R.J. SHANNON

An experienced business attorney, Mr. Shannon focuses his practice on bankruptcy, financial restructuring, and related business matters. He frequently represents debtors, creditors, committees, trustees, and other parties in out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy cases, and related adversary proceedings.

Mr. Shannon brings detail-oriented and analytical approach to understanding his clients’ business and achieving their goals. When parties are unable to reach a business solution outside of formal proceedings, he vigorously pursues his clients’ interests in court. He has represented parties in high stakes restructuring and litigation matters across the country including in Texas, New York, Delaware, Colorado, Maryland, and Minnesota.

R. J. Shannon
Associate
Direct: (713) 715-1664
Email: rshannon@parkinslee.com

Education

University of Michigan School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2013)
Towson University, B.S., summa cum laude (2011)

Admissions

Maryland (2014)
Texas (2018)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts:
Southern District of Texas

Mr. Shannon also advises clients entering into sophisticated corporate, financial, and real estate transactions. In these representations, Mr. Shannon leverages his bankruptcy and restructuring experience to avoid pitfalls that may arise from ongoing or future financial distress.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Shannon served as a law clerk to Judge Tony Davis for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas in Austin and Judge Glenn Harrell of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. He also has several years of experience in the construction industry, starting as a laborer and ultimately working as an estimator and contracts manager.

Mr. Shannon was selected as a "Rising Star" in 2021 by Texas Super Lawyers in Bankruptcy Law.

Northern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
District of Colorado

Experience

Debtor Representations:

Trudy’s Texas Star, Inc., Case No. 20-10108 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented iconic Austin restaurant in connection with chapter 11 case and marketing and sale of operating business locations.

Signet Maritime Corp. (2019). Represented marine transportation and logistics services company in connection with $140 million out-of-court debt restructuring.

Tandem Hospital Partners (2019). Represented micro-hospital operator with business in several states in connection with the sale of its business operations to major hospital networks, negotiations with creditors, and subsequent out-of-court windup of company and subsidiaries.

Corridor Medical Services, Case No. 18-11569 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented mobile medical testing company in chapter 11 case, including related adversary proceedings with respect to merchant cash advances.

The Engy Group, LLC, Case No. 17-34848 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented debtor energy investment holding company through confirmation of a chapter 11 plan.

International Shipholding Corp., Case No. 16-12220 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.). Represented Jones Act, RORO, and specialty shipper in sale of business segments, vessels, and other assets and obtaining confirmation of a plan of reorganization recapitalizing business and restructuring debt.

Fired Up, Inc., Case No. 16-10816 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented operator and franchisor of Johnny Carino’s Italian restaurants with locations in 17 states and 4 foreign countries in connection with chapter 11 case and adversary proceeding against insurance provider.

Stallion Oilfiled Services (2016). Represented company providing comprehensive wellsite support, production, and logistics services to oil and natural gas exploration customers in a debt-for-equity recapitalization.

Creditor Representations:

Craftworks Parent, LLC, Case No. 20-10475 (Bankr. D. Del). Represented commercial landlord in pursuing claims in chapter 11 case of Logan’s Roadhouse.

Q Crawford Property Development, LLC, Case No. 20-10162 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represent secured creditor in chapter 7 bankruptcy case of homebuilder.

Newsco International Energy Services USA Inc., Case No. 19-36767 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented mineral subcontractor in enforcing lien rights with respect to contractor and property owner.

PMCM 2, LLC v. Tango Health, Inc., Adversary No. 19-04051 (Bankr. N.D. Ga.). Represented creditor defendant against preference and fraudulent transfer actions initiated by liquidating trustee.

Tajay Restaurants Inc., Case No. 19-70067 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented multiple commercial landlords in pursuing claims in chapter 11 case of fast-food franchisee with operations in

FFBC Operations, LLC, 19-10869 (Bankr. W.D. Tex). Represented creditor in asserting claim and contesting confirmation of plan in chapter 11 case of entity operating Celis Brewery.

NRG Potrero LLC v. Potrero Power Development Management LLC, Adversary No. 19-03010 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented developer of power generation plant in objection to claim and declaratory judgment action.

iHeartMedia, Inc., Case No. 18-31274 (Bakr. S.D. Tex.). Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 case of media company with thousands of radio stations across the country.

Emas Chiyoda Subsea Limited, Case No. 17-31146 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 case of subsea contractor.

ADPT DFW Holdings, LLC, Case No. 17-31432 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 case of company operating free-standing emergency rooms.

Linn Energy, LLC, Case No. 16-60040 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented multiple mineral property owners in pursuing claims against oil and gas company.

Trustee Representations:

Koontz-Wagner Custom Controls Holdings LLC, Case No. 18-33815 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represent chapter 7 trustee of generator and power management enclosures in liquidating assets and pursuing causes of action.

El Paso’s Bright Beginnings, LLC, Case No. 18-30710 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented chapter 7 trustee of daycare facility in pursuing avoidable transfers.

Erin Energy Corporation, Case No. 18-32106 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented chapter 7 trustee of international E&P company in disposition of contested oil assets and pursuing causes of action.

Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Centers, Case No. 10-11963 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y). Represented liquidating trustee in resolving claims, pursuing assets, and administering confirmed plan of reorganization.

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R. J. Shannon

Cell Phone: (713) 715-1664
Email: rshannon@parkinslee.com
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An experienced business attorney, Mr. Shannon focuses his practice on bankruptcy, financial restructuring, and related business matters. He frequently represents debtors, creditors, committees, trustees, and other parties in out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy cases, and related adversary proceedings.

Mr. Shannon brings detail-oriented and analytical approach to understanding his clients’ business and achieving their goals. When parties are unable to reach a business solution outside of formal proceedings, he vigorously pursues his clients’ interests in court. He has represented parties in high stakes restructuring and litigation matters across the country including in Texas, New York, Delaware, Colorado, Maryland, and Minnesota.

Mr. Shannon also advises clients entering into sophisticated corporate, financial, and real estate transactions. In these representations, Mr. Shannon leverages his bankruptcy and restructuring experience to avoid pitfalls that may arise from ongoing or future financial distress.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Shannon served as a law clerk to Judge Tony Davis for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas in Austin and Judge Glenn Harrell of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. He also has several years of experience in the construction industry, starting has a laborer and ultimately working as an estimator and contracts manager.

Education

University of Michigan School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2013)
Towson University, B.S., summa cum laude (2011)

Admissions

Maryland (2014)
Texas (2018)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts:
Southern District of Texas

Northern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
District of Colorado

Experience

Debtor Representations:

Trudy’s Texas Star, Inc., Case No. 20-10108 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented iconic Austin restaurant in connection with chapter 11 case and marketing and sale of operating business locations.

Signet Maritime Corp. (2019). Represented marine transportation and logistics services company in connection with $140 million out-of-court debt restructuring.

Tandem Hospital Partners (2019). Represented micro-hospital operator with business in several states in connection with the sale of its business operations to major hospital networks, negotiations with creditors, and subsequent out-of-court windup of company and subsidiaries.

Corridor Medical Services, Case No. 18-11569 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented mobile medical testing company in chapter 11 case, including related adversary proceedings with respect to merchant cash advances.

The Engy Group, LLC, Case No. 17-34848 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented debtor energy investment holding company through confirmation of a chapter 11 plan.

International Shipholding Corp., Case No. 16-12220 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.). Represented Jones Act, RORO, and specialty shipper in sale of business segments, vessels, and other assets and obtaining confirmation of a plan of reorganization recapitalizing business and restructuring debt.

Fired Up, Inc., Case No. 16-10816 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented operator and franchisor of Johnny Carino’s Italian restaurants with locations in 17 states and 4 foreign countries in connection with chapter 11 case and adversary proceeding against insurance provider.

Stallion Oilfiled Services (2016). Represented company providing comprehensive wellsite support, production, and logistics services to oil and natural gas exploration customers in a debt-for-equity recapitalization.

Creditor Representations:

Craftworks Parent, LLC, Case No. 20-10475 (Bankr. D. Del). Represented commercial landlord in pursuing claims in chapter 11 case of Logan’s Roadhouse.

Q Crawford Property Development, LLC, Case No. 20-10162 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represent secured creditor in chapter 7 bankruptcy case of homebuilder.

Newsco International Energy Services USA Inc., Case No. 19-36767 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented mineral subcontractor in enforcing lien rights with respect to contractor and property owner.

PMCM 2, LLC v. Tango Health, Inc., Adversary No. 19-04051 (Bankr. N.D. Ga.). Represented creditor defendant against preference and fraudulent transfer actions initiated by liquidating trustee.

Tajay Restaurants Inc., Case No. 19-70067 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented multiple commercial landlords in pursuing claims in chapter 11 case of fast-food franchisee with operations in

FFBC Operations, LLC, 19-10869 (Bankr. W.D. Tex). Represented creditor in asserting claim and contesting confirmation of plan in chapter 11 case of entity operating Celis Brewery.

NRG Potrero LLC v. Potrero Power Development Management LLC, Adversary No. 19-03010 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented developer of power generation plant in objection to claim and declaratory judgment action.

iHeartMedia, Inc., Case No. 18-31274 (Bakr. S.D. Tex.). Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 case of media company with thousands of radio stations across the country.

Emas Chiyoda Subsea Limited, Case No. 17-31146 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 case of subsea contractor.

ADPT DFW Holdings, LLC, Case No. 17-31432 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 case of company operating free-standing emergency rooms.

Linn Energy, LLC, Case No. 16-60040 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented multiple mineral property owners in pursuing claims against oil and gas company.

Trustee Representations:

Koontz-Wagner Custom Controls Holdings LLC, Case No. 18-33815 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represent chapter 7 trustee of generator and power management enclosures in liquidating assets and pursuing causes of action.

El Paso’s Bright Beginnings, LLC, Case No. 18-30710 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented chapter 7 trustee of daycare facility in pursuing avoidable transfers.

Erin Energy Corporation, Case No. 18-32106 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented chapter 7 trustee of international E&P company in disposition of contested oil assets and pursuing causes of action.

Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Centers, Case No. 10-11963 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y). Represented liquidating trustee in resolving claims, pursuing assets, and administering confirmed plan of reorganization.