Megan ClontzSpencer Fane LLP, Plano, TX
MEGAN is Of Counsel at Spencer Fane LLP, where she represents debtors and secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy and nonbankruptcy insolvency matters, with a focus on small business reorganizations and restructurings, and debtor and creditor rights litigation in both state and federal courts. She also has experience representing debtors and creditors in consumer bankruptcy cases under chapters 7, 11 and 13, and in complex consumer mortgage litigation. She works to protect her clients’ assets in all aspects of bankruptcy and related litigation, including preferences, fraudulent transfers, dischargeability and state law-based actions. She entered the business reorganization space with consumer knowledge, which has given her an unexpected advantage, particularly with the enactment of the SBRA. She is most proud of her ability to serve as a bridge between consumer and business practices for other insolvency attorneys.
Megan currently chairs the DFW Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and is the most recent past chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. She previously served on boards for the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section’s Young Lawyers Committee and the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, on the Junior League of Dallas’s Leadership Council, and in leadership positions with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and other local nonprofit organizations. She also was a proponent of and integral to the formation of the new IWIRC-Central Texas Network, founded in 2023, and she is a member of ABI, IWIRC, the Hon. John C. Ford American Inn of Court, the Texas Women of Bankruptcy group, and several local bar associations. In addition, she has authored articles for ABI and other publications, and contributed to her firm’s blog and to recent editions of Texas Lawyer’s Pronske’s Texas Bankruptcy, Annotated.
Megan has prioritized volunteerism and mentorship throughout her career. While in law school, she earned the Dean’s Community Service Award and Order of the Samaritan from the University of Alabama School of Law for her volunteer work with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and she continues her work through local alumni associations, nonprofit organizations and her church. She also recently helped with the “Roadways to the Bench—Who, Me? A Bankruptcy or Magistrate Judge?” diversity outreach program in the Northern District of Texas. Prior to starting her career in private practice, she worked in student- and client-facing roles for the University of Alabama School of Law and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program. She loves to welcome students and new attorneys to the practice of law and to the bankruptcy bar specifically, and she has mentored Spencer Fane’s summer associates.
“Megan is intelligent, hardworking, ethical, kind, and is a rising leader in the bankruptcy practice area.”