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Susan Cregor Mathews

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Susan Mathews is a transactional and bankruptcy attorney and focuses her practice representing both secured and unsecured creditors.

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Represented secured creditors in foreclosures, state court litigation and bankruptcy cases in loan amounts varying from $300,000 to $45 million.
Represented a purchaser and assisted with due diligence on an acquisition of over 100 shopping centers and industrial business centers in Texas, California, Colorado, and North Carolina while associate counsel for Weingarten Realty Management Company.
Represented a Texas-wide bank on numerous advances under a $500 million revolving line of credit to a Texas developer for the development of office buildings and industrial complexes in Houston and San Antonio.

Professional Biography

Overview

Susan has a national practice representing secured and unsecured creditors, including banks, finance companies, investment firms, energy and energy-related service companies, in commercial bankruptcy cases and related litigation. She also represents banks and residential mortgage lenders and servicers in commercial litigation.

In addition to her extensive bankruptcy and related litigation practice, Susan maintains a strong transactional practice representing banks in commercial loan transactions, work-outs and foreclosures. In addition, she represents lenders and purchasers in commercial real estate transactions involving the purchase, development and related financing of retail centers, industrial business parks and office buildings ranging from $5 million to $100 million.

She also has experience in commercial lease transactions and financings. Susan served for five years as in-house counsel for Weingarten Realty Investors, an NYSE Fortune 500 REIT. While there, she drafted proposed legislation and testified before the Texas House of Representatives Business & Industries Committee.

Susan speaks Spanish.

Representative Matters
  • Represented secured creditors in foreclosures, state court litigation and bankruptcy cases in loan amounts varying from $300,000 to $45 million.
  • Represented a purchaser and assisted with due diligence on an acquisition of over 100 shopping centers and industrial business centers in Texas, California, Colorado, and North Carolina while associate counsel for Weingarten Realty Management Company.
  • Represented a Texas-wide bank on numerous advances under a $500 million revolving line of credit to a Texas developer for the development of office buildings and industrial complexes in Houston and San Antonio.
  • Represented a federal savings and loan association on financings of several apartment complexes in Arlington, Texas.
  • Represented a purchaser on the acquisition of the Town & Country Village Shopping Center in Houston, Texas.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member – Moller-Foltz Inns of Court
  • Member – Texas Bar Association
  • Member – Turnaround Management Association, Houston chapter
  • Named − Houston's Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine – Banking, Bankruptcy and Workout (2014 – 2017)
  • Board of directors – Spring Branch Education Foundation (2007 – present)
  • Member – National Charity League, Houston Hearts Chapter (2003 – present)
  • Trustee – Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees (2004 – 2010)
  • Member – Junior League of Houston (1987 – 1999)
Publications

Education

  • St. Mary's University, J.D., 1984
  • University of Texas, B.A., 1981

Admissions

  • Texas, 1984
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Languages

  • Spanish

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