HOUSTON--(Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. (HWA) attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of 2012 Super Lawyers that is published in the Texas Super Lawyers magazine and in the October 2012 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Named to the 2012 list are founding partner David J. Askanase, co-managing partner Wayne Kitchens and partner Carolyn A. Taylor.)--Three
Askanase, Kitchens and Taylor have been on the list of Texas Super Lawyers each year since 2003. Askanase is listed in the Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights practice area. Kitchens is listed in the Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Closely Held Business, and Securities & Corporate Finance practice areas. Taylor is listed in the Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights and Banking practice areas.
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About These Attorneys
Now supporting the firm in an Of Counsel role, Askanase is highly respected in the legal profession for his expertise in bankruptcy law. His practice focuses on reorganizations and workouts for corporations and individuals, representation of secured creditors in and out of bankruptcy, and representation of entities which seek to acquire assets out of bankruptcy cases. Since 1976, he has served as a Chapter 7 Trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. He has also served as Liquidating Trustee in several large Chapter 11 reorganizations. Askanase is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Consumer Bankruptcy Law and in Business Bankruptcy Law. He is also consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America® annual guide.
Kitchens focuses his practice on reorganizations and workouts for corporations and individuals, the representation of secured creditors in and out of bankruptcy, and the representation of entities that seek to acquire assets out of bankruptcy cases. He also represents bankruptcy trustees and creditors’ committees. Kitchens often serves as a reliable source for media on business bankruptcy topics. He has authored numerous articles on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and is a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars and conferences. He also has been named one of Houston’s best lawyers by H-Texas Magazine and is consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America® annual guide. Kitchens is certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Taylor established the firm’s mortgage banking default servicing group. She was instrumental in implementing the internal policies and procedures that enable her team to provide exemplary service, which has garnered numerous awards in recent years. Taylor’s practice focuses in the areas of mortgage banking, consumer financial services, credit unions and bankruptcy law. Taylor is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Law.
About Hughes Watters Askanase
For more than 34 years, Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P. has helped business organizations, financial institutions and individuals succeed with their business endeavors. The firm’s attorneys play a strategic role and support clients through every stage of existence and operation. The firm’s practice focuses on representation of commercial and consumer lenders, including banks and credit unions; business bankruptcy; business planning and strategy; default servicing; real estate and finance; commercial and consumer financial services litigation; and estate planning and probate. For more information on Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P., please visit www.hwa.com.
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