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Ed Ripley has practiced in the restructuring and related litigation area for over 30 years with significant experience in energy space (including upstream, mid-stream and downstream), on-shore and offshore, both conventional and renewable; real estate and related development (including construction, M&M lien and related surety bond issues); and retail (including commercial landlord and tenant issues). Ed has been involved in some of the largest bankruptcy cases filed in Texas and throughout the country.

Ed represents debtors, committees, creditors, investors, secured lenders, contract counter-parties and entities interested in purchasing companies or assets out of bankruptcy. He handles all aspects of chapter 11 practice including drafting and confirming complex plans of reorganization, and conversely, objecting to plan confirmation, as well as handling “first day” contested matters and contested matters arising in chapter 11 cases including motions to lift the automatic stay.

Ed also handles adversary proceedings in bankruptcy including preference, fraudulent conveyance and turnover actions. He also regularly advises clients entering into transactions, or dealing with contract defaults, where there are concerns about the adverse party’s solvency and developing strategies for risk mitigation. Lastly, Ed has handled a number of appeals from bankruptcy court orders to the District Court and the Circuit Court of Appeals and has argued before the Fifth Circuit.

Contact & Links
  • 1885 Saint James Place, Suite 1500
    Houston, TX 77056
  • Drake University, J.D. (with honors), graduated 1985
  • The University of Akron, B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1985
  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section - Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section - Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Section - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Easter and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for 2nd, 4th and 5th Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Andrews Myers, P.C.
Headquarters: Houston, Texas

16 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

5 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Energy Law


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