Matt Ferris

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2004, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of Law Reform

B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2001

Admissions

Texas, 2004

Court Admissions

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 Eastern District of Texas

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

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Profile

Matt Ferris is a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group. Matt has more than 10 years of experience in the areas of corporate restructuring, debtors’ and creditors’ rights, and insolvency proceedings.

Matt represents clients in all aspects of business restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, including representing secured lenders, debtors, unsecured creditors, bondholders, indenture trustees, landlords, equipment lessors, and purchasers of distressed assets both in and out of court. Matt also has significant experience in bankruptcy litigation.

Matt was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2012-2017.

Court Admissions

  • 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 Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Featured in Texas Rising Stars 2017

Haynes and Boone lawyers once again maintained a strong showing in the recently released Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory, with 41 lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition.

Growth

Three Experienced Bankruptcy Practitioners Move to Haynes and Boone

Three Experienced Bankruptcy Practitioners Move to Haynes and Boone

The Haynes and Boone, LLP bankruptcy practice has attracted the services of three new partners, Eli Columbus, Matt Ferris and Frasher Murphy, who have established celebrated practices in Dallas and throughout the country.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Family Outreach Dallas; Immediate Past President, Board of Directors
  • John C. Ford American Inn of Court
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers

Selected Client Representations

  • Counsel to the agent bank for a $200 million syndicated credit facility in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of an oil and gas exploration and production company in Oklahoma City.
  • Counsel to the agent bank for a $83 million syndicated credit facility in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of an oil and gas exploration and production company in Houston.
  • Represented the landlord in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case and sale of luxury hospital.
  • Counsel to the majority equity owner and senior secured lender holding secured claims in excess of $61 million in the Chapter 11 cases of an owner and operator of a chain of orthodontic clinics.
  • Counsel to secured creditor with claims in excess of $76.5 million in the Chapter 11 cases of an international shipping company.
  • Counsel to the agent bank for a $46 million syndicated credit facility in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a coal company in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Represented rehabilitation hospital group in its wind down and liquidation through chapter 7.
  • Represented secured lenders in homebuilder bankruptcy cases filed in Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, and Texas.
  • Extensive representation of secured lenders in single asset real estate cases.

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