Andrew Gillespie


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Denver, 2015

B.B.A., Finance and Economics, Loyola University Chicago, 2006, cum laude

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Robert L. McGahey, Jr., for the District Court of Denver, Colorado, January-April 2015


Colorado, 2016

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


Andrew Gillespie is a lawyer in the Denver office of Haynes and Boone, focusing on restructuring, credit origination, asset acquisitions and divestitures. Andrew advises clients in all aspects of business bankruptcy and corporate restructuring including debtor-in-possession financing, asset dispositions and acquisition and related litigation. When not working on troubled assets and credits, Andrew spends considerable time counseling lenders and agent banks originating secured and unsecured loans across a wide range of industries.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Andrew worked in the fields of commercial real estate development, investment and finance. As an analyst with Column Financial, Inc., then a subsidiary of Credit Suisse, Andrew gained experience underwriting and issuing commercial real estate loans for purchase by institutional investors. Andrew leverages this experience when advising clients.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Six Numbers to Remember – 7, 11, 18, 22, 29 and 363: Oil and Gas Bankruptcy Exit Strategies and Realities,” co-author, University of Texas School of Law, 35th Annual Jay Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, 2016.

Energy Bankruptcy

Energy Bankruptcy Special Year-end Edition 2016

Commencing in 2015, the oil and gas industry began to experience a level of distress unprecedented in recent decades. During this time of distress, Haynes and Boone has provided regular updates containing data regarding oil and gas bankruptcy filings. We began this process with our Oil Patch Bankruptcy Monitor and subsequently commenced publication of our Oilfield Services Bankruptcy Tracker and our Midstream Report. In response to the overwhelming feedback from our loyal readers, we now share our Special Year-End Report that includes, not only updates to our Oil Patch Bankruptcy Monitor, Oilfield Services Bankruptcy Tracker, and Midstream Report, but also new data regarding bankruptcy exit strategies successfully employed by oil and gas producers.

Selected Client Representations

Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Related Litigation

  • Represented MPAP Holdings in connection with its hostile acquisition of 100% of the membership interests of Docupace Technologies following the bankruptcy of RCAP – Docupace’s controlling member.
  • Represented creditors, including exploration and production companies, in lien priority disputes arising in Chapter 11 bankruptcies.
  • Represented exploration and production companies in the acquisition of working interests from debtors through Chapter 11 bankruptcies. 
  • Represented trade creditors in adversary proceedings against avoidance actions including fraudulent transfer and preference claims.
  • Represented numerous working interest co-owners in securing working interest disbursements during the oil and gas downturn.

Commercial Lending

  • Represented U.S. Bank National Association as administrative agent and lender in connection with a $125 million delayed draw term loan secured primarily by twenty-two separate real estate parcels spanning four jurisdictions. 
  • Represented private investment fund in connection with the acquisition and debt financing of a five-property office and industrial portfolio sold by Equity Commonwealth totaling 1.0 million square feet located in Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri, for a gross sale price of $84 million.

Real Estate Litigation

  • Represented mine owner after foreclosure proceedings in rescission action. 
  • Represented client against state law fraudulent transfer claims and appointment of receiver, including successful defense of lower court’s denial of receivership request on appeal.
  • Represented homeowners’ association in quiet title action.
  • Represented homeowners’ association in derivative, fraud lawsuit.
  • Represented clients in litigation and settlement of breach of contract claims.

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