Simon R. Mayer


Simon Mayer

Associate

t: 713.328.2820
f: 713.759.6834
e: smayer@hwa.com

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Simon joined Hughes Watters Askanase in 2007 after serving a two-semester internship with the firm while attending law school. He now supports the firm's business bankruptcy team.

Simon was admitted to the State Bar of Texas and began practicing law in 2007.  He also is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas.

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Simon's client experience includes:

  • Representation of trustees in Chapter 7 cases, which often entails the counseling
    of clients on collection and recovery through filing preference payments or
    fraudulent transfer claims.
  • Participation as part of a legal team that represented a Chapter 7 debtor [Case No. 05-90083, In re Kilroy]. The case included the defense of six 11 U.S.C. § 523 actions and one 11 U.S.C. § 727 action.
  • Participation as part of legal team that successfully defended against the recognition of a foreign bankruptcy proceeding under Chapter 15 [Case No. 06-37067, In re Ran].

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Trinity University, 1998
  • Juris Doctorate, South Texas College of Law, 2007

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association 
  • Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • Houston Bankruptcy Inns of Court
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas

AWARDS AND HONORS

Simon was selected to serve as articles editor for the South Texas Law Review for a one-year term from 2006 to 2007. This prestigious publication was first published in 1954.

Named a "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly magazine, 2012 - 2014.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Simon is on the board of directors and is a founding member of the newly formed Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers (HAYBL). HAYBL is an educational and charitable organization specializing in encouraging educational, mentoring, communications and networking opportunities for and with young bankruptcy attorneys in the Houston area through involvement with the bankruptcy bench, other members of the bankruptcy and restructuring community, and Texas law schools.