Heather Heath McIntyre


Heather Heath McIntyre

Of Counsel

t: 713.328.1920 
f: 713.759.6834
e: hmcintyre@hwallp.com

Practice Areas

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Heather practiced with HughesWattersAskanase for eight years starting in 2003 and re-joined the firm in 2019. Heather focuses on business bankruptcy, representation of chapter 7 trustees and secured creditors, and prosecuting and defending related litigation. She has represented individual and corporate debtors in chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcies and regularly represents chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in chapter 5 litigation, including prosecution and defense of preference and fraudulent transfer lawsuits. Her experience includes the retail, communications, banking and oil and gas industries.

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Heather's significant representations are:

  • Assist bankruptcy counsel team in representing equity holder in chapter 11 bankruptcy of debtor engaged in foreign maritime industry, Case No. 13-33763, In re TMT Procurement Corp.

  • Representation of Chapter 7 Trustee - Case No. 08-50325, In re Aspen Exploration, Inc. to include operating gas wells in West Texas and recovering over $8 million for the benefit of the estate.
  • Representation of Chapter 11 debtor - Case No. 08-34031, In re Texas Standard Oil Company
  • Representations of two joined petitioning creditors in an involuntary chapter 7 proceeding; Case No. 07-38459, In re Frankel Offshore Energy, Inc.
  • Representation of Chapter 11 debtor and eleven subsidiaries involved in IPTV and technology installation businesses; Case No. 07-80605, In re: Eagle Broadband, Inc.
  • Representation of Chapter 13 debtors involved in oilfield equipment business, Case No. 04-43456; In re Rexroad to include auctioning equipment and confirming plan against strong opposition from state court litigation adversary and IRS
  • Representation of Chapter 7 debtor; Case No. 05-90083, In re Kilroy to include defense of six 11 U.S.C. § 523 actions and one 11 U.S.C. § 727 action
  • Representation of plumbing business in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, Case No. 05-91723; In re: Dusty S. Cook and Judy A. Cook to include confirmation of plan over objection of IRS
  • Representation of clothing boutique in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Case No. 07-32002; Get Girly Inc. d/b/a Get With It
  • Representation of alleged foreign debtor in Chapter 15 proceeding, 06-37067, In re Yuval Ran
  • Assisted with representation of regional bank against Chapter 7 trustee allegations involving various causes of action including fraud
  • Assisted with representation of consumer credit provider defending against 11 U.S.C. § 524 allegations involving credit reporting

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with honors, Business Foundations Certificate, the University of Texas, 1999
  • Juris Doctor, University of Houston Law Center, 2003

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Director, Corporate Counsel Section of the Houston Bar Association, 2019-2020 Term
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy, 2004-2005
  • Named a Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine, 2008 and 2011
  • Houston Journal of International Law, Business Editor, 2002-2003

COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

  • East Montrose Civic Association, Board Member (secretary, 2005-2006; treasurer, 2007-2008)
  • Member, Friends of Wharton - organization was recipient of 2008 Community Improvement Award from the Museum District Business Alliance and the 2009 Good Brick Award from the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance
  • Alternate Judge for 2008 General Election
  • Harris County Precinct Chairman, 2008 to present 
  • Secretary and Vice President, Montrose Boulevard Conservancy, 2009 to 2017

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

Heather enjoys cooking, traveling, scuba diving, and running.

PUBLICATIONS

“Mortgage Bankruptcy Reform: Status and Impact on Loss Mitigation,” Co-Author, 2nd National Subprime Lending Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Conference, Dallas, TX (March 6, 2008)

“The Impact of BAPCPA – An Update,” Co-Author and Presenter, Consumer Debt Collection, Loan Servicing, and Bankruptcy Conference, Dallas, TX (October 4-5, 2007)

“Bankruptcy Law and Procedure From Start to Finish,” Co-Author, Conference on Consumer Finance Law – Current Issues in Debtor-Creditor Law and Privacy, Dallas, TX (September 2007)

“After a Bankruptcy Filing – How to Continue the Collection Effort: Collecting Debts & Judgments,” Co-Author, Collecting Debts and Judgments - University of Houston Law Center - Continuing Legal Education, Houston, TX (August 16-17, 2007) and Dallas, TX (August 23-24 2007)

“Litigation Trends under Fair Debt Collection Practices and Acts and Fair Credit Reporting Act,” Co-Author, Practicing Law Institute – 12th Annual Consumer Financial Services, Litigation Institute, San Francisco, CA (May 10-11, 2007)

“How Are Courts Interpreting the New Bankruptcy Code?,” Co-Author, The Review of Banking & Financial Services Review (November 2006)

“HEADS UP! Major Changes Made to Consumer Bankruptcy Practice,” Co-Author, The Houston Lawyer, (July and August 2005)

“The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005,” Co-Author, The Review of Banking & Financial Services (July 2005)

“Non-Compliance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and Its Effect on Reciprocity for United States Citizens Abroad,” 17th N.Y. INTERNATIONAL LAW REV. 1, Winter 2004