OVERVIEW Ray Battaglia has over 25 years experience in financial restructuring for businesses and high wealth individuals, both in and out of Bankruptcy Court.
- Admitted, Texas
- Admitted, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Admitted, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
- Admitted, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association, Past President
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1983
The University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A.,1980
Debtors-Confirmed 29 Plans of Reorganization in Chapter 11 cases, with a combined debt of over $1 billion dollars, including the following:
- Future Claims Representatives ("FCR") currently representing the FCR for a diversified mining firm subsidiary involved in the mining, processing and sale of raw asbestos and asbestos products.
- Represented defendant in mass tort litigation arising from its sale and use of silica.
Unsecured Creditor's Committees:
- Full-service contract manufacturer-At the time of its Chapter 11 filing, Moll operated plastics injection molding plants in seven states and two foreign countries and had liabilities in excess of $150 million. Moll successfully reorganized and emerged from bankruptcy in 10 months
- Regional food processing corporation-The Debtor was the largest manufacturer of processed foods for the U.S. Military
- Distributor of large agricultural equipment- The Debtor was the largest distributor of well-known heavy equipment brand in North America with assets and liabilities in excess of $40 million
- Regional publisher-The Debtor and its affiliates published suburban newspapers throughout Texas and Ohio
- National retailer-The Debtor sold young women's fashions at 18 retail locations across the United States.
Trustees-Experience representing Chapter 11 and Plan Trustees, including the following:
- Hedge Fund-The Debtors operated a series of hedge funds heavily invested in sophisticated investments involving Russian debt instruments. The case involved unsecured creditor claims in excess of $125 million and investor's interests totaling more than $180 million
- Regional healthcare chain-The Debtor was a publicly traded health care provider with a chain of mental health care hospitals and rehabilitation centers located in the southern and western United States
- Medical management company- The Debtors operated a delegated health care network of more than 1,500 providers serving 34,000 insurance company enrollees.
- Oil and Gas company-Chapter 11 Trustee in the liquidation of the assets of an equipment and materials supplier to the oil and gas drilling industry
- Grocery store chain- Retained by the Plan Trustee to pursue avoidance actions against more than 350 defendants.
- Counsel to the secured lender group in the Chapter 11 proceedings of well-know restaurateur. Successful in defeating a management plan and confirming competing plan proposed by the Lender Group.
- Named for more than 10 consecutive years among The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, as published by Woodward/White, Inc.
- Named among Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2003-2012)
- Named among Top 100 Super Lawyers List in Texas by Thomson Reutors (2008)
- Named among Top 50 Central/West Texas Super Lawyers List by Thomson Reutors (2004-2011)
- Named among San Antonio's Best Lawyers by S.A. Scene magazine, 2004-2012