Sabrina L. Streusand

Partner

Phone: (512)236-9901
Fax: (512)236-9904
Email: streusand@slollp.com
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Sabrina Streusand has over 35 years of experience representing clients in a variety of workout and bankruptcy matters. She regularly advises clients on mitigating the risk in credit transactions and protecting the rights of creditors in both State and Federal Courts. She has represented clients in collection actions, foreclosure sales, debt restructures, refinance, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, reclamation of assets and legal malpractice defense. She has extensive Chapter 11 experience representing creditors, creditors’ committees and debtors. She has also written articles and has presented many topics including intellectual property in bankruptcy, rights of leasing creditors in Chapter 11, confirmation of Chapter 11 plans, the role of creditors’ committees, and creditors’ rights and mitigating risks in bankruptcy proceedings.   From April 2004 to December 2007, she was the managing partner for the Hughes & Luce, LLP Austin office.  She has had an AV-Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years, reflecting overall expertise, experience, integrity, and professional excellence.

 

Admissions

  • Texas, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Western, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Texas United States District Courts

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas, 1983 – Teaching Quizmaster for the legal writing and research program, 1982-1983
  • Mediator Training and Certification 1995
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1980 (with highest honors)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Council Member for the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2013 to present
  • Communities in Schools of Central Texas, Board of Directors, 2013-present
  • Women’s Fund of Central Texas, Grants Committee, 2013
  • People’s Community Clinic, Board of Directors, 2005-2010

Recognition

  • Best Lawyer 2018 Survey, Wall Street Journal Supplement
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association, Litigation/Appellate Award,  2014
  • Book of Power 2007 Law – Austin Business Journal – Bankruptcy Professional
  • Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers, 2006 & 2007 (The Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly)
  • Top 50 Central and West Texas Region Super Lawyers, 2006 & 2007 (The Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly)
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, 2004-2018 (The Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly)

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Co-author and Speaker: State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, “30 Things to Consider Before Filing Chapter 11,” June 2018
  • Co-author and Speaker: Western District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, “30 Things to Think About Before You File That Chapter 11 Petition,” April 2016
  • Co-author and Speaker: Western District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, “Interest Rates Revisited: Cram Down, D.I.P., Lending, and the ‘Efficient Market,’” June 2014
  • Co-author and Speaker: State Bar of Texas, “Adversary Proceeding in Bankruptcy,” June 2014
  • Co-Author and Speaker: State Bar of Texas Advanced Bankruptcy Course, February 2014,
    “Where Have All the Bankruptcies Gone: Using Legislation, Words and Window Dressing to Avoid the Code.”
  • Co-Author and Speaker: The University of Texas School of Law 32nd Annual Bankruptcy Conference,
    November 2013, “Interactive Ethics”
  • Co-Author – Speaker, ELFA Legal Forum, 2012, Bankruptcy Issues and Technology – Select Topics April 2012
  • Co-Author-Speaker, The University of Texas School of Law Technology Law Conference, May 2009
  • Co-Author-Speaker, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Business Bankruptcy Law Course, Executory Contracts Protecting Against Credit Risk, October 2009
  • Co-Author-Speaker, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Business Bankruptcy Law Course, October 2008, “Protecting Intellectual Property Interests in Bankruptcy: It’s Not Patently Obvious”
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy, Rights, Risks and Recoveries, Client Seminars, 2001 to 2010
  • Speaker – Real Estate Legal Strategies in a Soft Ecomony, Bankruptcy Issues, November 2009
  • Speaker: Approaching the New Decade: Lessons Learned and Emerging Opportunities, 2010 Legal Forum, May 2010
  • Co-Author and Speaker: The University of Texas School of Law 24th Annual Bankruptcy Conference,
    November 2005, “Who Won and Who Lost Under the New Act.”
  • Co-Author and Speaker, The University of Texas School Of Law Annual Bankruptcy Conference, November 2004, Creditor Committees and Counsel Selected Issues and Ethical Concerns

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel for publicly traded company, Valence Technology, Inc.’s, Chapter 11 Reorganization
  • Representation of computer technology company in out of court structure for sale of assets to third party
  • Representation of Dell, Inc. and its subsidiaries as a creditor, nationally in multiple cases, including for example: Avantair, Orchard Supply, Excide Technologies, Kodak, Hostess, Calpine, Aloha Airlines, MicroAge, Enron and Dewey & LeBoeuf
  • Representation of Western United Life Assurance as the secured lender in a real estate Chapter 11 involving a multi-million dollar golf course and residential development
  • Representation of Jewel Recovery, L.P., the liquidating agent for Zale Corporation and Gordon Jewelry Corp., in approximately 200 adversary proceedings
  • Representation of HSBC Business Loans, Inc. as lender and provider of a debtor in possession loan facility in a technology bankruptcy case
  • Representation of Teco-Westinghouse regarding credit and collection matters
  • Representation of a subsidiary of EDS in a dispute over partnership property, trust accounts and tracing disputes
  • Representation of Dell Financial Services, LLC, nationwide, as a leasing creditor in multiple bankruptcy cases, for example: Dewey & LeBoeuf, Kodak, Hostess, TLO, Nirvanix, Fortunoff Fine Jewelry, C-MAT, Montgomery Wards, At Home, General Motors and
    Chrysler
  • Representation of Quarri Technologies, Inc. as Debtor’s counsel
  • Representation of Advent Networks, a software company, as Chapter 11 Debtor’s counsel
  • Representation of Citicorp North America, N.A. in collecting a judgment and tracing collateral (cattle) in a feed yard bankruptcy dispute
  • Representation of Vignette Inc as the owner of software and other executory contracts in the Bankruptcy cases
News & Press
  • Streusand, Landon, Ozburn & Lemmon, LLP Congratulates Its ‘Super Lawyer – Rising Star’ Read More
  • Streusand, Landon, Ozburn & Lemmon, LLP Congratulates Its ‘Super Lawyer – Rising Star’ Read More
  • Austin-based Valence Technology emerges from bankruptcy as a private company Read More
  • Employer Mandate Provision of Obama Health Care Law Delayed Until 2015 Read More
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