Steven J. Levitt

Steven J. Levitt

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Associate

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.2522
    214.999.9058
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Steven Levitt represents creditors, debtors, chapter 11 trustees, chapter 7 trustees, and unsecured creditors’ committees in complex corporate reorganizations and bankruptcy litigation.  Steve’s engagements have ranged across a wide array of industries, including energy, life insurance, healthcare, and real estate.  Steve has represented or advised upstream and midstream oil & gas companies and counterparties, energy lenders, and private equity groups that specialize in distressed energy acquisitions.

Experience

  • Represent the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in In re Endeavour Operating Corporation, Case No. Case No. 14–12308 (KJC), U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, which involves an upstream energy producer with greater than $1 billion of liabilities
  • Represent the debtors, oil and gas businesses engaged in acquiring, owning, developing and operating long-life oil and natural gas properties in Texas and Oklahoma with over $100 million in debt, in In re Parallel Energy LP, Case No. 15-12263 (KG), U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • Represent working interest owner in the bankruptcy case of an offshore Gulf of Mexico oil & gas E&P company  in In re Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC, Case No. 15-34287, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
  • Represent the Chapter 11 Trustee of a life insurance settlement company with expected life insurance maturities worth over $2 billion in In re Life Partners Holdings, Inc., Case No. 15-40289-RFN-11, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division
  • Represent overriding royalty interest owners in the bankruptcy case of an offshore Gulf of Mexico upstream company in In re ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, Case No. 12-36186, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
  • Represent the debtor as tax counsel in In re Energy Future Holdings Corp., Case No. 14-10979 (CSS), U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • Represent a fund manager and other employee creditors in In re Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., Case No. 08-13555, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Advise a midstream oil & gas company on oil & gas counterparty risk
  • Advise an upstream oil & gas company on the perfection of oil & gas liens

Prior Experience

  • Priority Accounts Sales Representative, The Hartford Insurance Co., 2007-2011

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Dallas Chapter of The Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers