Megan Clontz focuses her practice on representing clients in small business reorganizations and restructurings and debtor and creditor rights litigation in both state and federal courts. She works to protect her clients’ assets in all aspects of bankruptcy and related litigation, including preferences, fraudulent transfers, dischargeability, and state law-based actions. Her clients’ priorities are her priorities.
Megan has experience in representing both debtors and creditors in pre-bankruptcy workouts, in bankruptcy cases under Chapters 7, 11, and 13, and in complex mortgage and consumer rights litigation. She currently serves as Chair for the Bankruptcy Section of the Dallas Bar Association, as Treasurer for the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation – DFW Chapter, and as Internal Communications Chair for the Junior League of Dallas, and has previously served on the board for the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section Young Lawyers Committee and the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers.
- University of Alabama School of Law, 2009 (J.D.)
- The University of Texas at Austin, 2005 (B.B.A.)
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- Represented multiple retail tenants in restructuring negotiations pre- and post-COVID.
- Represented multiple hotel debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
- Represented secured lender in hotel cases under Subchapter V.
- Represented oil and gas waste disposal operator in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
- Represented mortgage lenders in Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy matters throughout the state of Texas.
- Represented consumer clients in litigation matters in federal district and bankruptcy courts regarding violations of the Bankruptcy Code and consumer protection statutes.
- Represented consumer and business debtors in Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy cases.
- Junior League of Dallas, Internal Communications Chair; Leadership Council Member
- Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League, Former Board Member
- 100 Women of Lake Highlands
- International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), DFW Network, Chair
- Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Chair
- International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, DFW Chapter, Treasurer
- Honorable John C. Ford American Inn of Court, Barrister
- Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, Former Board Member
- State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Section, Young Lawyers Committee
- Dallas Women Lawyers Association
- Frisco Chamber of Commerce
- Plano Chamber of Commerce
- “The Importance of ESG,” Dallas Bar Association – Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section CLE, September 2023
- “Recent Interpretations of “Reasonable Due Diligence” Under Section 547(b),” American Bankruptcy Institute’s Business Reorganization Committee Newsletter, June 2022
- “Default Interest Rates Are Presumed Reasonable Under § 506(b), but a Debtor’s Ability to Rebut Varies,” Secured Credit: An ABI Committee Newsletter, Vol. 18, Num. 4, Oct. 8, 2021
- “Rational Jury Assessment of Damages Through Neuroeconomics,” 32 LAW & PSYCHOL. REV. 163, 2008
- “The New Small Business Bankruptcy,” webinar, 2020
- Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts Clinic, 2019
- “Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3002.1 and Mortgage Transfers in Bankruptcy,” DBA Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, 2019
- “Family Law and Bankruptcy – Some Basics,” DBA Family Law Section, 2016
- Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Clinic, 2016