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Matt Ferris

Matt Ferris is a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group. He has substantial experience across a broad range of financial restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, representing lenders and lender groups, creditors, bondholders, debtors, asset purchasers, and other strategic parties in connection with out of court workouts, complex chapter 11 proceedings, DIP and exit financings, Section 363 sales, and bankruptcy litigation. Matt also has significant experience representing secured lenders, landlords, and other key constituents in health care workouts and bankruptcies.

Matt was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2018-2022, and has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, every year from 2012-2018.

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Selected Client Representations

Counsel to:

  • The administrative agent and DIP agent for a $41 million syndicated credit facility in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of a publicly-traded owner and operator of surgical hospitals in Oklahoma and Texas.
  • The administrative agent for a $200 million syndicated credit facility in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of an oil and gas exploration and production company in Oklahoma City.
  • The landlord and DIP lender in the chapter 11 sale of a luxury hospital facility.
  • 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.
  • Secured lenders and landlords in numerous healthcare provider workouts and bankruptcies, including acute-care hospitals, home health and hospice companies.
  • A secured creditor with claims in excess of $76.5 million in the Chapter 11 cases of an international shipping company.
  • The administrative agent and DIP agent for a $83 million syndicated credit facility in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of an oil and gas exploration and production company in Houston.
  • The administrative agent and DIP agent for a $46 million syndicated credit facility in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a coal company in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • A rehabilitation hospital group in its wind down and liquidation through chapter 7.
  • Secured lenders in homebuilder bankruptcy cases filed throughout the United States.
  • Special servicers and secured lenders in numerous single asset real estate cases.
Professional Affiliations and Engagements
  • 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
Qualifications

Education

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

Court Admissions

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of 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

Press Release
Haynes Boone Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers in America Guide
August, 19 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP had another impressive showing in The Best Lawyers in America directory published by Woodward/White, Inc., with a cross section of lawyers from offices across the country recognized in the 2022 edition. The guide includes more than 100 firm lawyers from the Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Dallas, Dallas-North, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, New York, Palo Alto, San Anto [...]