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Audrey Hornisher

Associate
Office

Dallas

901 Main Street
Suite 6000
Dallas, TX 75202
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Fax: +12146594061
Education
J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 2016, SMU Science & Technology Law Review, Managing Editor; SMU Dedman School of Law Consumer Clinic, Student Attorney & Chief-Counsel; SMU Board of Advocates, Director; Association for Public Interest Law, President
B.A., with distinction, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, Oklahoma, 2013, Political Science
State Bar Licenses
Texas
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas

Audrey Hornisher

Associate

Audrey Hornisher's practice focuses primarily on corporate restructurings and secured transactions. She represents all major stakeholders in restructurings and secured transactions, including asset purchasers, lenders, contractors and subcontractors. Audrey's experience involves a range of industries, including energy, finance, insurance, manufacturing, retail and technology.

Audrey has experience with:

  • 11 U.S.C. § 363 sales
  • Proofs of claim
  • Objections to exemptions
  • Negotiation of cash collateral
  • Fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Voidable preference litigation
  • Mineral lienS
  • UCC-1 financing statements

In her bankruptcy practice, Audrey regularly represents lenders and businesses to assess and resolve issues in chapter 11, 7, and 13 bankruptcies. She assisted in the 11 U.S.C. § 363 sale of a national retail chain and has an understanding of the procedures and requirements of selling distressed assets. Additionally, Audrey has helped both large lenders and small businesses navigate the path to protect their collateral during a debtor's bankruptcy including filing a proof of claim, lifting the automatic stay, objecting to exemptions and negotiating the use of cash collateral. She has experience in representing creditors in adversary proceedings including fraudulent transfer and voidable preference litigation. While representing a national energy company, she assisted in the negotiation of settling a preference action for .15% of the alleged damages.

Additionally, Audrey regularly assists lenders and energy companies in assessing their rights and remedies in a secured transaction. She assists energy contractors and subcontractors in establishing and enforcing mineral liens. Audrey also has experience with analyzing UCC-1 financing statements to determine the validity of the security interest and priority of secured creditors. While representing a lender Audrey was able to avoid several previously filed UCC-1 financing statements for failure to comply with the requirements of the Uniform Commercial Code, which increased her client’s priority to the collateral.

Prior to joining Clark Hill Strasburger, Audrey served as a judicial law clerk for Chief Judge Ronald B. King of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Western District of Texas. She utilizes her clerkship experience to provide a unique and valuable perspective of her clients' issues.

Presentations

  • Speaker. Why Label Talent? Leveraging the Strengths of Every Generation in Your Legal Practice, Dallas Bar Association – Bankruptcy Section (June 2019)
  • Speaker. Only the Senior Secured Survive: UCC Article 9, Southwest Association of Bank Counsel Conference (September 2018)
  • Panelist. Federal Judicial Clerkship Panel, SMU Dedman School of Law (September 2017)
  • Panelist. Behind the Chamber Door, San Antonio Bar Association (July 2017)

Publications

  • Co-Author with Andrew Edson. BANKRUPTCY UPDATE: New Requirements & Deadlines for Proofs of Claim, Strasburger's Business Reorganization & Bankruptcy Newsletter (March 2018)
  • Co-author with Chief Judge Ronald B. King and Amber Fly. Recent Developments Supp. Case Law Update, Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, San Antonio, Texas (May 2017)
  • Author. Short-Circuiting Legal Guidance in the Digital Age: An Evaluation of Inadequate Protections for the First and Fourth Amendments, and the Electronic Communication Privacy Act, 18 SMU SCI. & TECH. L. REV. 343 (October 2015)
Memberships
State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section, Young Lawyer Committee, Professional Education Liaison
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
John C. Ford Inn of Court, Barrister
John C. Ford Inn of Court Future Leaders Program, Member
DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair