Charles M. Persons is a senior associate in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil. His practice is primarily focused on business reorganizations, debtor and creditor representations in complex chapter 11 cases, refinancings, distressed acquisitions, and a variety of bankruptcy litigation matters. Additionally, Mr. Persons has considerable experience advising clients in the oil and gas industry on restructuring matters and has published numerous articles discussing the intersection between oil & gas and bankruptcy law.
Mr. Persons served as lead restructuring associate in the chapter 11 reorganization of Electrical Components International, Inc., and in the acquisition of Synagro Technologies, Inc. by EQT Infrastructure Fund under a chapter 11 plan of reorganization (and conversion from asset sale under Section 363 to plan of reorganization). He serves as the lead associate in Paragon Offshore’s restructuring efforts, to ad hoc secured lender groups of Energy & Exploration Partners and Magnum Hunter Resources, and represented SemGroup Corp. in appeals brought by certain oil and gas producers. Additionally, he has served on the teams representing Endeavour International Corp.’s chapter 11 case in Delaware, SemGroup Holdings’ chapter 11 case, and certain working interest holders in the ATP chapter 11 case. Mr. Persons was also the lead associate in the Firm’s representation of Macquarie Capital as the largest unsecured creditor in the chapter 11 filing of Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc., secured lender Brazos Equity Partners in the chapter 11 filing of Golden County Foods Inc., and has played roles in the Firm’s representations of Texas Rangers Baseball Partners, Dallas Stars, L.P., Blockbuster, Inc., AMR Corporation (American Airlines, Inc.), and Crescent Resources, LLC.
Mr. Persons is a member of the editorial board of Weil’s award-winning Bankruptcy Blog, and a member of the Dallas Area Young Lawyers, the DAYL Foundation, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He serves as a tournament chair for Weil’s “Dodge for a Cause” annual charity dodgeball tournament held at the American Airlines Center benefitting Vogel Alcove. Mr. Persons works closely with his alma mater, Indiana University (Bloomington) Maurer School of Law, mentoring current students. He has represented Hill Country Memorial Hospital (Fredericksburg, TX) in a pro bono capacity, as well as pro bono clients in connection with Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA), Immigration Equality, and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP). Mr. Persons is recognized as a Texas “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015 and 2016.