214.745.5410 Direct
214.745.5390 Fax

Annmarie Chiarello is a shareholder in Winstead's Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group.  Annmarie’s practice focuses primarily on commercial bankruptcy and restructuring matters in numerous industries, including: oil and gas, retail, hospitality, real estate, and healthcare.  Annmarie also represents parties in bankruptcy-related litigation and appeals.

Annmarie’s experience includes representing and counseling secured lenders, purchasers, debtors, lessors, landlords, trade creditors, trustees, and financial institutions in a wide variety of liquidation and reorganization proceedings.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully briefed and argued to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals a bankruptcy appeal. Hayward & Assocs. P.L.L.C. v. Comerica Bank (In re Bailey Tool & Mfg. Co.), 795 F. App'x 288 (5th Cir. 2020)
  • Assisted in the representation of the purchaser of Friendly’s (Bankr. Del. 20-12807)
  • Represented Chapter 11 Trustee in a real estate bankruptcy (N.D. Tex. 21-42132)
  • Represented senior lender and DIP lender in a real estate bankruptcy (N.D. Tex. 22-42943)
  • Assisted in the representation of an automotive company during its bankruptcy (N.D. Tex. 21-41655)
  • Represented various landlords, secured creditors, and DIP lenders in retail and restaurant bankruptcies, including Tuesday Morning, JCPenny, Chuck E. Cheese, GNC, Pier1, J.Crew, Fresh Acquisitions, Cici’s Pizza, and others
  • Assisted in representing secured creditors in numerous oil and gas bankruptcies (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 20-33233 and 20-3120, Bankr. E.D. Tex. 22-60301)
  • Represented various parties in fraudulent transfer, preference, non-dischargeability, and other bankruptcy litigation throughout the United States
  • Assisted in the representation of the equity committee of Tuesday Morning (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 20-31476)
  • Represented a petitioning creditor in a successful involuntary bankruptcy and the appeal related to the same. Neutra, Ltd. v. Terry (In re Acis Capital Mgmt., L.P.), 604 B.R. 484 (N.D. Tex. 2019)
  • Assisted in the representation of a Chapter 11 Trustee in a successful reorganization of collateral loan obligation portfolio manager and numerous related appeals. (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 18-30264 & 18-30265)
  • Assisted in the representation of landlord in hospital liquidation (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 17-32255)
  • Assisted in the representation of equity holder in healthcare bankruptcy and assisted in the appointment of an equity committee and representation of the same (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 17-31432)
  • Assisted in the representation of the largest unsecured creditor in aerospace-related bankruptcies (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 16 34393, 22-40487, and 22-41610)
  • Local counsel to secured creditor in helicopter oil field services bankruptcy (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 16‑31854)
  • Assisted in the representation of DIP Lender and landlord in a hospital bankruptcy (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 16-40273)
  • Represented secured creditors in numerous small business bankruptcies

Search Tips:

You may use the wildcard symbol (*) as a root expander.  A search for "anti*" will find not only "anti", but also "anti-trust", "antique", etc.

Entering two terms together in a search field will behave as though an "OR" is being used.  For example, entering "Antique Motorcars" as a Client Name search will find results with either word in the Client Name.


AND and OR may be used in a search.  Note: they must be capitalized, e.g., "Project AND Finance." 

The + and - sign operators may be used.  The + sign indicates that the term immediately following is required, while the - sign indicates to omit results that contain that term. E.g., "+real -estate" says results must have "real" but not "estate".

To perform an exact phrase search, surround your search phrase with quotation marks.  For example, "Project Finance".

Searches are not case sensitive.

back to top