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Haynes and Boone

Arsalan Muhammad

Arsalan Muhammad



  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Chapter 11 Debtor
  • Counterparty Insolvency and Risk Management
  • Distressed M&A

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Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

Arsalan Muhammad is counsel in the Restructuring Practice Group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Arsalan’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and restructurings, including related financings, acquisitions, and litigation. His experience includes the representation of Chapter 11 and 15 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, as well as other parties-in-interest in a variety of business restructuring matters. Arsalan has also represented purchasers in acquiring assets and companies in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies. Arsalan advises borrowers and lenders with respect to counterparty risks and out-of-court restructurings.

Arsalan’s restructuring experience includes representation of debtors and purchasers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, commodities, E&P, gas storage facilities, oilfield services, television and radio, pharmaceuticals, restaurant, software, technology and utilities. Arsalan regularly represents financial institutions, including banks, private equity funds, and other lenders.

Arsalan also worked on a team of attorneys in a transaction involving Landry’s, Inc. that was awarded the 2018 Global M&A Network Turnaround Atlas Award.

Arsalan is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Chapter of Turnaround Management Association.

Bar Admissions

2010, Texas


University of Houston (B.S., Political Science, 2006); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2010)
Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy Litigation | Chapter 11 Debtor | Counterparty Insolvency and Risk Management | Distressed M&A | Lender Representation | Restructuring

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Representation of Zenith Bank as the senior lender in the bankruptcy cases of Erin Energy Corporation.

Representation of NextEra Energy Marketing as a hedge counterparty in the bankruptcy cases of Gastar Exploration.

Representation of the Fee Examiner in the bankruptcy cases of Seadrill Limited and iHeartMedia, Inc.

Representation of Macquarie Bank as a swap counterparty and letter of credit issuer in the bankruptcy cases of Rex Energy.

Representation of the administrative agent in a senior $2 billion borrowing base facility.

Representation of Landry’s Inc. in its purchaser of Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap in the bankruptcy cases of Ignite Restaurant Group.

Representation of debtors in the bankruptcy cases of Erickson, Global Aviation, Goldking, Houston Regional Sports Network, think3.

Representations of senior lenders, including DIP lenders and petitioning creditors, in the bankruptcy cases of Breitburn Energy, CCNG Energy, Chaparral, Linn Energy, Mississippi Phosphates, Paragon Offshore, Ryckman Creek Resources, South Edge, Trinity Coal.

Representation of purchasers in the bankruptcy cases of The Banning Lewis Ranch Company, Compressus, Ensequence, Hipcricket, Wave Systems.

Representations of parties in out-of-court workouts, including related to borrowers or assets in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

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