Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring

Successfully navigating distressed situations requires lawyers who know the law and understand business.

The Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring Practice Group at Haynes and Boone has long been recognized as one of a handful of teams in the nation fully equipped to handle the largest and most complex out-of-court financial restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganization cases.

Our clients, whether debtors, creditors, lenders, equity security holders or agent banks, rely on our significant experience, skill and deep bench. With partners and counsel that have been practicing for 25 years or more, on average, and a dedicated team of well-trained associates, we have the knowledge, experience, and skills to tackle our clients’ toughest problems.

We have handled matters across a wide variety of industries, and our lawyers are adept at learning the “ins-and-outs” of our clients’ businesses. In fact, Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, reported that our lawyers “consistently become experts on the matters they are handling, and their work product is flawless.” For example, in the oil and gas space, our clients are expertly represented by our deep understanding of both their day-to-day operational and financial issues and the economic and political trends that affect their businesses.

Not surprisingly, our lawyers have developed excellent reputations in the nation’s busiest bankruptcy jurisdictions, including New York, Delaware, Texas and Colorado. As trusted legal and business advisors, we know how to accomplish our clients’ goals in and out of the courtroom.

Our experience includes:

  • Advising boards of directors of distressed and failing companies
  • Serving as counsel to debtors, creditor committees, senior debt holders, portfolio companies, subordinated debt holders, ad hoc groups of creditors and equity security holders
  • Advising sellers and buyers in distressed mergers and acquisitions
  • Representing key suppliers, landlords and tenants of distressed retail and manufacturing companies
  • Representing banks as agents for syndicates, both secured and unsecured
  • Representing parties with significant claims against debtors in bankruptcy
  • Defending parties facing significant litigation claims brought by bankruptcy trustees and creditors
  • Representing corporate clients in transactions and litigation with financial distressed counterparties
  • Advising parties in connection with cross-border workout and restructuring matters, particularly in Mexico

Industry Experience

Our lawyers have represented clients in matters involving many different industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation and airline
  • Communications and media
  • Construction and home building
  • Oil, gas, alternative energy, and utilities
  • Gaming
  • Government contracting
  • Financial services and insurance
  • Food distribution
  • Franchise
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and lodging
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Telecommunications
  • Technology
  • Transportation




Oil Patch Bankruptcy Monitor

Download the Haynes and Boone Oil Patch Bankruptcy Monitor here – Updated February 7, 2016.

Dozens of North American oil and gas producers commenced Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Canadian bankruptcy cases in 2015 involving over $17.3 billion in cumulative secured and unsecured debt. As of February 7, 2016, six producers have filed bankruptcy so far this year. Industry and economic indicators suggest more producer bankruptcy filings will occur during 2016. With the slump in commodity prices persisting, the lawyers of Haynes and Boone’s Energy and Bankruptcy Practice Groups are closely following recent industry developments.



Mississippi Bankruptcy Court Approves Global Settlement for Haynes and Boone Clients

A Southern District of Mississippi court has ruled in favor of a group of lenders represented by Haynes and Boone, LLP, approving a global settlement of claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and others in bankruptcy proceedings involving Mississippi Phosphates Corporation and its affiliates.

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