Mr. Persons currently serves as senior restructuring associate in Weil's representations of the Unsecured Creditors' Committee in the chapter 11 cases of SunEdison, Inc., debtor Westinghouse Electric Company in its chapter 11 cases, and debtor Azure Midstream Partners in the sale of its assets in chapter 11. He served as senior associate in the representation of ad hoc secured lender groups in the chapter 11 cases of Energy & Exploration Partners and Magnum Hunter Resources, the chapter 11 reorganization of Electrical Components International, the out-of-court restructuring of Cobalt International Energy, and in the acquisition of Synagro Technologies by EQT Infrastructure Fund in chapter 11. Mr. Persons was also lead associate in the Firm’s representation of Macquarie Capital as the largest unsecured creditor of Reddy Ice Holdings, secured lender Brazos Equity Partners in the chapter 11 case of Golden County Foods, and has played roles in the Firm’s debtor representations of Golfsmith, Halcón Resources Corp., Endeavour International Corp., SemGroup Holdings, Texas Rangers Baseball Partners, Dallas Stars L.P., Blockbuster, AMR Corp. (American Airlines), and Crescent Resources, LLC in their chapter 11 reorganizations.
Mr. Persons serves as a tournament chair for Weil’s “Dodge for a Cause” annual charity dodgeball tournament held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas benefitting Vogel Alcove, which has raised over $250,000 in the last five years to help homeless pre-schoolers in the Dallas area access education resources. Mr. Persons 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 has been recognized as a Texas “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.