Alfredo R. Pérez is a partner in the Business Finance & Restructuring department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and heads that practice in the Firm’s Houston office. Mr. Pérez has practiced in the areas of business reorganizations, debtors’ and creditors’ rights and insolvency since 1980.
Mr. Pérez concentrates his practice in the representation of Chapter 11 debtors and other diverse claimants, including secured creditors and committees in all aspects of corporate restructurings, formal bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts. Mr. Pérez has represented numerous acquirers and potential acquirers of assets from bankruptcy estates and companies in financial distress.
Mr. Pérez has been recognized in Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer.
Mr. Pérez has played a significant role in many major bankruptcies including WorldCom, Lehman, BearingPoint, Express Energy, Encompass, Cajun Electric, TransTexas Gas, Kitty Hawk, First Wave Marine, Xacur, Global Marine, Insilco and TransAmerican Natural Gas.
Mr. Pérez lectures frequently on bankruptcy issues such as consensual plan formulation, the impact of insolvency on the environmental laws, the treatment of difficult claims arising from mass tort litigation, involuntary bankruptcy, the problems associated with transnational insolvencies, and structured financing.
Spanish is Mr. Pérez’ native language. He has worked extensively on transnational matters and has represented receivers in US court proceedings ancillary to proceedings pending in foreign jurisdictions.
Mr. Pérez is a member of the State Bars of Texas and New York and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is past chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Houston Bar Association and past president of the Insolvency Working Group of the Union Internationale des Avocats.