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Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari, Inc.
- Ronald Hornberger -

Ronald Hornberger

I service a wide variety of clients in need of representation in bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters and in general business matters. My goal is to provide effective, efficient service to all of my clients. It is important to me that my clients feel that they have been given good counsel as well as good representation. The vast majority of my clientele comes from referrals from former clients and  other lawyers  across Texas and the nation.

An essential goal of any good attorney and counselor should be that he or she provide careful, measured counsel to the client as well as effective representation in the legal matter in question. Any litigation matter deserves the attorney's best efforts to analyze, not only for litigation and trial, but also for mediation and settlement, so as to provide the best decision making consultation with the client.

Telephone: 210.734.7092   ext. 1106

rhornberger@pg-law.com

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Mediation.

Qualified Impartial Third Party pursuant to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §154.052 (2006).

Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Position

Of Counsel.

General

Law Clerk to Honorable John H. Wood, Jr., U. S. District Judge, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division (Deceased).

Number of years of experience: 46; active bankruptcy practice since 1979.

Numerous adversary proceedings litigated to judgment.

Have handled numerous claims involving more than $500,000 in amount.

Representation in bankruptcy matters has included debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees (Chapter 11), examiners, trustees, landlords and other interested parties in cases under Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. 

Professional Activities

Served in excess of ten years as an examiner preparing and grading the Business Bankruptcy Specialization Exam for the State Bar of Texas, Board of Legal Specialization. Also served in excess of ten years on the Bankruptcy Commission, State Bar of Texas, Board of Legal Specialization. Past Treasurer of San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association. Member, American Bar Association. Member, American Bankruptcy Institute. Member, Texas State Bar. Member, San Antonio Bar Association. Member, Federal Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit. Association of Attorney Mediators (President, San Antonio Chapter). State Bar of Texas Alternate Dispute Resolution Section Council: Secretary 2011-2012; Chair-Elect 2012-2013; Chair 2013-2014; Immediate Past Chair 2014-2015; Mayor, City of Olmos Park, Texas (2016-).

Law publications, academic appointments & honors

Was for many years the co-author of Benchnotes monthly column in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. Author or co-author of various papers presented at numerous seminars on bankruptcy in the State of Texas over the last 30 years. Named in the Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy). Honored with the highest rating in Martindale Hubbell. Served on the State Bar of Texas Specialization Commission, Bankruptcy; also served as an Examiner (Business Bankruptcy, 1986-1999). Served on the ABA Standing Committee on Specialization. Honored as a Texas Super Lawyer as published in Texas Monthly Magazine.  Best Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, San Antonio, Texas 2012.

Mediations

Mr. Hornberger completed the 40-hour mediation course at the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law. Over the past several years he has served as mediator in numerous matters involving issues in oil and gas law, a variety of commercial disputes and many different issues in bankruptcy cases. Member, Association of Attorney Mediators (President, San Antonio Chapter, 2010, 2011). Qualified Impartial Third Party pursuant to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §154.052 (2006).

Significant cases or representations

Over more than 30 years, Mr. Hornberger has participated in numerous bankruptcy cases and represented parties in interest in cases under Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, including as attorney for debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, Trustees, Examiners and Creditors' Committees. Mr. Hornberger also has served as an Examiner and as a Chapter 11 Trustee in cases under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the Western District of Texas. Mr. Hornberger has obtained confirmation of or participated as counsel for the Creditors' Committee in obtaining confirmation of numerous Plans of Reorganization in cases under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, both in the Western District of Texas and in the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Mr. Hornberger has represented numerous creditors holding claims involving more than $500,000 in amount.  Mr. Hornberger has served as an Examiner in the Western District of Texas and has represented Examiners and Trustees in cases under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Mr. Hornberger has served as Chapter 11 Trustee and as Chapter 11 Examiner in cases in the Western District of Texas and as Examiner in the Southern District of Texas.  He has also served as a Plan Liquidation Agent.  One Chapter 11 Trustee assignment involved a sub-prime lender with operations in 46 states in which a consensual plan was confirmed.  Another was as Chapter 11 Trustee in a Railroad Chapter 11 case in which the rail line was operated for a number of months prior to closing a sale of all of the line's assets.  He also has represented numerous clients as purchasers of assets pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Additionally, Mr. Hornberger has served as Mediator in numerous bankruptcy related mediations.

Courts of Practice

Licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the State Courts of the State of Texas.

Education

1965, B.A., Math, University of Texas at Austin

1969, J.D., University of Texas School of Law

1972-1976, Law Clerk for the Honorable John H. Wood, Jr. (United States District Judge, Western District of Texas, Deceased).

Attorney not Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization unless specifically indicated.
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