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Matthias Kleinsasser

ForsheyProstok, LLP
777 Main Street, Suite 1290
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Office: (817) 877-8855

Phone: (817) 877-0135

Email: mkleinsasser@forsheyprostok.com

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Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy Litigation

Career

Matthias Kleinsasser is a partner with Forshey & Prostok and practices in the areas of bankruptcy, business reorganizations and workouts, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Kleinsasser has extensive experience representing clients in high stakes litigation, particularly in bankruptcy court. He has also represented clients in appeals before the Fifth Circuit, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Kleinsasser began his legal career in Fort Worth as a law clerk to the former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge D. Michael Lynn. He then practiced bankruptcy and general commercial litigation with two large law firms in Dallas and Fort Worth before joining Forshey & Prostok.

Representative Bankruptcy Experience (prior to joining Forshey & Prostok):

In re Victory Medical Center Mid-Cities, LP, et. al., Case No. 15-42373: Represented debtors’ largest unsecured creditor in bankruptcy proceedings and related $57 million avoidance action lawsuit.

In re Woodard, Case Nos. 15-40704, 15-40944: Represented debtors’ largest creditor in highly contested bankruptcy proceedings and related adversary proceedings. Cases favorably settled, resulting in dismissal of bankruptcy proceedings.

Morgenstein, et al. v. Motors Liquidation Co., Adv. No. 11-9409, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York: Represented defendant against putative class action. Successfully obtained dismissal of case at the motion to dismiss stage. Decision affirmed on appeal by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

In re Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc., et al., Case No. 08-13555, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York: Member of claims litigation team resolving claims asserted against Lehman debtors.

Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; State of Texas.

Education

University of California, Irvine (B.A. History, 2005); University of Texas School of Law, with Honors (J.D., 2010)

Awards and Recognition

Member, Honorable John C. Ford American Inn of Court (Bankruptcy), 2010-present

Selected as a “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2015-2016

Selected as a “Top Attorney, under 5 years of practice” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2013-2014

Selected as a Rising Star by Texas Lawyer, 2016

Bankruptcy Section Chair, Tarrant County Bar Association, June 2013-May 2014

Member, DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2011-present

Publications:

Contributing Author, Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise, Chapters 1123, 1127, 1128, 3019, and 3020

Co-Author, “Financial Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Dark(er) Side of Insolvency Proceedings,” August 18, 2013.

Contributing Editor, Collier Handbook for Trustees and Debtors in Possession, published by Matthew Bender.

Author, “RLUIPA’s Equal Terms Provision and the Split between the Eleventh and Third Circuits,” 29 Rev. Litig. 163 (2009).