​Martin is a member of our Finance, Real Estate, and Restructuring Practice Group.  He focuses his practice on Public Finance and Bankruptcy and Restructuring.  

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Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Texas: Northern, Eastern
    • Colorado: District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 1st Circuit
    • 3rd Circuit
    • 5th Circuit

Civic Involvement

  • Texas International Theatrical Arts Society, Board Member
  • Rice University, Association of Rice Alumni, Board of Directors
  • Advisory Board for Jewish Studies Program, Chair
  • Initiative for Students Commision, Member


  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas), 2014-2021
  • Chambers Global, Leading Bankruptcy/Restructuring Lawyer, 2010-2016
  • Who's Who Legal, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2016, 2018-2021 (Published by Law Business Research, Ltd.)
  • BL Rankings, The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Dallas/Fort Worth), 2020
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2006-2022
  • Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers®
    • Bankruptcy: Business, 2003-2019
  • Lawdragon 500
    • Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyer, 2020, 2022

Education & Honors

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983
    • Order of the Coif
    • Associate Editor of Texas Law Review.
  • Rice University, B.A., Biology, 1976


  • Led representation in several major chapter 11 debtor cases including SemGroup, Crescent Resources, Texas Rangers Baseball Partners, Blockbuster and Dallas Stars, and co-led representation of Enron and Pilgrim’s Pride.  
  • Led the restructuring of Georgia Proton Treatment Center, culminating in the completion and opening of Emory Proton Therapy Center at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
  • Represented The Western Company of North America, Zale Corporation, MCorp, Edison Brothers Stores, Inc., and PennCorp Financial Group, Inc. in Chapter 11 cases.
  • Led representation of Sulzer Orthopedics in its class-action product liability settlement which allowed that company to avoid seeking relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Led representation of acquirors of Synagro Technologies, Option One Mortgage, Fitz & Floyd, Trenwick America and the Specialty segment of International Shipholding Corporation.
  • Represented US ONE Communications Corp., Heartland Wireless Communications, Verado Holdings and Hedstrom Corporation in chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented statutory creditors’ committees for First Republicbank Corporation, Texas American Bancshares, National Gypsum Company and New Valley Corporation.
  • Led representation of major financial institutions and other creditors in a number of cases including The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Powerwave Technologies, First Magnus, Harbor Financial Group, FirstPlus Financial Group, Genesis Physicians Practice Association, Mirant, Senior Living Properties, Williams Communications and Covad, as well as in numerous out of court restructurings.

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