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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

Fielding a strong Houston practice, Bracewell LLP has been particularly active in the energy E&P sector: on the debtor-side the group advised Linc Energy and Venoco on the companies’ Chapter 11 cases and William Wood III alongside Jason Cohen and James McAnelly III (all based in Houston) advised ENI Petroleum as joint venture partner of Quicksilver Resources in Quicksilver’s $1bn Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In addition, New York-based Jennifer Feldsher and Robert Burns assisted Eastern Outfitters with Chapter proceedings and a 363 sale of all assets to SportsDirect. In the restructuring of Puerto Rico, Kurt Mayr, who splits his time between the New York and Connecticut offices, leads representation of QTCB Noteholder Group. Also on the creditor-side, the team acted for Wells Fargo as administrative agent to the first lien bank group in Triangle USA Petroleum’s Chapter 11 case, and in EXCO’s $1.4bn restructuring the group advised the chairman of the board and large shareholder and creditor. Mayr chairs the department, alongside Feldsher and Burns in New York and Wood and Cohen in Houston. Even Flaschen recently retired

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