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Monica S. Blacker

Biography

Monica Blacker's practice includes representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and creditors' committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. In addition, Ms. Blacker represents many secured lenders in out-of-court workouts. In recent years, Ms. Blacker's practice has focused on representing debtors and secured lenders in real estate related workouts, foreclosures, and bankruptcies. Her primary focus has been in real estate related restructurings in connection with originated and securitized loans as well as institutional landlords. Many of these cases involved representation of servicers and special servicers on behalf of trustees in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) transactions. Ms. Blacker has also represented lenders and servicers in loan assumptions and loan modifications and loan servicers in multiple million-dollar loan restructurings both in and out-of-court. In addition to real estate cases, Ms. Blacker has represented buyers in multiple distressed asset purchases in and out-of-court. Her debtor representations have included a wind energy company, restaurants, and telecommunication companies.

Ms. Blacker practices before courts in Texas, New York, Delaware, North Carolina, Louisiana, Illinois, and other states.


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Organization Membership

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Past Chair
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Real Estate Section

Community Involvement

  • Women on the Move Luncheon benefiting National MS Society, Host Committee Member and Committee Chair
  • Cancer Support Community North Texas (formerly Gilda's Club), Board of Directors
  • Cancer Support Community One Run 2013 Chair


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Peer Recognition

  • Leading Corporate Restructuring Lawyer in the United States, The US Legal 500 (2012)
  • Texas' Top Rated Lawyers in Bankruptcy, ALM (2012)
  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters (2011)
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program's Finest


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Speeches / Publications

Ms. Blacker has presented the following:

  • Presentation to clients regarding Landlord & Tenant Bankruptcy Issues
  • "Technology in the Courtroom," co-presented at the Trial Academy of the Texas Access to Justice Commission, The University of Texas School of Law¬† (2008)
  • "Bankruptcy, What's New?" co-presented to the North Texas Paralegal Association, Belo Mansion (2008)

Ms. Blacker has written the following:

  • "Receivership," Trigild Bestbook, 4th Edition (2012)
  • Payments by Enron are "Settlement Payments" under the Bankruptcy Code's Safe Harbor¬†Provisions (July 2011)
  • "The Rejectability of Arbitration Clauses: Part II" American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (June 2007)
  • "The Rejectability of Arbitration Clauses" American Bankruptcy Journal (April 2007)


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  • Monica S. Blacker
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Practice Areas
Education

B.B.A., cum laude, James Madison University

J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Bar Admissions

  • 1996, Texas
Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
 
 
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