Bankruptcy attorney Marcus Helt has a national debtor-focused bankruptcy practice, primarily comprising the restructuring of companies in and out of bankruptcy, debtors' rights, debtor-in-possession financers and acquisitions of distressed assets and companies. His clients are increasingly coming from the energy sector. Marcus is known for his creative, solutions-oriented approach in Chapter 11 proceedings. He has served as Chapter 11 attorney to the following:
- Dallas Proton Treatment Center, LLC, et al., in their Chapter 11 proceedings
- Color Star Growers of Colorado, Inc., et al., in their Chapter 11 proceedings
- Team Express Distributing, LLC, in its Chapter 11 proceeding
- Chapter 11 trustee for the bankruptcy estates of Xtreme Iron LLC and Xtreme Iron Holdings LLC
- Chapter 11 trustee for the bankruptcy estate of American Housing Foundation Inc
- Renaissance Hospitals in the Chapter 11 bankruptcies, resulting in plan confirmation and §363 sale of assets
- Dorado Beckville Partners I LP in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, resulting in plan confirmation and full payout plus interest to unsecured creditors
- Debtor-in-possession lender to American LaFrance in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, resulting in plan confirmation and successful exit from bankruptcy
- Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc. in confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan, resulting in full payout plus interest to unsecured creditors
- Buyer of substantially all of the debtor’s assets in Fleming Foods Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Marcus has served as Court-Appointed Receiver of Sethi Petroleum, LLC, a company engaged in the acquisition of non-operating mineral interests.
His years of experience as a bankruptcy attorney have also seen Marcus represent the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Mid-States Supply Company, Inc., an oil-field supply company, in its Chapter 11 proceeding. He has also represented the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in Moore Medical Center LLC, resulting in a §363 sale of its assets and corresponding liquidation and was counsel to Brook Mays Music Co. in the § 363 sale of all of its assets and corresponding liquidation. He served as co-counsel to the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in Farmland Industries Inc., resulting in plan confirmation and full payout plus interest to unsecured creditors.
Additionally, Marcus has represented a number of debtors in successfully executing an out-of-court restructuring of debts.
In addition, Marcus handles virtually all types of bankruptcy-related litigation. For example, he was trial counsel to the liquidating trustee in the prosecution of $700,000 preference verdict.
Marcus serves as Chair of the firm's Texas Bankruptcy Practice.
- Member, State Bar of Texas
- Member, Kansas Bar
- Member, The Missouri Bar
- Member, John C. Ford American Inn of Court
Honors & Awards
- Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2012-2021)
- Recognized, IFLR1000
- Banking & Financial Restructuring (2018)
- Recognized, The M&A Advisor, 12th Annual Turnaround Awards
- Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year (Over $25MM to $100MM) (2017)
- Recognized, "Texas Rising Star" by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
- Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2007-2009, 2011-2014)
- Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2000)
- Member, Order of the Woolsack
- Recognized, Dean’s Scholar
- Recipient, Various Academic Awards
- Missouri State University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1995)
- Member, Golden Key International Honor Society
- Texas (2000)
- Texas State Courts (2000)
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
- Kansas State Courts
- U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
- Missouri State Courts
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri