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Annmarie Chiarello


Annmarie Chiarello is an associate in Winstead's Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group.  Annmarie’s practice focuses primarily on commercial bankruptcy and restructuring matters in numerous industries, including: oil and gas, retail, hospitality, real estate, and healthcare.  Annmarie also represents parties in bankruptcy-related litigation and appeals.

Annmarie’s experience includes representing and counseling secured lenders, purchasers, debtors, lessors, landlords, trade creditors, trustees, and financial institutions in a wide variety of liquidation and reorganization proceedings.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully briefed and argued to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals a bankruptcy appeal. Hayward & Assocs. P.L.L.C. v. Comerica Bank (In re Bailey Tool & Mfg. Co.), 795 F. App'x 288 (5th Cir. 2020)
  • Assisted in the representation of the purchaser of Friendly’s (Bankr. Del. 20-12807)
  • Represented Chapter 11 Trustee in a real estate bankruptcy (N.D. Tex. 21-42132)
  • Represented senior lender and DIP lender in a real estate bankruptcy (N.D. Tex. 22-42943)
  • Assisted in the representation of an automotive company during its bankruptcy (N.D. Tex. 21-41655)
  • Represented various landlords, secured creditors, and DIP lenders in retail and restaurant bankruptcies, including Tuesday Morning, JCPenny, Chuck E. Cheese, GNC, Pier1, J.Crew, Fresh Acquisitions, Cici’s Pizza, and others
  • Assisted in representing secured creditors in numerous oil and gas bankruptcies (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 20-33233 and 20-3120, Bankr. E.D. Tex. 22-60301)
  • Represented various parties in fraudulent transfer, preference, non-dischargeability, and other bankruptcy litigation throughout the United States
  • Assisted in the representation of the equity committee of Tuesday Morning (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 20-31476)
  • Represented a petitioning creditor in a successful involuntary bankruptcy and the appeal related to the same. Neutra, Ltd. v. Terry (In re Acis Capital Mgmt., L.P.), 604 B.R. 484 (N.D. Tex. 2019)
  • Assisted in the representation of a Chapter 11 Trustee in a successful reorganization of collateral loan obligation portfolio manager and numerous related appeals. (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 18-30264 & 18-30265)
  • Assisted in the representation of landlord in hospital liquidation (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 17-32255)
  • Assisted in the representation of equity holder in healthcare bankruptcy and assisted in the appointment of an equity committee and representation of the same (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 17-31432)
  • Assisted in the representation of the largest unsecured creditor in aerospace-related bankruptcies (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 16 34393, 22-40487, and 22-41610)
  • Local counsel to secured creditor in helicopter oil field services bankruptcy (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 16‑31854)
  • Assisted in the representation of DIP Lender and landlord in a hospital bankruptcy (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 16-40273)
  • Represented secured creditors in numerous small business bankruptcies