Demetra L. Liggins

Demetra L. Liggins

  • 713.951.5884
    832.397.8052
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    832.397.8052
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Partner

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    333 Clay Street
    Suite 3300
    Houston, TX 77002 USA
    713.951.5884
    832.397.8052
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Demetra Liggins has over a decade of experience in business finance and restructurings for a variety of large and small public and private companies. She helps navigate her clients through complex corporate reorganization and distressed acquisitions. She works on both in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Demetra is highly regarded for her ability to quickly and efficiently help clients assess the effects of a bankruptcy on their corporate and financial transactions. She is a trusted business partner who works with her clients to identify and achieve their goals in the bankruptcy process.

Experience

  • Working with financial institutions, public and private companies, partnerships, and private-equity funds, Ms. Liggins has a broad range of experience. She helps clients both purchase and sell assets in distressed situations, secure financing, and negotiate structure and implement cash collateral orders and debtor-in-possession financing agreements on behalf of both a company and a financial institution. Ms. Liggins also helps clients draft plans of reorganizations and with out of court restructuring. Her clients include health care systems, retail corporations, financial institutions, and oil and gas companies.

  • Recently, Ms. Liggins played a leading role in Thompson & Knight's representation of both Baseline Oil & Gas and Cross Canyon Energy Corp. Both bankruptcy cases involved pre-negotiated and packaged plans of reorganization (a "pre-pack") and both of the companies exited from bankruptcy in less than 60 days.

  • For a list of more extensive representations, please click here.

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk, Honorable U.W. Clemon, United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 2000-2001

Distinctions/Honors

  • Law Firm Rainmakers, Diversity & the Bar; 2011

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); 2005, 2007-2011, 2013-2014

  • Houston's "Top Lawyers," H Texas magazine; 2010-2013

  • President's Award, Houston Bar Association; 2005-2006

  • Lawyer on the Fast Track, H Texas Magazine; 2004

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