Tye C. Hancock

Tye C. Hancock

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    333 Clay Street
    Suite 3300
    Houston, TX 77002 USA
    713.951.5880
    832.397.8156
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Tye Hancock focuses his practice on business bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and insolvency-related matters. He represents creditors, lenders, official committees, shareholders, and other stakeholders in out of court workouts, restructurings, complex business bankruptcy cases, and other related litigation proceedings, including preference and fraudulent conveyance litigation. He takes a proactive, strategic approach to representing his clients. Since starting with the Firm in 2001, Tye has represented the interests of large and small corporate clients in a broad range of industries. He has represented virtually every constituency involved in upstream oil and gas restructurings and has represented a broad range of clients in the energy, real estate, healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, transportation, commercial construction, and retail industries. Tye has represented oil and gas companies, banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, vendors, trade creditors, landlords, tenants, and oil and gas interest owners, among others.

Experience

  • In re Samson Resources Corporation et al; Case No. 15-11934, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware; represented upstream oil and gas company in the purchase of oil and gas properties from a Chapter 11 Debtor. 

  • In re Paladin Energy Corp.; Case No. 16-31590, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas; represented commercial bank in connection with a revolving credit facility secured by upstream oil and gas assets.

  • In re Linn Energy, LLC et al; Case No. 16-60040, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; represented upstream oil and gas companies as working interest owners and contract counterparties to a Chapter 11 Debtor.

  • In re Stone Energy Corporation et al; Case No 16-36390, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; represented seismic data company as a contract counterparty under certain non-exclusive data licenses held by a Chapter 11 Debtor.

  • In re Tristream East Texas, LLC; Case No. 16-31521; in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; represented commercial bank in connection with a revolving credit facility secured by midstream oil and gas assets.

  • In re Chaparral Energy Inc. et al; Case No. 16-11144, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware; represented working interest owners and contract counterparties to a Chapter 11 Debtor.

  • In re Stone Panels, Inc.; Case No. 16-32856; in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas; represented commercial real estate construction company as counterparty to supply contract with Chapter 11 Debtor manufacturer.

  • In re LoneStar Geophysical Survey LLC; Case No. 15-11872; in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma; represented seismic equipment lessor as a counterparty to Chapter 11 seismic data company. 

  • In re M3 Technology Incorporated; Case No. 12-34444; in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; represented software company as the largest creditor and stakeholder in Chapter 11 case involving a final judgment for misappropriation of trade secrets and a permanent injunction related thereto.

  • In re ATP Oil & Gas Corp.; Case No. 12-36187; in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; represented term overriding royalty holder as a counterparty to a Chapter 11 Debtor.

  • OHA Investment Corporation v. Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC; Case No. 12-03443; in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; represented royalty owner in connection with recharacterization claims and claims for disgorgement asserted by statutory lien claimants.

  • In re H&M Oil & Gas, LLC, Case No. 12-32785; in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas; represented working interest owner and contract counterparties to Chapter 11 Debtor.

  • In re Lon Morris College; Case No. 12-60557; in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas; represented secured creditor in case involving historic college and real property in East Texas. 

  • In re Probe Resources US, Ltd. et al.; Case No. 10-40395, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for Southern District of Texas; represented a foreign investment fund as senior secured lender in connection with Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving offshore oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Represented international bank as senior secured lender in out of court negotiations related to credit facility secured by off-shore oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico

  • In re Age Refining, Inc., Case No. 10-50501, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas; represented global engineering, consulting and construction company in connection with litigation related to engineering, procurement and construction contract with bankrupt oil refinery in Texas

  • In re Boston Generating, LLC, Case No. 10-14419, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York; represented natural gas marketing company in connection NAESB contract for the purchase and sale of natural gas in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of power generation company

  • In re Delphi Corporation et al.; Case No. 05-44481 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York; represented trade vendor -with large reclamation/unsecured claim for goods sold to Delphi - in connection with the prosecution and ultimate sale of the claim to a third-party investment fund

  • In re Corpus Christi Resources, LLC; Case No. 07-20576 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; represented Chapter 11 Debtor in a case involving substantial liabilities in connection with the Debtor's ownership of waterfront property formerly used as an oil terminal in Brooklyn, New York

  • In re Lothian Oil, Inc.; Case No. 07-70121 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas; represented preferred shareholders and other stakeholders in connection with several bankruptcy-related litigation matters and the purchase of oil and gas leases from the Chapter 11 Debtor; See, e.g., H&M Oil and Gas, LLC v. Brazos 440 Partners, LP, 386, B.R. 631 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 2008)

  • In re Turnkey E&P, Inc.; Case No. 08-37358; represented secured lender/creditor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving security interest in several hydraulic, casing drilling rigs

  • In re ZG Gathering, Ltd.; Case No. 07-53161; represented contract operator of oil and gas pipeline when contract counterparty sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

  • In re Cygnus Oil and Gas Corp. et al.; Case No. 07-32417; represented official committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving largely undeveloped oil and gas leases in the Fayetteville shale (Arkansas - Oklahoma)

  • Washington Mutual Bank v. Heard; Case No. 07-03444; represented creditor in dischargeability action challenging the Chapter 7 Debtor's discharge based on fraud; See Washington Mutual Bank v. Heard (In re Heard), 2008 WL 5479099 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. November 25, 2008)

  • In re Erie Power Technologies, Case No. 03-12126 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Erie Division; represented Ref-Chem, L.P. in claims and stay litigation involving the enforcement of a pre-petition arbitration agreement; See Erie Power Technologies, Inc. v. Ref Chem, L.P. (In re Erie Power Technologies, Inc.), 315 B.R. 41 (Bankr. E.D.Pa. 2004)

  • In re First Air Express, Case No. 01-13587 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division; prosecuted numerous preferential transfer cases as special counsel for the debtor

  • In re Parker, Case No. 04-34127; represented creditor in objection to discharge action under 11 U.S.C.§ 523 based on fraud

  • In re Ask Harris.com, Case No. 01-44064 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; represented Chapter 7 trustee in prosecuting various avoidance actions

  • Represented a plaintiff in the 189th Judicial District Court of Harris County Texas in a suit for breach of a commercial architectural services contract

  • In re Surgent, Case No. 03-80806 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; represented unsecured creditor in automatic stay litigation related to the ownership of certain mineral interests

  • 48 Hour Funding, LLC v. Hinojosa et. al., Cause No. 2003-18362 in the 55th Judicial District Court of Harris County; represented plaintiff in an action for breach of a financing contract

  • Bates v. First Capital Interest, LLC et. al.; Cause No. 2006-39450 in the 165th Judicial District Court of Harris County; represented defendant in dispute relating to the sale of undeveloped real property

  • In re Eastern Seaboard Packaging, Inc.; Case No. 06-30069 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division; represented creditor and defendant in preference lawsuit

  • In re Diversified Diemakers, LLC; Case No. 04-67597 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; represented creditor and defendant in preference lawsuit

  • In re A-1 Cleaners; Case No. 05-44003 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division; represented landlord in commercial lease

  • In re AH-DH Apartments, Ltd.; Cause No. 06-40355 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas; represented trade creditor

  • In re Zohouri Group South Padre, L.P.; Cause No. 06-10875 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; represented secured lender in case involving a real estate development company

Distinctions/Honors

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation); 2005-2015

  • Houston's "Top Lawyers," H Texas magazine; 2010-2013, 2015

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Houston Bar Association; Bankruptcy Section

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Member, American Inns of Court

  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

  • Member, Commercial Finance Association

  • Captain, Steer Auction Committee, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

  • Member, Hospitality Committee, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo