Aaron Power is a partner in the corporate practice group and bankruptcy section of Porter Hedges. His practice includes representation of debtors in chapter 11 cases and out of court restructurings, secured lenders, asset purchasers and chapter 7 and 11 trustees. Aaron has extensive litigation experience in bankruptcy courts and appeals, including arguing cases before the Fifth Circuit.

Honors & Recognitions

Bankruptcy Firm of the Year, Chambers USA (Texas), 2019

Listed, Texas Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2017-2019

Listed, Texas Rising Stars, Bankruptcy, 2013-2016

  • Chambers - Texas (Bankruptcy 2019)

Credentials

Education

J.D., Southwestern Law School, magna cum laude, 2006

B.S., Northeastern University, summa cum laude, 2003

Admissions

Texas

California

United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas 

United State Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Carolyn Dineen King, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Jeff Bohm, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas

Experience

Debtor representation

  • Geokinetics, Inc.
  • EMAS Chiyoda Subsea Limited (co-counsel to debtor and counsel to post-confirmation trustee)
  • Stone Energy Corporation (co-counsel to debtor)
  • Amigo PAT Texas LLC, 579 B.R. 779 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2017)
  • Quality Oil Tools LLC
  • UGHS Senior Living Inc.
  • University General Health System Inc.
  • Moody National SHS Houston LLC, 426 B.R. 667 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2010)
  • Bigler LP, 442 B.R. 537 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2010) and 443 B.R. 101 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2010)

Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustee representation

  • In re Von Directional Services LLC (chapter 7 trustee)
  • In re Vanderhall Exotics of Houston (chapter 7 trustee)
  • In re Brown Medical Center, Inc. (chapter 11 trustee)
  • In re Amerejuve, Inc. (chapter 11 trustee)
  • In re Quality Infusion Care, Inc. (chapter 7 trustee)
  • In re Diabetes America, Inc. (post-confirmation trustee), 485 B.R. 340 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2012)
  • In re Busy Body, Inc. (post-confirmation trustee)
  • In re Jack’s Carpet (chapter 7 trustee)
  • In re Okedokun (chapter 7 trustee)
  • In re Hawk, 524 B.R. 706 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2015), affirmed Hawk v. Engelhart (In re Hawk), 556 B.R. 788 (S.D. Tex. 2016), reserved Hawk v. Engelhart (In re Hawk), 871 F.3d 287 (5th Cir. 2017) (chapter 7 trustee)
  • In re DeRosa-Grund, 567 B.R. 773 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2017) (chapter 7 trustee)

Other representations

  • Galveston Bay Properties LLC (secured lender)
  • Buccaneer Resources LLC (secured lender)
  • MMJV Sapphire LP (secured lender)
  • American Green Technology, Inc. (purchaser)
  • Oxane Materials, Inc. (purchaser)

Newsroom

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Proofs of Claim and Claim Objections,” Bankruptcy 101, 31st Annual Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Conference
    Speaking Engagement, 02.03.2016

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Section, Member

Houston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Board Member, 2013-present

American Bar Association, Member

University of Houston Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Business Bankruptcy, 2013

Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, President, 2011-2012

Turnaround Management Association, Member