Bankruptcy and Restructuring

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David M. Bennett
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For more than four decades, Thompson & Knight's Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group has played a leading role in corporate reorganizations, both in and out of court, and in bankruptcy proceedings of all types throughout the nation. Recognizing that the needs of our clients are national and international in scope, we have developed an expertise in handling insolvency-related matters wherever they may arise. Our experience ranges from medium-sized regional bankruptcy cases to creditor representation in "mega cases": Lehman Brothers, Mirant Corp., Enron, WorldCom, and Adelphia, among others.

Our attorneys are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for their expertise in the area bankruptcy and restructuring. The group received a national tier-one ranking for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in the 2016 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers®Best Law Firms,” the preeminent listing of the nation’s top legal practices. Thompson & Knight is also ranked among the top 15 firms in Texas for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Chambers USA 2015 by Chambers & Partners as well as among the top firms nationwide for Finance: Corporate Restructuring (including bankruptcy) by The Legal 500 US 2015 by Legalease, which notes that Thompson & Knight “is rated for its ‘deep knowledge and client-focused service.’”

Thompson & Knight attorneys have reorganized businesses in complex Chapter 11 proceedings nationwide, including confirming Chapter 11 plans in industries ranging from energy to retail. On the creditor side, we represent secured creditors, committees of unsecured creditors, and lessors of real property in major Chapter 11 reorganizations. We have a full line of support to assist clients in evaluating all options, including litigation, real estate, tax, finance, regulatory, environmental, corporate, labor, securities, and other specialized areas of law that a debtor, individual creditor, committee, or counterparty may need in order to evaluate all alternatives.