Press Release

Wayne Kitchens of Hughes Watters Askanase
To Speak at Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course on May 1

HOUSTON (April 29, 2008) - Wayne Kitchens, a partner with Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. (HWA), will speak on "The Sale of Assets in Bankruptcy" as part of a panel for the 26th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course in Austin on May 1.

Kitchens was chosen as a panelist because of his reputation and experience as a business bankruptcy practitioner. Other panelists joining Kitchens are Raymond W. Battaglia, with Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison and Tate, Inc.; Bernard R. Given II, with Beck & Given, P.C.; the Hon. Russell F. Nelms, United States bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Texas.

Serving as moderator is Joseph J. Wielebinski, Jr., shareholder with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.  "The sale of a company's assets while in bankruptcy in accordance with Section 363 of bankruptcy code is a hot topic these days. This panel will help attorneys understand the current bankruptcy environment for the selling off of assets," said Kitchens. "I'm pleased to be a part of a panel of such highly regarded practitioners, and I look forward to the discussion."

Kitchens, who joined HWA in 1988, focuses his practice on reorganizations and workouts for corporations and individuals, the representation of secured creditors in and out of bankruptcy and the representation of entities that seek to acquire assets out of bankruptcy cases.

He also represents bankruptcy trustees and creditors' committees. Kitchens has been named one of Houston's Best Lawyers by H-Texas Magazine and a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and Texas Monthly magazines for 2003-2007. He is certified in business bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For a full biographical profile on Kitchens, please visit

Presented by the State Bar of Texas, the Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course targets attorneys and other professionals in business bankruptcy. Attendees qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credit. To register or for more information, please visit

About Hughes Watters Askanase

For more than 30 years, Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. has helped business organizations, financial institutions and individuals succeed with their business endeavors. The firm's attorneys play a strategic role and support clients through every stage of existence and operation, from formation to liquidation. The practice focuses on the six interrelated areas which provide the greatest opportunities and most challenging obstacles: business bankruptcy, business planning and strategy, default servicing, real estate and finance, consumer financial services, and commercial litigation. For more information on Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P., please visit

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