Lisa Merz Hedrick

Adams And Reese LLP

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Poydras Street 701
New Orleans 70139 LA US

Lisa Hedrick serves on the firm’s Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy team, handling general corporate and commercial litigation, as well as bankruptcy matters. Lisa counsels clients in all aspects of Chapter 11 proceedings and adversary proceedings, including debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, landlords’ and creditors’ committees.

She advises real estate developers in bankruptcy matters and provides assistance with maintaining property subject to foreclosure actions. Additionally, Lisa helps Chapter 11 debtors and creditors navigate complex oil and gas bankruptcy cases and represents petitioning creditors in contested involuntary bankruptcy proceedings.

On the commercial litigation side of her practice, Lisa advises banks, condominium associations, landlords, lenders, oil and gas companies, small and large businesses and both asset sellers and purchasers in sales and related disputes. Lisa also represents business claimants in the Deepwater Horizon class action settlement.

Lisa handles negotiation and preparation of disclosure statements, plans of reorganization, cash collateral motions and orders, debtor-in-possession financing motions and orders, asset sales, lift stay motions, voidable preference and fraudulent conveyance litigation, oil and gas issues, executory contract and unexpired lease issues, contract disputes and other matters.

Lisa has written books about commercial bankruptcy and distressed businesses, including co-authoring Strategic Alternatives For and Against Distressed Businesses (2018 ed.), one of Thomson West’s best sellers. She is active in professional organizations, including Turnaround Management Association – Louisiana, for which she serves as President.

Lisa was the founding chair of Turnaround Management Association – Louisiana’s NextGen chapter. Lisa is also involved in the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation of Louisiana, for which she serves as a member of the board.

In her pro bono work, Lisa has represented indigent children and adults with mental illness. She co-authored the Louisiana Appleseed handbook for practitioners representing clients with mental health issues and other mental disabilities. Lisa also oversees the firm’s participation in fundraising events for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which fights breast cancer and raises awareness of the issue.


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1999
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1996

Professional Affiliations & Memberships:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Consumer Protection/Bankruptcy Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) – Louisiana Network, Board Co-Chair
  • Turnaround Management Association – Louisiana’s NextGen chapter, Founding Co-Chair
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation, HUGS Coordinator


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