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Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy Litigation
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.
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.
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, 2016-2018
Bankruptcy Section Chair, Tarrant County Bar Association, June 2013-May 2014
Member, DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2011-present
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).