Tristan E. Manthey

Contact Information

t: (504) 556-5561

m: (504) 905-7896

f: (504) 310-0253

Tristan is a partner in our litigation section, specializing in bankruptcy.  His concentration is in Chapter 11 reorganizations, business work-outs, debt structure negotiations, insolvency litigation, corporate bankruptcy and creditor’s rights since 1998. He is experienced in complex financial and legal matters involving private equity and hedge funds, utilities and rate disputes, gaming companies, public television broadcast companies, real estate ventures, hotels, casinos, quick service fast food franchisees, retailers, and environmental and/or mass tort issues.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University School of Law, 1996

Publications / Presentations

  • Recent Developments for the bankruptcy section in the Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Speaker on Landlord-Tenant Law in Louisiana (2009)
  • Speaker on Recent Developments Under the Almost New Bankruptcy Law: A View From the Bench and the Bar (2007)
  • Speaker on Bankruptcy after the 3 Disasters – Katrina, Rita and the Bankruptcy Reform Act (2006)
  • Speaker on Bankruptcy Law and Practice in Louisiana (2001)

 

 

 

Representative Matters

Debtors in Possession

  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to Saratoga Resources, Inc., a publically traded independent oil and gas producer operating105 wells in the state of Louisiana (Western District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to Colonial Golf and Country Club, Inc., a privately held country club in Harahan, Louisiana(Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to AHNO, Inc. d/b/a as Ambassador Hotel, a hotel located in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana (Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to Desert Capital REIT, Inc., a qualified real estate investment trust, and affiliates in District of Nevada
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to Clean Harbors Plaquemine, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Clean Harbors, Inc., to obtain third-party injunctions related to ownership and operation of hazardous waste injection well
  • Bankruptcy Counsel to Municipal Employees Retirement System of Louisiana and Firefighters Retirement System of Louisiana in the Chapter 11 cases of Commonwealth Investment Funds (Delaware)
  • Counsel to debtor in possession lender to the Palm Terrace group of nursing homes in Chapter 11 cases in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to Legends Gaming Company, which owned and operated “Diamond Jacks” hotels and casinos in Bossier City, Louisiana, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, to restructure $230 million of debt
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to Communications Corporation of America, owner of 27 television stations in Texas, Indiana, and Louisiana, in restructuring $450 million of secured debt
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to OCA, Inc., a publicly-traded company which manages dental and orthodontic practices
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to B-G&G Investors VII, LLC, an apartment complex (Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to First Mesa Tankships, LLC, Dos Raven Tankships, LLC, and Keet Seel Tankships, LLC. The debtors were vessel ownership entities established for the design, construction, ownership, and charter of one highly specialized estate of the art Jones Act qualified chemical product tanker for individual time charter (Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Bankruptcy counsel for the sellers in the Section 363 sales of “Santa Fe Cattle Company” and “Popeye’s” restaurants in numerous states
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel for The Babcock & Wilcox Company, a subsidiary of McDermott, Inc. (“B&W”). B&W and its subsidiaries are leading suppliers of fossil fuel-fired steam generating systems, replacement commercial nuclear steam generators, environmental equipment and related components, and services to customers around the world. Boiler systems using B&W’s technology provide more than 23% of the world’s steam boiler-powered electricity generation capacity and more than 35% of the capacity in the U.S. They have one of the largest installed bases of original equipment manufacturer equipment worldwide (Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel for Fair Grounds Corporation, the owner and operator of the third oldest horse racing trade in the United States (Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel for Jazzland, Inc., a family-oriented theme park showcasing the unique culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, developed by Ogden Entertainment, Inc. in eastern New Orleans. The theme park was successfully sold to Six Flags in the bankruptcy case (Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel for Jazz Casino Company, LLC and affiliates d/b/a Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, a casino and gaming operations headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana (Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Restructuring and workout counsel to numerous quick-service food franchisees (Sonic and Popeyes) and hotels throughout the United States

Official Committees, Trustees, and Creditors

  • Bankruptcy Counsel to the official Creditors Committee in PetroQuest Energy dealing with $320 million in debt and heard in front of Judge Jones (Southern District of Texas)
  • Bankruptcy co-counsel to the Official Creditors Committee in Energy XXI, Ltd., et al, a publicly traded oil and gas drilling company (Southern District of Texas)
  • Bankruptcy counsel to the Official Creditors Committee in Seahawk Drilling Inc., a publicly-traded oil and gas drilling company (Southern District of Texas)
  • Bankruptcy Co-counsel to Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, insurer of $1.7 billion of municipal debt, in Chapter 9 bankruptcy case of Jefferson County, Alabama–the largest municipality bankruptcy in the history of the United States (Northern District of Alabama)
  • Bankruptcy counsel to Municipal Employees Retirement System of Louisiana and Firefighters Retirement System of Louisiana in the Chapter 11 cases of Commonwealth Investment Funds (Delaware)
  • Bankruptcy counsel to Trustee for $230 million of first lien bonds issued by Entergy New Orleans, Inc., utility company serving New Orleans, in Chapter 11 case filed after Hurricanes Katrina (Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Bankruptcy counsel to significant creditor and equity interest owner in Alliance Consulting Group Chapter 11 bankruptcy case (Southern District of Mississippi)
  • Bankruptcy Counsel to the Official Creditors Committee for Tango Transport, LLC, and its related entities (Eastern District of Texas)
  • Bankruptcy counsel to the Official Creditors Committee in Energy XXI, Ltd., a publicly traded oil and gas drilling company, and affiliates (Southern District of Texas)
  • Bankruptcy counsel to the Official Creditors Committee in Eagle, Inc. (Eastern District of Louisiana)

 

 

 

PRACTICE FOCUS

RECOGNITION

  • Ranked in Chambers USA in Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Listed in Super Lawyers ((Since 2010))
  • Recognized as a Leader in Law by New Orleans CityBusiness (2018)
  • Listed in Top Attorneys in Louisiana (New Orleans Magazine)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court