Seasoned lawyers join highly rated Fort Worth-based firm

FORT WORTH, Texas – The complex bankruptcy and restructuring law firm Forshey Prostok is pleased to announce the promotion of three attorneys and the addition of two lawyers to its Dallas/Fort Worth offices.

“This is an important milestone for the firm, and great news for the companies we represent on the bankruptcy and workout side,” said Jeff Prostok, a founding partner at Forshey Prostok. “These dedicated lawyers represent the best in the business, and we’re glad to have their level of expertise on our team.”

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Suzanne K. “Suki” Rosen has been promoted to partner. She has extensive experience litigating complex commercial disputes, including avoidance actions and other business bankruptcy matters. Throughout her 20-year career, Ms. Rosen has helped clients substantially reduce outstanding bankruptcy claims, smoothing the reorganization process and providing higher recovery to creditors.

Matthew G. Maben also has been promoted to partner. His practice includes bankruptcy, business reorganizations and creditor’s rights. He also counsels debtors, creditors and trustees in restructuring and liquidation matters. He has been recognized three times among the “Leaders in their Field” in the prestigious Chambers USA legal guide.

Lynda L. Lankford, with more than 25 years’ experience in bankruptcy litigation, business reorganizations and creditor rights, has been promoted to of counsel. A former auditor who is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she is uniquely positioned to provide key financial insights to the firm’s clients.

Matthias Kleinsasser joins Forshey & Prostok as a partner from Kelly Hart. He has extensive experience in bankruptcy litigation, as well as general business litigation in federal and state court. He began his legal career with a bankruptcy court clerkship, after which he practiced in the bankruptcy section of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Laurie Dahl Rea joins as of counsel. Her career includes two federal judicial clerkships, as well as extensive experience representing debtors and creditors in large reorganizations and liquidations. Immediately prior to joining Forshey Prostok, Ms. Rea served as the career law clerk to the Honorable Russell F. Nelms.

Forshey Prostok provides extensive experience in all areas of bankruptcy law. The firm’s scope of representation includes handling complex business reorganizations, enforcing of creditor’s rights, leading commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation, overseeing creditors’ committees, directing workouts, and closing bankruptcy acquisitions. Forshey Prostok is ranked by the Chambers USA legal guide and is home to lawyers who are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


WASHINGTON  November 3, 2014 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the fifth consecutive year, announce the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

“For thirty years, U.S. News has provided consumers with accurate, in-depth information and rankings of a wide range of institutions,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law school rankings.”

The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations.

“For five years, we have combined massive amounts of hard data with peer reviews and client assessments to develop our law firm rankings,” says Steven Naifeh, CEO and Co-Founder of Best Lawyers. “Increasingly, clients tell us that ours are the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms available anywhere.”

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas.  One “Law Firm of the Year” is named in 73 of the nationally ranked practice areas.

The 2015 “Best Law Firms” list will be featured in two publications, distributed later this month. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the second edition of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue, which will be distributed to over 30,000 C-level executives. National and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel Publication, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 in-house counsel and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.

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Forshey Prostok Adds Trial Lawyer Steve Aldous as Partner in Dallas
DALLAS – The complex bankruptcy law firm Forshey Prostok is expanding its Dallas office with the addition of longtime trial attorney Steve Aldous, who brings more than 25 years of civil litigation experience.

Mr. Aldous’ practice involves business disputes of kinds, with an emphasis on intellectual property, investment disputes and serious personal injury cases. His trial record includes cases involving claims for breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, professional negligence, securities fraud, patent and trademark infringement, employment liability, product liability, insurance disputes, adversarial bankruptcy proceedings, class-action defense, and real estate fraud.

Mr. Aldous has argued cases before the Texas and Alaska Supreme Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 10th Circuits, and appellate courts throughout Texas.

“Steve is a first-rate trial lawyer, and that’s great news for the companies we represent on the bankruptcy and work-out side,” says Jeff Prostok, a founding partner at Forshey Prostok. “Now, when our clients need trial help, Steve can step in and provide the kind of experience and value they’ve come to expect.”

Mr. Aldous is a member of the Dallas chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, ABOTA, a prestigious organization dedicated to preserving jury trials, with membership limited to attorneys with significant experience in that realm. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest legal rating available. Mr. Aldous repeatedly has been named to the annual Texas Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters’ legal division.

“I’m very excited by the opportunity to work with Jeff and Bobby Forshey, and the other fine lawyers at Forshey Prostok,” Mr. Aldous says. “My trial work will enhance the range of services available to the firm’s clients, and I’m looking forward to the adventure.”

About Forshey Prostok LLP:

Forshey Prostok provides extensive experience in areas of bankruptcy law. The firm’s scope of representation includes handling complex business reorganizations, enforcing of creditor’s rights, leading commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation, overseeing creditors’ committees, directing workouts, and closing bankruptcy acquisitions. Forshey Prostok is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was rated top small firm in Texas business and transactions in the 2013 edition of Texas Super Lawyers, Business Edition.