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Karl D. Burrer

Karl D. Burrer


Karl D. Burrer focuses his practice on corporate financial restructuring. Karl 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. In this capacity, Karl often advises parties on debt and equity financing as well as asset sales. 

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Karl served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marvin Isgur of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.


  • Distressed assets
  • Energy
  • Power and natural resources
  • Global energy and infrastructure



  • Recommended, The Legal 500 United States, Finance - Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy) - Corporate, 2017
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, "Corporate Turnaround of the Year" for the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for C&J Energy Services, 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2009, 2012-2017
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, The Honorable Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 2003
  • B.S., University of Houston, 2000
  • Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2004-2005
  • Texas
  • 德克萨斯东区美国联邦地区法院
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas