Mark J. Petrocchi
Attorney/Partner
817-926-2500
817-926-2505

Biography

 

 

 

Mark Petrocchi maintains a Fort Worth bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights practice, representing clients in bankruptcy related cases and in out-of-court workouts primarily in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but also in other jurisdictions in and out of Texas. He has extensive knowledge and experience representing many types of participants in bankruptcy cases, state court cases, debt restructuring, liquidations, workouts, asset sales, business sales and related types of representations, including debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, financial institutions, trustees, committees, asset purchasers and sellers. Because stressed financial situations often involve the transfer of assets, this practice involves acquisitions of assets and mergers of companies.

His representations include creditors, trustees and debtors in large cases to mom & pop types of businesses. He has substantial experience in litigation and is regularly involved in contested adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court and other courts, including actions for recovery of preferences, fraudulent transfer actions, valuation motions, asset purchases, stay proceedings, plan confirmations and an array of motions related to bankruptcy cases. Because Mark Petrocchi is fortunate enough to enjoy a broad bankruptcy practice, he is required by BACPA 2005 to state "We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code." 


Areas of Practice


Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court 1986
  • Supreme Court of the State of Texas, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern, Northern and Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • B.B.A. - 1982
    • Major: Accounting

Representative Published Works

  • Chapter 11- Is a Tsunami Coming or Just a Rising Tide? The Credit Crunch Shock Wave, 2008 Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench/Bar Conference, Keiffer, Petrocchi and Snyder
  • Exempt Property: Or, No Property is Safe While the Legislature is in Session, The Art of Collections, Texas Bar CLE (2003)
  • Oh Money Where Art Thou?, Bench Bar Conference IX, Tarrant County Bar Association (2002)
  • Involuntary- Will it Happen?, Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, State Bar CLE (2001)

Representative Cases

  • Royal Neighbors of Am. v. Kids Kampus Creative Learning Ctr. LLC, No. 3:18-cv-02001-L (BT), 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153154, (N.D. Tex. Aug. 21, 2019)
  • Garner v. Sherwood (In re Jones), Nos. 16-41283-ELM-7, 18-04098, 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 795, (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Mar. 11, 2019)
  • Outlaw Lab. LP v. NB Wholesale, Inc., No. 3:18-CV-0946-L-BK, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38655, (N.D. Tex. Feb. 11, 2019)
  • Callan v. Black Strata, LLC (In re MontCrest Energy, Inc.), No. 13-41129-DML-7, 2014 Bankr. LEXIS 4916, at *30 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Dec. 3, 2014)
  • Reagan v. NPOT Partners I, LP (In re NPOT Partners I, LP), 491 F. App'x 477, 477 (5th Cir. 2012)
  • Arnold v. Quigley (In re Quigley), Nos. 09-43357-DML, 09-04317-DML, 2011 Bankr. LEXIS 1004, (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Mar. 16, 2011)
  • Trinity Meadows Raceway, Inc. v. Tex. Racing Comm'n (In re Trinity Meadows Raceway, Inc.), Nos. 97-41302-DML-7, 06-04165, 2007 Bankr. LEXIS 3018, (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Sep. 11, 2007)
  • In re FFP Operating Partners, LP, No. 03-90171-BJH-11, 2005 Bankr. LEXIS 3216, (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Oct. 21, 2005)
  • In re FFP Operating Partners, LP, No. 03-90171-BJH-11, 2004 Bankr. LEXIS 1192, (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Aug. 12, 2004)
  • In re FFP Operating Partners., L.P., No. 03-90171-BJH-11, 2004 Bankr. LEXIS 884, (Bankr. N.D. Tex. June 16, 2004)
  • In re FFP Operating, L.P., No. 03-90171-BJH-11, 2004 Bankr. LEXIS 896, (Bankr. N.D. Tex. June 16, 2004)
  • In re Hutchison, No. 01-46374-BJH-11, 2002 Bankr. LEXIS 2014, (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Jan. 18, 2002)
  • In re. White, 265 B.R. 547- (Bankr. N.D. Tex., 2001)
  • Cunningham v. Am. Automatic Sprinkler, Inc. (In re Trinity Meadows Raceway, Inc.), 252 B.R. 660, (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2000)
  • In re Brio Ref., Inc., 86 B.R. 487, 488 (N.D. Tex. 1988)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • John C Ford Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Master
  • Tarrant County Bankruptcy Bar, Section Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association - Bankruptcy Law Section, Past  President

Representative Honors and Awards

  • Designated as Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating (AV rated from 1999 - Current)
  • Designated as a Super Lawyer, a Thomson Reuter service printed in Texas Monthly Magazine (2006 - 2019)
  • Designated as a Top Attorney in Tarrant County by Fort Worth Magazine, a publication of Fort Worth, Texas the City’s Magazine, (2006 - 2010 and 2012 - 2019)
  • Designated as a Top Attorney in 360West Magazine, a publication of Fort Worth, Texas (2018 -  2019)