Jackson Walker attorneys Marvin Sprouse
and Matthew Cavenaugh
were published in the October 2011 edition of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
Their article, "A Pathway to State Bankruptcy," focuses on how the Bankruptcy Code could help states restructure their debts, if states were permitted to file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 9. To read the article, CLICK HERE
Mr. Sprouse has extensive experience with preference defense and avoidance action defense, having successfully defended over 100 preference suits nationwide. He represents financial institutions, landlords, and other creditors in bankruptcy, workout/restructure, and litigation matters, including collections and garnishment. He also represents companies purchasing assets out of bankruptcy. Mr. Sprouse received his B.A., with honors
, from the University of North Texas and his J.D., with honors
, from Texas Tech University School of Law.
Mr. Cavenaugh is an associate in the bankruptcy section at Jackson Walker. Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Mr. Cavenaugh served as Judge Wesley W. Steen's law clerk for over two years in the Houston, Victoria, and Laredo Divisions. While clerking, Mr. Cavenaugh participated in the drafting of orders and opinions concerning large and mid-size reorganization cases, Section 363 sales, involuntary petitions, preference and fraudulent transfer actions, breach of fiduciary claims, and fraud claims arising from large oil & gas "Ponzi" schemes. While in law school, Mr. Cavenaugh also served as judicial intern to the Honorable Russell P. Austin, Probate Judge for Harris County, Texas. Mr. Cavenaugh received his B.A., with honors
, from Trinity University and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law.