Mayer, Simon

Simon Mayer

Senior Counsel
RELATED SERVICES

Simon Mayer provides strategic advice, planning and representation to clients in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditor committees, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Trustees and third-party purchasers in a wide variety of insolvency and restructuring related matters, including bankruptcy litigation, corporate reorganization, corporate liquidation and asset sales.

Simon Mayer provides strategic advice, planning and representation to clients in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditor committees, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Trustees and third-party purchasers in a wide variety of insolvency and restructuring related matters, including bankruptcy litigation, corporate reorganization, corporate liquidation and asset sales.

His representation of Creditor Committees in Chapter 11 cases includes:

  • In re Victerra Energy Holding Co., LLC, et al., Case No. 20-32487 (SDTX)
  • In re Yuma Energy, Inc., et al., Case No. 20-41455 (NDTX)
  • In re Sanchez Energy Corp., et al., Case No. 19-34508 (SDTX)
  • In re Vanguard Natural Resources, et al., Case No. 19-31786 (SDTX)

His representation of businesses in their Chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Texas includes:

  • Reorganizing multiple affiliated debtors owning and operating six commercial retail shopping centers and offices located around the Houston metro area. Restructured primary secured debt of approximately $50 million
  • Confirming plan enabling Debtor to complete build out of restaurant and resolve dispute with landlord
  • Completing restructuring of real estate development company with more than $10 million of secured indebtedness

His representation of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustees in bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings trustees includes:

  • Representing Chapter 11 Trustee in ship building case resulting in sale of primary assets for more than $15,000,000
  • Prosecuting over 40 adversary proceedings against preference recipients resulting in more than $1,000,000 in avoided and recovered funds and reduced claims against the bankruptcy estate by approximately $1,900,000

He has represented both secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases, including:

  • In re Southern Foods Groups, LLC, Case No. 19-36313 (SDTX)
  • In re Emerge Energy Services, LP, Case No. 19-11563 (DE)
  • In re PG&E Corporation, Case No. 19-30088 (NDCA)
  • In re Energy XXI, Ltd., Case No. 16-31928 (SDTX)
  • In re Luca International Group, LLC, Case No. 15-34221 (SDTX)
  • In re Milton R. Cutler, Case No. 15-31634 (SDTX)
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston, 2007
    Articles Editor, South Texas Law Review
  • B.A., Philosophy, Trinity University, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • 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
Board Certifications
    • Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Houston Bankruptcy Inns of Court
    • Member, Houston Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star, Bankruptcy (2012-2017)