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September 2017 Meeting – Mr. Thomas Rice Speaks on The Role of a Receiver in a Bankruptcy Case.


The monthly meeting for September, 2017 will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at  the San Antonio Country Club, at 4100 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas.

Social begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by an informative presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Map to San Antonio Country Club.


The presentation will be by Mr. Thomas Rice who will be discussing The Role of a Receiver in a Bankruptcy Case.

Thomas Rice

Mr. Thomas Rice practices in San Antonio, Texas, and at venues throughout Texas.

Mr. Rice will be reviewing and updating his article on the Role of a Receiver in a Bankruptcy Case, as published at the American Bar Association website, which can be accessed here,

or a copy is attached to this page, T Rice The Role of a Receiver in a Bankruptcy Case – Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation (00306086xDCB87).


Mr. Thomas Rice:

Education & Training:

Pepperdine University School of Law, JD Cum Laude

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in History and Economics

Practice Areas:

Bankruptcy & Insolvency (certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) in Business Bankruptcy Law)

Business Litigation

Complex Commercial Litigation

D&O Litigation

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of Texas (2000)

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court, Western District of Texas

United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas


Mr. Rice represents the commercial interest of a wide variety of clients in connection with entities suffering from economic distress. While typically these interests are prompted by the filing of a bankruptcy case, Mr. Rice has also represented parties in negotiating out-of-court restructurings. As part of his practice, Mr. Rice has represented parties that conduct business in a variety of industries including commercial real estate development, retail, electronic commerce, restaurants and railroads. In addition to these industries, Mr. Rice has substantial experience in representing clients in the oil and gas arena, including refiners, exploration and production companies, entities owning mid-stream assets and service providers. Mr. Rice has also undertaken numerous cases involving breaches of fiduciary duties by corporate officers and directors. Within the bankruptcy realm, Mr. Rice regularly represents debtors-in possession, trade creditors, bankruptcy trustees and parties seeking to purchase assets. These representations involve both transactional aspects and complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Rice is currently the President of the Central Texas chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, which covers both San Antonio and Austin. He is also the Vice President of Law School Relations for the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Rice also volunteers on one of the oversight committees for the San Antonio chapter of the United Way, insuring accountability from the local charities that receive funds from the United Way. As a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Mr. Rice is co-editor of the Benchnotes column that appears monthly in the ABI Journal.

Mr. Rice served as law clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. King prior to working for the law firm of Cox Smith Matthews. In May 2014, Tom joined Pulman Cappuccio Pullen Benson & Jones as a Partner.

Select Reported Cases:

Villaje Del Rio, LTD v. Colina Del Rio, LP, 283 Fed. Appx. 263 (5th Cir. Tex. 2008)

Good v. RMR Invs., Inc., 428 B.R. 249 (E.D. Tex. 2010)

In re TXCO Res. Inc., 2010 Bankr, LEXIS 5680 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. Jan. 29, 2010

Professional and Community Activities:

State Bar of Texas, Vice President of Law School Relations for the Bankruptcy Section

Turnaround Management Association, President of the Central Texas Chapter

American Bankruptcy Institute, Co-Editor for the Benchnotes Column in the ABI Journal

United Way, Member of the Stewardship Review Committee

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