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Martin A. Sosland to be Inducted as a Fifth Circuit Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Martin A. Sosland will be inducted as a fifth circuit fellow into the 29th class of the American College of Bankruptcy. Sosland will be inducted next spring in Washington, D.C.

“This is a great honor for Martin and we congratulate him on this prestigious recognition. He is a valuable asset to our team, and brings deep expertise to our bankruptcy and restructuring practice,” said Don Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow.

The American College of Bankruptcy was formed in 1989 and has more than 800 fellows who are selected by a board of regents upon recommendations from the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit.

The regents select those who meet the following:

  • The highest professional qualifications and ethical standards
  • The highest level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership which demonstrates the likelihood that they will continue to contribute to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency scholarship, continuing education and contributions to the improvement of the bankruptcy and insolvency processes
  • A commitment to fostering and furthering the objectives of the American College of Bankruptcy
  • Sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing and distinguished published writings on bankruptcy practice or insolvency practice, procedure, philosophy, improvements and reforms which demonstrates a consistent contribution to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency literature, education, practice and the overall improvement of the process.

Sosland is a member of Butler Snow’s Finance, Real Estate and Restructuring Practice Group. He focuses his practice on public finance, bankruptcy and restructuring. Sosland has vast experience practicing in the areas of business reorganizations, debtor and creditors’ rights and refinancing and acquisitions of troubled companies. During his more than 30-year career, he has represented a variety of major debtors in high-profile Chapter 11 cases, numerous class-action product liability settlements and statutory creditor representation with an assortment of major financial institutions and restructurings.

Sosland is a member of the Dallas and American Bar Associations and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, Chamber Global, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers, among other publications. Sosland received his undergraduate degree from Rice University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas.

The mission of the American College of Bankruptcy is to honor and recognize distinguished bankruptcy professionals who are qualified for membership in an effort to set standards of achievement for others in the insolvency community and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of bankruptcy practice, including undergraduate and graduate programs related to bankruptcy and insolvency.