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Micheal W. Bishop

Senior Counsel
Education
  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 1988
  • M.B.A., West Texas State University, 1986
  • B.B.A., West Texas State University, 1983
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas

Board Certified - Business Bankruptcy Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Mike Bishop is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice focuses primarily upon the representation of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases. Mike also has significant experience in litigation in bankruptcy courts throughout the country, out-of-court workouts, creditor's rights, officer and director liability issues relating to insolvent entities and other insolvency related litigation.

Mike holds a law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law, and earned his M.B.A. and undergraduate degrees from West Texas State University.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a secured creditor with an approximate $50 million claim in a large real estate bankruptcy case.
  • Represented corporate and individual debtors in obtaining confirmation of Chapter 11 plans of reorganization.
  • Represented a plaintiff in obtaining a large, nondischargeable judgment against a debtor/defendant.
  • Represented many plaintiffs and defendants in discharge and dischargeability litigation in bankruptcy courts.
  • Represented multiple creditors in bankruptcy cases pursuing significant claims against debtors and debtors' bankruptcy estates throughout the country.
  • Represented multiple Chapter 7 and 11 debtors.
  • Represented clients purchasing significant assets from various bankruptcy estates.
  • Represented various insurance carriers regarding the effect of a bankruptcy filing upon insurance policies and the proceeds thereof.
  • Represented various plaintiffs and defendants relating to the avoidance of transfers including preferences and fraudulent transfers and other causes of actions pursuant to Chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Represented officers and directors of corporations in bankruptcy cases providing advice and consultation regarding their obligations and other fiduciary duties.
  • Represented numerous debtors and creditors in virtually all aspects of proceedings and other litigation in bankruptcy courts around the country.
  • Represented a former officer of a corporation in bankruptcy as a defendant in securities fraud litigation which resulted in the dismissal of such claims against the client with prejudice. The dismissal was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Master in the John C. Ford American Inn of Court.
  • Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • State Bar of Texas, Member (Business Bankruptcy Section).
  • Dallas Bar Association.
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member.
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation.

Honors

  • “AV Preeminent® rated (the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating designation)