Robert Albergotti



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Tulane University, 1976, Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Tulane Law Review

M.A., Tulane University, 1972

B.A., University of South Carolina, 1969, cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1982

North Carolina


Robert Albergotti has extensive experience in all aspects of bankruptcy, insolvency and creditor's rights matters. His experience includes:

  • Represented Centennial Beverage Group in its Chapter 11 case in the Northern District of Texas.
  • Represented Bank of America as Administrative Agent and Lender in WCI Communications and Crown Village Farm Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Administrative Agent in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of the bank debt of a publicly traded homebuilder headquartered in California, including revolving debt and two tranches of term debt.
  • Represented Rise Energy as successor to Goldman Sachs in connection with $300 million in debt secured by offshore California oil production platforms.
  • Represented The Bombay Companies in their Chapter 11 proceedings.  Bombay is a 400-unit chain selling retail home furnishings.
  • Represented Creditors' Committee in National Benevolent Association, a not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates senior living facilities and facilities for developmentally disabled adults and juveniles. NBA is one of the largest not-for-profit corporations ever to seek Chapter 11 relief.
  • Represented Schlotzsky's, an Austin, Texas based owner and franchise of more than 500 restaurants operating in the casual dining sector, in its Chapter 11 reorganization case.
  • Represented EOTT Energy Partners, LP in its prenegotiated Chapter 11 proceedings; EOTT is a $10 billion annual sales operator of crude oil pipelines serving 18 states. 
  • Represented Bank of America as administrative agent for a $2.65 billion credit facility in the WorldCom bankruptcy.
  • Served as principal legal adviser to the California State Assembly in connection with efforts to resolve the California "electricity crisis."
  • Represented American Healthcare Management, an acute-care hospital holding company, and its 36 hospital subsidiaries in their reorganization proceedings. At the time, these were the largest healthcare companies ever to file for reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Represented Kitty Hawk, Inc. as debtor in possession in its Chapter 11 Proceedings. Kitty Hawk is a non-integrated FAA Certificated airline serving all major U.S. markets with air freight services that emerged from Chapter 11 proceedings in late 2002.
  • Represented the Unsecured Creditors' Committee of El Paso Electric Company in its Chapter 11 reorganization case and acted as lead counsel in drafting plan of reorganization for El Paso's emergence from bankruptcy through underwritten public offering of $1.2 billion of new secured mortgage notes.
  • Represented private equity and hedge funds in asset acquisitions from numerous Chapter 11 debtors, most recently completing acquisition of natural gas assets in the Enron case.
  • Represented Louisiana based gaming licensee in prenegotiated Chapter 11 sale of its casino property.
  • Counsel to SpectraVision as debtor in its Chapter 11. Worked closely with financial advisor in a controlled blind auction of the company that yielded a merger with its largest competitor. SpectraVision creditors received 30% of the combined companies having an equity value of $650 million.
  • Represented three different debtors in possession (two energy companies and one gaming company) in fast track pre-negotiated Chapter 11 cases in which the primary creditors were committed to support Chapter 11 restructuring before the cases were filed. Each case was successfully concluded in less than four months.


Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Recognized in 2015 Texas Super Lawyers

Texas Super Lawyers has again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP in its annual award listing, featuring 65 lawyers with seven highlighted in the Tops of Texas rankings.

Published by Thomson Reuters in September 2015

Oil and Gas

Fall Survey of Oil and Gas Borrowing Base Redeterminations

Haynes and Boone Conducts Fall Survey of Borrowing Base Redeterminations

As a result of slumping oil prices, key players in oil and gas financing are predicting a decrease in the ability to borrow against reserves by an average of 39 percent, according to a Haynes and Boone, LLP survey conducted prior to the fall borrowing base redetermination season.


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Maintains Strong Presence in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

The Best Lawyers in America 2016, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 114 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers across more than 60 practice areas.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2015

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Plenary Session: The General Counsel's Roundtable," Moderator, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Legal Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • "Lehman Brothers: Priority of Collateral," Bloomberg Law Reports - Bankruptcy, Vol. 4, No. 17, Co-Authored with Mark Elmore and Jarom Yates, April 26, 2010.


Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association (Business Bankruptcy Committee);
  • North Carolina and Texas State Bars;
  • Master, John C. Ford American Inn of Court;
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy;
  • Listed in Texas Monthly, October 2002, one of Top 100 Lawyers in State of Texas


Chambers USA 2015

Chambers USA Recognizes 52 Haynes and Boone Lawyers

Fifty-two Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers are recognized in the 2015 edition of the highly regarded Chambers USA directory of top lawyers and law firms.

Published by Chambers & Partners in May 2015

Professional Recognition

  • Named Best Lawyers' 2012 Dallas Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year," Woodward/White, Inc., 2012
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Project Finance Law, 2009-2016
  • Recognized as a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas for Bankruptcy, D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2005, 2007-2009 and 2011-2014
  • Recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers & Partners, for Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring, 2012-2015
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, as one of the leading practitioners for Bankruptcy and Restructuring in the United States, 2003-2015; in Texas, 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™
  • Recognized by Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2003-2015
  • Recognized as a Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, 2003-2007, 2010-2012
  • Recognized as a Top 100 Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2011
  • Recognized in The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers, Law Business Research Ltd., 2007, 2010

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