S. Margie Venus - Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard, L.L.P.

S. Margie Venus

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 713-210-5030

S. Margie Venus has over 25 years' experience representing clients in bankruptcy, business restructuring, creditors’ rights, and insolvency matters, including out-of- court workouts and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in Texas, Delaware, New York, and other venues across the country. Prior to joining Strong Pipkin to lead its business bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors' rights practice, Ms. Venus headed up the Houston financial restructuring practice of a large international law firm. She has extensive experience in representing creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors, and equity holders. Her practice also includes representing sellers and acquirers of distressed assets.

Rice UniversityBA 1979University of HoustonJ.D. 1982

Case History

Representative Case

Served as counsel for the official committee of unsecured creditors in numerous complex chapter 11 cases in TX, LA, CA, DE, NY, and other venues involving, among other, oil and gas companies, grocery and convenience store chains, an agricultural co-op, sugar producer, homebuilder, steel processing, chemicals, wholesalers, retailers, oil and gas service companies, bank holding company, furniture retailer, and tech company.

Represented purchasers of distressed assets, including steel fabricating assets; assets of a debtor engaged in designing, constructing, converting, and repairing ocean-going vessels, drilling rigs, and offshore platforms; vessels used in supporting pipeline installation, subsea construction, and support services for the offshore oil and gas industry; a retail chain of junior specialty apparel stores; and a refinery facility.

Represented secured creditors, interest holders, and DIP lenders, including representations in cases involving the health industry, commercial real estate industry, steel industry and food industry.

Internationally, served as counsel to acquirer of media assets in South America, counsel to a South American government entity in connection with the recapitalization of its state-owned oil and gas company, and counsel to a European Union telecommunications company in the proposed acquisition of a Central American state-owned telephone company through the privatization process.

Client Comments

"Knowledgeable, diligent, responsive, and efficient are the traits I see in my experiences with Margie Venus."

Office Location

4900 Woodway Drive, Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77056
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy