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Bruce J. Ruzinsky

Biography

Bruce J. Ruzinsky focuses his practice primarily on representing financial institutions, corporations, and other business entities in workout/restructure efforts, chapter bankruptcy proceedings, and litigation.

Mr. Ruzinsky has approximately 30 years experience in representing creditors, creditors' committees, trustees, debtors, landlords, and/or asset purchasers in various industries and business environments, including energy, real estate, shipping, manufacturing, transportation, retail, entertainment, wholesale produce, heath care, and personal services. He was extensively involved in representing large creditors in the R&R Marine, Kimball Trading, TransTexas and TriUnion cases, the contract operator in the McKenzie Methane case, the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in the first Continental Airlines case, the Indenture Trustee in the Seven Seas Petroleum and Eagle Geophysical cases, agent banks in the Global Marine, Southern Mineral and North American Petroleum cases, and the letter of credit issuing bank in the Osyka case. He also represented large creditors in the Enron, Durango, Tekoil and Seahawk cases, and the Chairman of the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in the Panaco case.

Mr. Ruzinsky has litigated a wide variety of issues in Chapter 11 cases, including involuntary petition, cash collateral, DIP lending, automatic stay, sale/sale procedures, avoidance action, turnover, discharge/dischargeability, exemption, dismissal/conversion, abstention, executory contract/lease, Trustee/Examiner/CRO, proof of claim, Safe Harbor Provisions and plan confirmation issues.

Mr. Ruzinsky chairs the firm's bankruptcy section and heads the Houston office litigation section.


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Organization Membership

Mr. Ruzinsky has served on the Chapter 11 Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Texas, and is a member of the Houston Bar Association (past Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section and past Co-Chair of the Committee on Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession), the Houston area bankruptcy Inn of Court (Past President), the State Bar of Texas, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Community Involvement

Mr. Ruzinsky serves on the Houston area Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee having chaired or co-chaired it for over 20 years and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Duke University Alumni Association. He is a member of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Tournament Committee for the Nicholas Alexander Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting Texas Children’s Hospital. He also has handled pro bono matters for the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.


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Peer Recognition

Mr. Ruzinsky is included in the 2012-2014 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Bankruptcy/Restructuring. Mr. Ruzinsky is included in The Best Lawyers in America under Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2008-2015) and under Litigation - Bankruptcy (2012-2015). He was named a "Super Lawyer" (2003-2014) by Thomson Reuters. He has also been named a "Top Lawyer" by H Texas magazine.


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Speeches / Publications

He has authored or co-authored various articles on such bankruptcy related topics as purchasing assets from the debtor's estate, post-petition lending, setoffs and constructive trusts, and general bankruptcy considerations in connection with foreclosure and repossession.

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  • Bruce J. Ruzinsky
Partner
Houston Office
T: 713.752.4204
F: 713.308.4155

bruzinsky@jw.com
  • 2013 Chambers
Practice Areas
Education

B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University (NC)

J.D., Duke University School of Law
Bar Admissions

  • 1984, Texas
Court Admissions

  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits
 
 
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