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Greenberg Traurig Continues Growth in Texas, Adds Two Bankruptcy and Restructuring Pros, Karl D. Burrer and Lenard M. Parkins

HOUSTON, TX – June 16, 2016 – Bankruptcy and restructuring attorney Karl D. Burrer has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the firm’s Houston office and a member of its Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice. Burrer and colleague Lenard M. Parkins, who also recently joined Greenberg Traurig, will help to expand the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice in Texas. Parkins will split his time between the Houston and New York offices. Both attorneys previously practiced law at Haynes and Boone.

“The addition of Karl and Lenny underscores our firm’s commitment to recruiting talented attorneys in areas to address the needs of our clients,” said Nancy A. Mitchell, co-managing shareholder of the New York office and co-chair of the firm’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice. “Lenny and Karl bring strong restructuring experience to the firm and further strengthen our impressive bench of attorneys.”

Burrer focuses his practice on corporate financial restructuring. He has represented corporate debtors and senior and junior secured creditors in all phases of corporate debt restructurings, including negotiating out-of-court workouts and litigating in-court chapter 11 bankruptcy cases with assets ranging from $20 million to over $1 billion. Burrer often advises parties on debt and equity financing as well as asset sales, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation matters pending in federal courts across the country.

Parkins focuses his practice on the counseling and representation of large and medium sized corporations, bondholders, indenture trustees, secured lenders, numerous funds, oil and gas interest holders, and creditors’ committees in financial restructurings, litigation, workouts, and formal reorganization cases throughout the United States. He has also represented debtors regarding issues of dealing with collective bargaining agreements and the requirements needed to reject collective bargaining agreements under Section 1113 of the bankruptcy code.

Both attorneys represent clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, real estate, and manufacturing.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Twitter: @GT_Law.