Katie Clark represents clients before bankruptcy courts, federal and state trial courts, arbitration panels, and state appellate courts. She focuses her practice on bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and litigation, including representation of banks, indenture trustees, acquirers of assets from bankruptcy estates, and debtors and creditors in Chapter 11, 7, and 13 bankruptcy cases in a broad range of contested matters and adversary proceedings. Katie has represented creditors in objecting to the adequacy of disclosure statements and confirmation of Chapter 11 plans of reorganization and parties involved in preference and fraudulent transfer litigation. She routinely represents investment banks, commercial banks, and other lenders who originate commercial mortgage loans in various litigation, bankruptcy, and insolvency matters involving real estate and CMBS, with particular experience in multi-family, retail development, and other income-producing properties.
Katie also has experience in state and federal litigation and counseling on matters involving general commercial litigation, wrongful death, negligence, contracts, and premises liability. Additionally, her practice includes representing court-appointed receivers in civil litigation matters. Katie is further committed to including pro bono work and community involvement in her practice.
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Represented financial institution as creditor in In re Hill Country Galleria, L.P., Case No. 09-11175, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division
Represented financial institution as creditor in In re Opus West Corp., Case No. 09-34356, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division
Represented numerous tenant-in-common (TIC) clients in In re DBSI Inc., Case No. 08-12687, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Wilmington Division
State and Federal Litigation
Represented court-appointed receiver in a securities fraud civil action in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division
Represented client in appeal of an award of fraud and damages for fraud resulting in a reversal of the award
Represented client in wrongful death matter involving premises liability
Represented life insurance company in claim for breach of contract and breach of alleged fiduciary duties
Represented clients in reformation, modification, construction, and termination of irrevocable trusts through state court proceedings
Represented nonprofit organization as a creditor in bankruptcy in defense of its claims against the debtor
Helped to organize and implement plan to bring a legal clinic to a previously underserved area of North Texas