Andrews Myers, P.C.
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.