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Henry Flores

Senior Counsel
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The University of Texas

B.A. in Government, 1989

J.D. 1992


Texas, 1992

New York, 2009

U.S. District Courts

Southern District of Texas

Northern District of Texas

Eastern District of Texas

Western District of Texas

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Memberships & Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Bankruptcy Section (Past Section Officer)

Houston Bar association

Bankruptcy Section (Past Chair)


Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer-Reviewed

Texas Super Lawyers

Rising Star 2003-2005

Super Lawyer 2006-2021

Best Lawyers

Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights 2015-2022

Bankruptcy Litigation 2015-2022

Lawyer of the Year – Bankruptcy Litigation 2015

Henry Flores
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Henry Flores

Henry Flores helps clients in creditors’ rights and commercial bankruptcy matters. For over 25 years, Henry has focused on commercial bankruptcy law, bankruptcy litigation and commercial litigation that arises out of financial distress. During his career, Henry has represented distressed companies, chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, official and ad hoc committees, equity owners and buyers of distressed assets in matters involving numerous industries, including oil & gas, passenger and cargo airlines, real estate, manufacturing, financial services, franchised restaurants and sports media. His experience includes:


      • Representing of lenders, formal and informal creditor groups, and other constituents in Chapter 11 cases
      • Representing distressed companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructuring matters
      • Prosecution or defense of avoidance actions and other lawsuits brought on behalf of a Chapter 11 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate
      • Representing plaintiffs seeking recoveries against the officers and directors of distressed companies
      • Representing individuals or groups of officers and/or directors in defending against D&O claims
      • Representing potential buyers of distressed assets in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy setting.
      • Representing contract counter-parties, lessors and lessees, mineral interest holders and IP licensors and licensees in negotiation or litigation in Chapter 11 cases
I like to identify and solve problems with and for my clients, whether in the courtroom or the boardroom.

Before joining Rapp & Krock, Henry was a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring section of Haynes & Boone, LLP (2001-2019).

Representative Matters


      • Texas counsel for bondholder groups, lender groups or collateral/administrative agents in chapter 11 cases involving McDermott International, Alta Mesa Resources, Legacy Reserves, Fieldwood Energy, SandRidge Energy, Energy & Exploration Partners, and ATP Oil & Gas.
      • Company representations in chapter 11 cases for Dune Energy, Global Aviation and North American Airlines, Arrow Airlines, ATA Airlines, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (among other chapter 11 cases)
      • Representation of stalking horse or other bidders in 363 sales in chapter 11 cases involving O’Benco IV, LP (oil and gas assets), Oxane Materials (IP assets) and Edge Petroleum (oil and gas assets and equity interests in subsidiaries)
      • Representation of equity owners and contract counterparties in significant litigation in C&J Well Services chapter 11 case (oil field services), and Mesaba Aviation (commercial passenger airline)
      • Representation of multiple creditors and critical vendors in the Dean Foods and Sanchez Energy chapter 11 cases