R. J. Shannon

Email: [email protected]

Tel.:  (713) 714-5770 ext. 1

An experienced business attorney, Mr. Shannon focuses his practice on bankruptcy, financial restructuring, and related business matters. He frequently represents debtors, creditors, committees, trustees, and other parties in out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy cases, and related adversary proceedings.

Mr. Shannon brings detail-oriented and analytical approach to understanding his clients' needs and achieving their goals. When parties are unable to reach a business solution outside of formal proceedings, he vigorously pursues his clients' interests in court. He has represented parties in high stakes restructuring and litigation matters across the country including in Texas, New York, Delaware, Colorado, Maryland, and Minnesota.

Mr. Shannon also advises clients entering into sophisticated corporate, financial, and real estate transactions. In these representations, Mr. Shannon leverages his bankruptcy and restructuring experience to avoid pitfalls that may arise from ongoing or future financial distress.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Shannon served as a law clerk to Judge Tony Davis for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas in Austin and Judge Glenn Harrell of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. He also has several years of experience in the construction industry, starting as a laborer and ultimately working as an estimator and contracts manager.

Mr. Shannon was selected as a "Rising Star" in 2021, 2022, and 2023 by Texas Super Lawyers in Bankruptcy Law.


  • University of Michigan School of Law, J.D. (2014)
  • Towson University, Bachelor of Science (2011)


  • Texas (2018)
  • Maryland (2014)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts:
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • District of Colorado

Representative Experience:

Debtor Representations:

  • Sabine Storage & Operations Inc., Case No. 22-30670 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented engineering and construction management company resolve litigation that had been ongoing for five years and resolve claims of more than 60 creditors through a chapter 11, subchapter v, bankruptcy case.
  • InfoW, LLC et al., Case No. 22-60020 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
  • Mock, Case No. 20-10978 (Bankr. W.D. Tex). Represented a 
  • Trudy's Texas Star, Inc., Case No. 20-10108 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented iconic Austin restaurant in connection with chapter 11 case and marketing and sale of operating business locations.
  • Signet Maritime Corp. (2019). Represented marine transportation and logistics services company in connection with $140 million out-of-court debt restructuring.
  • Tandem Hospital Partners (2019). Represented micro-hospital operator with business in several states in connection with the sale of its business operations to major hospital networks, negotiations with creditors, and subsequent out-of-court windup of company and subsidiaries.
  • Corridor Medical Services, Case No. 18-11569 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented mobile medical testing company in chapter 11 case, including related adversary proceedings with respect to merchant cash advances.
  • The Engy Group, LLC, Case No. 17-34848 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented debtor energy investment holding company through confirmation of a chapter 11 plan.

Creditor Representations:

  • In re Sourcewater, Case No. 23-30960 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented secured creditor in successfully opposing reorganization and ultimately forcing debtor into liquidation.
  • In re Tehum Care Services, Case No. 23-90086 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.) Represented group of plaintiffs in successfully opposing the extension of the automatic stay to cover non-debtors by agreement with the Debtor.
  • In re Cornerstone Onsite, LLC, Case No. 23-30949 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented Multi-billion-dollar medical device company in successfully opposing emergency approval of debtor-in-possession financing, pursuing administrative expense priority for certain prepetition claims, and asserting a general unsecured claim.
  • Strike, LLC, Case No. 21-90054 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented litigation claimant in obtaining relief from the automatic stay to continue prepetition litigation against the Debtor's insurance in state court.
  • Watson Valve Services, Case No. 20-30968 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented equityholder of solvent debtor obtain recovery of value after payment of creditors, including through objecting to claims of creditors.
  • MD America Energy, LLC, Case No. 34966 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented former CEO of energy company in obtaining partial payment of severance after termination prior to bankruptcy filing.
  • Craftworks Parent, LLC, Case No. 20-10475 (Bankr. D. Del). Represented commercial landlord in pursuing claims in chapter 11 case of Logan's Roadhouse.
  • Q Crawford Property Development, LLC, Case No. 20-10162 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented individual homebuyers in recovering funds advanced to homebuilder in chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
  • Newsco International Energy Services USA Inc., Case No. 19-36767 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented mineral subcontractor in enforcing lien rights with respect to contractor and property owner.
  • PMCM 2, LLC v. Tango Health, Inc., Adversary No. 19-04051 (Bankr. N.D. Ga.). Represented creditor defendant against preference and fraudulent transfer actions initiated by liquidating trustee.
  • Tajay Restaurants Inc., Case No. 19-70067 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented multiple commercial landlords in pursuing claims in chapter 11 case of fast-food franchisee.
  • FFBC Operations, LLC, 19-10869 (Bankr. W.D. Tex). Represented creditor in asserting claim and contesting confirmation of plan in chapter 11 case of entity operating Celis Brewery.
  • NRG Potrero LLC v. Potrero Power Development Management LLC, Adversary No. 19-03010 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented developer of power generation plant in objection to claim and declaratory judgment action.

Trustee Representations:

  • Koontz-Wagner Custom Controls Holdings LLC, Case No. 18-33815 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represent chapter 7 trustee of generator and power management enclosures in liquidating assets and pursuing causes of action.
  • El Paso's Bright Beginnings, LLC, Case No. 18-30710 (Bankr. W.D. Tex.). Represented chapter 7 trustee of daycare facility in pursuing avoidable transfers.
  • Erin Energy Corporation, Case No. 18-32106 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.). Represented chapter 7 trustee of international E&P company in disposition of contested oil assets and pursuing causes of action.
  • Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Centers, Case No. 10-11963 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y). Represented liquidating trustee in resolving claims, pursuing assets, and administering confirmed plan of reorganization.