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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

Renowned for its work on complex bankruptcy and restructuring cases. Regularly advises on workouts and Chapter 11 matters. Able to offer tailored advice to local organizations, with particular expertise in matters relating to distressed oil and gas clients. Advises a wide range of parties, including debtors, creditors and buyers of distressed companies' assets and business operations. Client base includes manufacturers and retail companies.

Strengths

One client notes: "They have been incredible in a time that has been very difficult. They provide amazing support and counsel."

Another adds: "It is an outstanding team with a number of excellent lawyers."

"The team is awesome," comments an interviewee, explaining: "They are efficient, creative and they don't crack under pressure. They're good advisers."

Work highlights

Represented Chiyoda International in connection with McDermott International's Chapter 11 proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Charles Beckham enjoys a strong reputation as a leading lawyer for oil and gas bankruptcies. He offers extensive experience acting for debtors and creditors in a wide range of issues, including in-court and out-of-court restructurings.
"He is excellent and very knowledgeable." "He is a very good lawyer and leads the way."

Eli Columbus enjoys a growing practice working on behalf of secured lenders and creditors in a range of bankruptcy matters, including Chapter 11 cases.
"He is an expert in bankruptcy matters. He is knowledgeable on technical requirements and their practical and tactical effects. He is completely at home on his feet in court hearings and he is very aware of industry trends." "Eli is very sharp and he helps us to understand the dynamics and different documents."

Ian Peck chairs the bankruptcy and restructuring practice and is adept at advising on Chapter 11 proceedings.
"Ian is very creative and extraordinarily responsive. He calms down challenging situations." "Ian is a real player in the market."

Frasher Murphy advises creditors and debtors on bankruptcy matters, including Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court workouts.
"Frasher is phenomenal at legal negotiations." "He is one of my go-to lawyers. He does outstanding work and he's an extremely responsive and communicative lawyer." "He keeps us focused on the end game and leads us to the best possible outcome."

Stephen Pezanosky acts for creditors and debtors in a range of bankruptcy matters, with notable experience in the healthcare space.
"Stephen is a very able litigator." "He does a very good job."

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Overview

Our team excels in complex out-of-court financial restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganization cases, using the knowledge and experience gained during decades of advising clients facing troubled situations.

From representing a variety of parties-in-interest — debtors, creditors, lenders, agent banks and equity security holders — in multi-faceted, multibillion-dollar corporate reorganizations, our lawyers can anticipate developments that can lead to a mutually beneficial outcome for both the debtor and creditors. Our diversity of perspective and experience also means it is unlikely that our lawyers will encounter unfamiliar complications.

Our firm’s clients come from virtually every industry and include more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, major foreign companies and large financial institutions. While our restructuring team has served clients in a broad range of industries, we have developed extensive experience in the aviation, healthcare, retail, transportation, and manufacturing industries.

Haynes and Boone also is recognized as a leader in the field of distressed energy, oil and gas, oilfield services and petrochemical companies, understanding both the day-to-day operational and financial issues involved and the larger economic and political trends that have led to varying business cycles.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Haynes and Boone, LLP

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1221 McKinney Street

Suite 4000

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77010

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Texas

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Charles Beckham Jr
Band 1
Eli Columbus
Band 3
J. Frasher Murphy
Band 4
Stephen Pezanosky
Band 3