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

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

Representative Matters

Debtors in Possession

  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to Plaquemine Bayou Parke, L.L.C. and Kimble Development of Baton Rouge I, L.L.C., commercial real estate (Middle District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to Knight Energy Holdings, LLC and related affiliates, an oil service company (Western District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to Saratoga Resources, Inc., a publicly-traded independent oil and gas producer operating 105 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 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 (Middle District of 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 (Western District of Louisiana)
  • 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 (Western District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel to OCA, Inc., a publicly-traded company which manages dental and orthodontic practices (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 (Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy counsel for the sellers in the Section 363 sales of “Santa Fe Cattle Company” restaurants in numerous states (Middle District of Tennessee)
  • 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.  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 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 committee of unsecured creditors for numerous Piggly Wiggly stores, a grocery chain (Western District of Louisiana)
  • Bankruptcy counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in Louisiana Heart Hospital and affiliate, a 134-bed hospital (Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Bankruptcy counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in Acadiana Management Group and related entities, a long-term acute care hospital (Western District of Louisiana)
  • Bankruptcy counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in PetroQuest Energy, an oil and gas company (Southern District of Texas)
  • Bankruptcy co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in Energy XXI, Ltd., et al, a publicly traded oil and gas drilling company (Southern District of Texas)
  • Bankruptcy counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors 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 municipal 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 and, upon effective date of the Plan, the Plan Trustee (Eastern District of Texas)

 

 

 

PRACTICE FOCUS

RECOGNITION

  • Ranked in Chambers USA in Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Ranked in Best Lawyers in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Bankruptcy Litigation
  • 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