Daily News: June 21, 2012

Larson Opens Dallas Office for Forshey Prostok

Michelle V. Larson has been named a partner with Forshey Prostok LLP, a Fort Worth-based law firm specializing in bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation. With more than 15 years of experience in all facets of bankruptcy, restructuring and commercial litigation, Larson will head the firm’s new Dallas office.

Located at 500 Crescent Court, Suite 240, the new office marks the first time the Fort Worth-headquartered law firm has entered the Dallas market.

“I’m pleased to join such an accomplished team of bankruptcy attorneys,” Larson said. “Forshey Prostok is already one of the top bankruptcy firms in Texas, and I’m excited to be able to spearhead the opening of its Dallas office.”

Prior to joining Forshey Prostok, Larson was with the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She has an AV Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell, and is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, and Attorneys Serving the Community.

Some of her more notable recent experience includes representing the Texas Rangers in the successful sale of the franchise in Chapter 11, and representing Crescent Resources, a multi-faceted real estate company and its 120 affiliates in Chapter 11 proceedings that involved the restructuring of over $2 billion of secured and unsecured debt.

“Michelle’s experience and extensive knowledge of the bankruptcy market and her exceptional reputation in the legal community make her the ideal partner, not only for our firm, but also as the person to lead the growth and expansion of our Dallas office,” said Jeff Prostok, a founding partner of Forshey Prostok.

Larson received her B.S. in Accounting at Nicholls State University, where she was named valedictorian of her graduating class. She earned her J.D. at Loyola University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude, while serving on both Law Review and Moot Court. Larson is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Louisiana.