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


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 percent 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

Texas Super Lawyers Features 57 Haynes and Boone Lawyers

Texas Super Lawyers recognized 57 Haynes and Boone lawyers in the 2018 edition of the annual directory published by Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 


Chambers USA

Haynes and Boone Shines in 2018 Chambers USA Rankings

More than 50 Haynes and Boone lawyers and 18 practice areas have been recognized in the 2018 Chambers USA legal directory published by Chambers & Partners.


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2019

Best Lawyers in America 2019 has featured 111 Haynes and Boone lawyers in its annual referral guide of outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2018

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

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," co-author, Bloomberg Law Reports - Bankruptcy, Vol. 4, No. 17, April 26, 2010.

Professional Recognition

  • 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, 2009-2019
  • Recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers and Partners, for Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring, 2012-2018
  • Recognized in 2018 for having been included in Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, top-attorney lists for 10 years or more
  • Recognized as a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas for Bankruptcy, D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2005, 2007-2009, 2011-2014, and 2016
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, as one of the leading practitioners for Bankruptcy and Restructuring Nationwide, 2003-2018; in Texas, 2015-2018
  • 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, 2003-2018
  • Recognized as a Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, 2003-2007, 2010-2012
  • Named Best Lawyers' Dallas Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year," Woodward/White, Inc., 2012
  • Recognized as a Top 100 Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2011
  • Recognized in The International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, Law Business Research Ltd., 2007, 2010

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