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Kurt Mayr

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Financial Restructuring


Kurt was named by Turnaround & Workouts as one of only 12 outstanding young restructuring partners in the U.S. Additionally, he has been named a leading practitioner in the newest edition of the Expert's Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers. He has represented a wide range of parties in domestic and international restructuring/insolvency matters, including creditors, debtors, acquirers and other interested parties in transactions both out-of-court and under court supervision. Kurt's practice focuses upon representing ad hoc and official creditor committees and groups in connection with out-of-court workouts and Chapter 11 proceedings. In addition, his practice has involved representing domestic and foreign debtors and complex commercial/insolvency litigation and trials.


Serves as managing partner of the firm's Connecticut office.


J.D., summa cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, 1998; B.A., University of Vermont, 1994

United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Bracewell LLP is hailed as a ‘top-tier firm in oil and gas’ and has secured engagements in some noteworthy energy company bankruptcies. Of note is the role a Houston team comprising William Wood III and Jason Cohen is playing on behalf of pipeline gatherer Nordheim Eagle Ford Gathering in a contract rejection dispute relating to the Sabine Oil and Gas case that is currently on appeal; the central issue is whether the rights of pipeline gatherers include property rights that cannot be abridged in bankruptcy and the outcome of the dispute will have a significant impact on the restructuring of other oil and gas businesses. Cohen and Wood have been acting as debtor’s counsel in the Energy & Exploration Partners Chapter 11, which listed around $1bn of funded debt, and in the Chapter 11 of Linc Energy in Texas. Stephanie Koo Song from the Houston office is ‘as good as it gets in the oil and gas sector’. In the New York office, Robert Burns has been advising Venoco Inc on a brokered settlement with noteholders to end opposition to efforts to reorganize. Kurt Mayr heads the practice from Hartford.

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