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Benjamin W. Hugon
Counsel

Whether I’m guiding clients through the bankruptcy process or helping them resolve a challenging business dispute in litigation, my goal is to deliver value and peace of mind. Clients can always count on me to listen to their concerns, help them visualize their ideal outcome for the case, and design a game plan that will put them in the best position to achieve their objectives as quickly and effectively as possible.

Ben Hugon focuses his practice on representing debtors, creditors, committees, trustees and other parties in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy matters. In addition to guiding clients through reorganization and liquidation proceedings, he has significant experience handling complex bankruptcy-related litigation concerning fraudulent conveyances, preference actions, officer and director breach of fiduciary duties, auditor liability, contract disputes, and much more. Ben represents clients in a variety of industries, including oil and gas and mortgage lending and servicing.

Following law school, Ben served as a judicial clerk for two years in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, where he gained behind-the-scenes experience in the bankruptcy process and learned how to prepare compelling arguments that focus on the critical issues at play in the case.

Representative Experience
  • SH130 Concession Company v. Zachry Construction Corp., et al.  Represented Zachry in defense of fraudulent-transfer and breach-of-fiduciary-duty claims asserted by litigation trust seeking in excess of $300 million.
  • Represented creditor owed in excess of $1 billion in litigation related to the bankruptcy of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., the largest independent mortgage lender in the United States prior to its bankruptcy.
  • Freddie Mac v. Deloitte. Represented Freddie Mac in litigation against Deloitte & Touche, asserting $1.75 billion in damages arising from auditor-liability and negligent-misrepresentation claims.
  • Compton v. Burton.  Represented the liquidating trustee for Buccaneer Energy in claims exceeding $100 million against former officers and directors for breach of their fiduciary duty.
  • In re Ocala Funding LLC. Represented Freddie Mac in defense of the debtor’s alleged $800 million fraudulent transfer claim.
  • In re Sherwin Alumina. Represented Alcoa and Reynolds Metals in bankruptcy of alumina manufacturer and in defense of claims asserted by the debtor relating to environmental obligations at Sherwin’s Corpus Christi facility.
  • In re HII Technologies, Inc., et al. Represented publicly traded oilfield service company in Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • In re Tristream East Texas, LLC. Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Chapter 11 debtor with over 400 miles of gas-gathering pipeline, numerous gas compression facilities and treatment operations.
Education
  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law (2020)
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Indiana University School of Law (2011)
  • B.A., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University (2006)
Judicial Clerkships
  • The Honorable Marvin P. Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D. Texas
Bar Admission
  • Texas (2011)
Court Admission
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
Language
  • French - Proficient