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Kurtz, Marcy E.
Marcy E. Kurtz
P: +1.713.221.1206
F: +1.713.221.2125

Alexandra Kelsey


Marcy Kurtz advises banks and other lenders on creditors' rights issues and represents her clients in litigation, both within and outside of the bankruptcy case context. Ms. Kurtz also provides pre-bankruptcy advice to debtors, including debt restructuring and maximizing use of exemption laws and other safe harbors, and advises corporate clients on bankruptcy implications of various corporate merger and acquisition transactions.

While primarily a bankruptcy lawyer, Ms. Kurtz also handles complex commercial and collection litigation cases in state and federal courts. She has acquired particular experience in fraud litigation and preferential transfer and other avoidance action litigation. Ms. Kurtz has addressed General Counsels from multiple corporations around the US regarding the rising risks for In-House Counsel on various liability issues, including those associated with a corporation's officers engaging in fraudulent conduct.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kurtz served as a law clerk to the Honorable R.F. Wheless Jr., chief bankruptcy judge, Southern District of Texas.

Publications and Speeches

"The Fundamental Features of Chapter 7," Inside the Minds: Chapter 7 Commercial Bankruptcy Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Counseling Clients, Filing a Proof of Claim, and Understanding the Benefits and Challenges of Bankruptcy (79-92). Eagan, MN: Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2009. 


J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1981
B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1977

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


State Bar of Texas
Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans, Board Member
Girls Inc. Advisory Board, 2004-present
The Susan Roberson Wade Memorial Car Rally, Board Member, 2006-present
The Center Serving Persons with Mental Retardation, Volunteer, 1987-present
Foundation for the Retarded, Board of Directors, 1996-present
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Organizer of program to provide bankruptcy-related pro bono services to individuals residing in Harris County


Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2008-2016
Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Restructuring – Corporate, 2016
State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Pro Bono Award, 2015
Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2008-2017; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013-2017
Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2012
Corporate Counsel, Top Lawyer, Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2010
Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
Research and Footnote Editor, Houston Law Review, University of Houston Law Center, 1979-1981