Marsha A. Houston

Marsha A. Houston



  • University of Texas School of Law, 1987, J.D.
  • University of Texas at Arlington, 1983, B.A., Political Science

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California

Marsha is a member of the Financial Industry Group, practicing in the area of commercial restructuring and bankruptcy. Marsha focuses her national practice on the representation of financial institutions, secured and unsecured lenders, creditors committees, entertainment clients, trustees and investors primarily in chapter 11 reorganization matters, assignments for the benefit of creditors, a broad range of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters, and the protection of intellectual property rights. She also negotiates and documents loan restructuring transactions, debtor-in-possession financing, asset acquisition agreements, out-of-court restructurings, and workouts. Marsha's practice has included such industries as: entertainment, retail, manufacturing, real estate, airlines, mining, oil & gas, hospitality, time-share, leisure and resort properties, and health care.

Marsha regularly appears in bankruptcy cases in all California Districts, the District of Delaware, and the Southern District of New York. Marsha has represented clients in cases throughout the country including: Allied Nevada Gold, Millennium Healthcare, Fresh & Easy, Blockbuster, Inc., Columbia House, Aramid Entertainment, Kodak, City of Stockton, City of San Bernardino, Circuit City, Coach America, Axium International, Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video, Empire Land, LLC, and Cameo Homes.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
  • 1993 - Katten Muchin Rosenman


  • Honorable Lisa Hill Fenning, U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California

Professional Affiliations

  • Financial Lawyers Conference
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
    • Charter member, IWIRC’s Los Angeles Chapter