Melissa S. Hayward has extensive experience assisting clients in complex bankruptcy proceedings and commercial litigation.
With an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, named a Texas Rising Star and Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine for more than a decade, and just recognized by D Magazine as a Best Attorney in 2020, Ms. Hayward’s practice focuses on complex corporate reorganizations and debt restructurings.
Ms. Hayward has represented dozens of commercial debtors in complex Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings throughout Texas, including hospitals, retail operators, shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, construction companies, land developers, restaurants, investment managers, and a market and tradeshow center.
In addition to her extensive practice assisting struggling businesses and individuals, Ms. Hayward has also represented lenders, mortgage servicers, high profile Forbes 100 companies, internet registrants, Chapter 7 and 11 Trustees, commercial landlords, national football teams, creditors’ committees, employees, and various other creditors with respect to a wide variety of bankruptcy and litigation issues.
Ms. Hayward has significant experience in prosecuting and defending federal appeals, preference and fraudulent transfer avoidance actions, and fiduciary litigation in all stages of federal and state court.