Small Firm
Big Mind
Business And Commercial Bankruptcy
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Rated By Super Lawyers Kell C. Mercer Selected In 2021 Thomson Reuters

Creative Legal Solutions
To Financial Challenges

Unencumbered By Bureaucracy

Kell C. Mercer, P.C., can guide you and your business through the most challenging financial situations. With over 20 years’ experience in bankruptcy law, I have the skill, experience and resources you need if you are considering business bankruptcy – and as a solo practitioner, I can provide intelligent and creative solutions free from the bureaucratic processes that often impede innovation.

When bankruptcy is the right option for your business, I can guide you through the process and help you make the right decisions. I will thoroughly analyze your situation – including the scope of assets involved, the level of debt, the amount of cash flow, the future prospects of your business and the tax issues involved – and implement pre- and post-filing strategies that can help you obtain true debt relief.

Practice Areas

Business Bankruptcy

Business Bankruptcy

Chapter 11, Chapter 7, Asset sales, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, adversary proceedings

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Fraud, breach of contract, business torts, construction, telecommunication, bond and lien claims, collections

For Individuals

In addition to representing businesses in bankruptcy, I also provide Chapter 11 bankruptcy services for individuals. And if you’re a business owner, we can discuss whether filing for business bankruptcy, rather than personal bankruptcy, is a viable option for you.

Small Firm
Big Experience

  • Selected to Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: 2021
  • Selected to Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters: 2004 – 2009
  • Admitted to practice before state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court
  • Two Decades’ Experience Designing Strategies and Creative Solutions
  • Former partner at Husch Blackwell, LLP, and Brown McCarroll, LLP


Mr. Mercer is not board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Big Businesses, Big Minds
Small Firm

Sometimes, smaller is better. At Kell C. Mercer, P.C., I am a solo practitioner who is dedicated to focusing on your needs. As a business owner, you are keenly aware of the red tape that can impede action. As a former partner at two large, national law firms, I experienced the same – that’s why I formed my own firm, where I can focus on clients’ needs and drive initiatives that benefit their bottom line.

I founded Kell C. Mercer, P.C., on three guiding principles:


Delivering dynamic and outstanding service to every client


Providing intelligent and creative solutions free from bureaucratic processes that impede innovation


Understanding every aspect of my client’s industry and business

Together – through connection and collaboration – we can work swiftly to get you and your business in a better place.

Aggressive And Strategic Strategies
Straightforward Results

At Kell C. Mercer, P.C., I focus on bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. I represent debtors, creditors’ committees, Chapter 11 trustees, plan trustees, purchasers, Chapter 7 trustees, receivers, secured and unsecured creditors in commercial bankruptcy and reorganization cases. I prepare and defend disclosure statements, reorganization and liquidation plans, and motions to sell all or substantially all assets of bankruptcy estates.

I am experienced in maintaining and defending preference and fraudulent transfer litigation. I handle all types of business litigation cases involving situations of financial difficulty, including fraud, breach of contract and business tort ligation. I also handle construction and telecommunication litigation, property owners’ association claims, bonds and liens claims and collection actions. You can rely on my experience and dedication to provide you solutions that move you forward.

Experienced Business And Commercial Bankruptcy Attorney Located In Austin, Serving Travis County, Dallas, Houston And San Antonio.
Incisive Guidance For Businesses
Facing Challenging Financial Situations