Ranking tables

Bankruptcy/Restructuring | USA

Texas

The focus is on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring and the legal processes related to distressed businesses, which can either be reorganized or go into liquidation. Also, especially in the current economic environment, the chapter includes lawyers who advise on acquisition opportunities that arise out of distressed businesses. Lawyers in this chapter assist clients such as corporate debtors, investors and asset purchasers, secured and unsecured creditors and creditors` committees, bondholders, insurers, directors of distressed companies and any other interested parties in corporate restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. In addition to transactional work, bankruptcy also covers any related litigation, such as disputes between such parties in connection with distressed companies and Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 processes.

Rankings overview for Departments

All Departments profiles

1
Band 1
  1. Haynes and Boone, LLP
    1
    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Haynes and Boone is 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.
  2. Norton Rose Fulbright
    1
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright has an excellent bankruptcy and restructuring team that provides clients with high-quality counsel on a broad range of matters, including committee representations as well as valuation and solvency proceedings. Regularly works on contentious and noncontentious international restructurings as well as domestic Chapter 11 cases. Cross-border reorganization capabilities are enhanced by its groups in Europe, Canada and Australia. Acts for a range of clients, including international financial institutions and government-owned utility companies.
  3. Vinson & Elkins LLP
    1
    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Vinson & Elkins LLP is home to a preeminent bankruptcy practice with a strong bench of specialist practitioners. Focuses on representing large multinational companies in the energy space. Regularly advises clients on Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. Experienced in debtor engagements, secured lender work and the representation of strategic buyers of distressed assets. Also known for representation of creditor interests, including single lenders and administrative agents.
2
Band 2
  1. Akin
    2
    Akin
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Akin is highly regarded for advising creditors and debtors on a wide range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, including litigation and distressed asset acquisitions. Frequently engaged on complex workouts and insolvencies in the energy sector. Sector expertise also covers healthcare, real estate and retail. Noted for its particular competence in assisting bondholders, with additional experience in representing creditors, debtors, liquidators and trustees.
  2. Jones Day
    2
    Jones Day
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Jones Day has a high-profile practice that works on complex restructurings and bankruptcy filings on behalf of blue-chip clients. Advises debtors, lenders and committees. Experienced in mass tort restructurings and resolving derivatives-related issues. Known for its strength in handling cross-border matters, as well as union, pension and retiree legacy issues. Expertise spans restructuring work concerning asbestos-related matters.
  3. Porter Hedges LLP
    2
    Porter Hedges LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Porter Hedges LLP possesses strong capabilities in the energy and healthcare sectors. Excels at contentious and noncontentious reorganizations, as well as matters arising from the oil and gas industries. Also advises clients on Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. Represents debtors, creditors, institutional lenders and investors, among others.
  4. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    2
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP offers a debtor-focused restructuring and insolvency team. Regularly engaged on bankruptcies and reorganizations, and able to handle mandates with a cross-border element. Sector expertise covers energy, insurance and transportation.
3
Band 3
  1. Bracewell LLP
    3
    Bracewell LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    Bracewell LLP possesses notable strength in oil and gas bankruptcies involving local and national clients. Adept at handling workouts and Chapter 11 cases. Frequently engaged by institutional investors and commercial lenders, particularly in relation to work in the energy and shipping industries. Houses a respected bankruptcy litigation practice, acting for both creditors and debtors. Experienced in handling international restructurings.
  2. 3
    Forshey Prostok LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Forshey Prostok LLP is a boutique firm delivering comprehensive bankruptcy and restructuring advice, with a strong presence in Fort Worth. Advises a wide range of clients on business disputes, including professional malpractice, shareholder disputes and fraud. Substantial experience in representing Chapter 11 debtors in the energy sector. Highlighted for its strength in advising debtors.
  3. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    3
    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP advises creditors and debtors on reorganizations, both in and out of court. The team provides corporate clients and independent board committees with risk guidance and is noted for its work in the energy sector, as well as for its experience in matters relating to the retail and banking industries.
  4. Jackson Walker LLP
    3
    Jackson Walker LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Jackson Walker LLP represents a diverse client base across sectors including energy, real estate and healthcare. Frequently engaged on reorganizations, Chapter 11 cases and bankruptcy litigation. Caseload ranges from complex corporate cases to liquidation proceedings for small businesses and individuals. Acts on behalf of creditors, debtors and asset purchasers, among others.
  5. Reed Smith LLP
    3
    Reed Smith LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Reed Smith LLP boasts a significant bench of specialist bankruptcy practitioners with experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. Frequently acts on behalf of clients in the energy and retail industries. Noted in particular for its impressive representation of creditors and investors.
4
Band 4
  1. Baker Botts L.L.P.
    4
    Baker Botts L.L.P.
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    Baker Botts maintains an active practice advising clients on reorganization cases and liquidations, with strength in related litigation. The team also has expertise in out-of-court workouts. Recognized for its work in the oil and gas sector, Baker Botts has notable experience in representing creditors, committees and asset acquirers. The expertise of the firm covers distressed asset acquisitions and dispositions.
  2. Foley & Lardner LLP
    4
    Foley & Lardner LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    Foley & Lardner LLP is recognized for its expertise in the bankruptcy and restructuring field. Advises clients in the energy, healthcare and retail sectors on workouts, reorganizations and public debt restructuring. Additional expertise in distressed asset sale and contested Chapter 11 proceedings.
  3. Holland & Knight LLP
    4
    Holland & Knight LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 4 | 22 Years Ranked
    Holland & Knight LLP has a capable bankruptcy practice with an established reputation for its frequent engagement on oil and gas reorganizations, especially upstream and midstream. Experience ranges from midsized regional bankruptcies to large-scale creditor representations. Areas of expertise include distressed asset transactions and lease disputes. Particularly active representing trustees and bondholders, as well as secured creditors, equity owners and company operators.
  4. Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC
    4
    Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC offers a strong creditors' committee practice that is active across the USA. Also notable for advising debtors, trustees and asset purchasers. Particular strength in pre-bankruptcy and out-of-court workouts. Experienced in defending fraudulent conveyance actions. Active in sectors such as healthcare, energy, real estate and retail.
  5. Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC
    4
    Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC is well regarded locally and nationally for undertaking a wide variety of restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Expertise covers issues such as Chapter 11 cases and asset sales. Experienced in a number of sectors, including energy, financial services and healthcare. Particular strength in cross-border insolvency. Advises clients such as creditors, debtors, committees, trustees and investors.
  6. Winstead PC
    4
    Winstead PC
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Winstead PC supports clients in a range of bankruptcy matters, including Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court workouts. Works with commercial banks, asset-based lenders and lender syndicates, among others.
  7. Dykema Gossett PLLC
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 4
5
Band 5
  1. A&O Shearman
    5
    A&O Shearman
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    A&O Shearman is noted for its expertise in restructuring matters, both in and out of court. The firm regularly represents clients in the energy sector.
  2. Akerman LLP
    5
    Akerman LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Akerman LLP offers a notable practice that covers the full range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, with particular expertise in litigation. Focused on work for creditors, with the ability to advise debtors. Client base also includes bondholders and trustees. Also well versed in commercial mortgage foreclosures, workouts and receiverships, as well as international insolvency transactions. Often works with clients active in the airline, manufacturing and energy sectors.
  3. Gray Reed
    5
    Gray Reed
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Gray Reed is a noteworthy Texas firm with significant experience in the full range of bankruptcy matters. Acts for a varied client base, including trustees, creditors and debtors.
  4. Okin Adams Bartlett Curry LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2023 | Band 5