructurings, and other insolvency situations in Mexico and Canada.

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