Greenberg Traurig Adds Bankruptcy Practice to Houston Office
HOUSTON, TX -- June 21, 2006 -- The international law firm Greenberg
Traurig is pleased to announce the addition
Shari L. Heyen,
shareholder, and Jana
K. Terry, associate, to the Texas bankruptcy practice. They
join the Houston office of the firm from of Baker Hostetler.
Heyen has experience in complex commercial litigation matters
and is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a lawyer. Her practice
includes bankruptcy litigation, complex commercial litigation, creditors'
rights and corporate reorganization matters. Heyen has represented
numerous creditors' committees, debtors, bank groups, acquirers
and other significant constituencies in national chapter 11 cases
and workout proceedings. She has significant experience in the fiduciary
litigation, prosecution and defense of fraudulent conveyance actions,
and many other types of contested actions. She also represents insurance
and premium finance companies. Heyen was recently lead counsel for
a publicly traded automobile parts supplier in a complex chapter
11 restructuring case filed in Newark, New Jersey. She currently
sits on the Board of the Association of Women Attorneys for the
Houston Bar Association.
Terry practices in the area of complex commercial litigation
with special emphasis on litigation involving corporate bankruptcies
and creditors' rights. She has experience representing all types
of constituents involved in bankruptcy filings under Chapter 7 or
Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. While representing
committees of unsecured creditors and administrative claimants,
Terry has investigated and litigated claims against corporate directors
and officers, professionals and financial institutions involved
in fraudulent transactions and breaches of fiduciary duties prior
to bankruptcy. She has also represented defendants in preferential
and fraudulent transfer causes of action, potential buyers of bankruptcy
estate assets, individual creditors, and Chapter 11 debtors. In
addition to her federal court practice, Terry has an active practice
in state court representing commercial clients in a broad range
“Shari and Terry have the perfect combination of legal knowledge
and cultural compatibility to expand our Texas bankruptcy practice.
Shari and Jana’s wealth of experience and proven record of success
make them an asset to the firm. The unique blend of business acumen
and entrepreneurial spirit is what makes them a perfect fit for
our firm, “ stated
Clifton Jessup, Managing Shareholder for the Bankruptcy Group.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with 1,500
attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The
firm is ranked seventh on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 listing of the
largest law firms in the U.S., based on number of lawyers.
Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The
Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver,
CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL;
Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA;
Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tokyo, Japan;
Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich,
Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent
law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and
Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices in Tokyo.
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