Ian Peck



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1999, Professional Authorities Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

B.A., English, University of Oklahoma, 1996, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1999

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


Ian Peck is a well-known restructuring lawyer who has handled numerous complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, and distressed mergers and acquisitions transactions across a broad array of industries.  Ian understands that debt restructuring or bankruptcy can often be the most stressful and critical event in a client’s history and brings a sense of calm determination to each restructuring engagement.

Ian’s experience includes leading roles in some of the largest bankruptcy cases in recent history, serving as lead counsel for a bankrupt bank holding company facing claims of over $2 billion and representing one of the world’s largest generators and marketers of electricity in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization.  Ian also has extensive experience in middle-market cases, recently guiding one of the largest retail liquor chains in Texas through bankruptcy and previously representing a four-hundred store furniture retailer in its Chapter 11 case.  Outside of the courtroom, Ian has helped several companies renegotiate their financial and contractual obligations to avoid contentious litigation or lengthy reorganization proceedings. 

One of Ian’s core strengths is his ability to listen to his clients and develop and execute strategies that place them in the best position to accomplish their financial and operational goals.  This skillset has served him well, particularly in cases in which Ian has represented private equity firms or their distressed portfolio companies.  Ian’s business sense has also led many healthy corporations to engage him for advice on transactions and litigation with financial troubled counterparties.   

Ian's exceptional client service and reputation have resulted in numerous accolades, including recognition as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA (Texas), Best Lawyers in America, and Texas Super Lawyers, among others.  Ian frequently speaks throughout the country on bankruptcy topics, including various Chapter 11 plan issues and transportation company bankruptcies.  Ian is also a prolific author, having published scholarly articles throughout his career and recently serving as a contributing author to the new Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise, the first comprehensive bankruptcy treatise published in the last 40 years.

Ian is active in the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Dallas Bar Association and serves on the board of directors of CASA of Tarrant County, a non-profit organization whose volunteers make recommendations for safe, permanent homes for abused and neglected children.  Ian has also served the community through his pro bono work, including obtaining asylum in the United States for a client who was violently persecuted in her native country.


Chambers USA

Chambers USA 2014

Chambers USA has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP in its annual guide, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014, featuring 17 of the firm’s practices and 49 individual lawyers. Two of the firm’s practice groups, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Franchising, were included in the national rankings.

Selected Client Representations

  • Representation of Centennial Beverage Group in its Chapter 11 case in the Northern District of Texas. 
  • Representation of Guaranty Financial Group Inc. and three of its affiliates in their complex Chapter 11 cases in the Northern District of Texas. Through its subsidiaries, GFG formerly owned Guaranty Bank, which operated more than 100 bank branches in Texas and California and, as of year-end 2007, had consolidated assets of more than $16 billion. 
  • Representation of American LaFrance, one of the oldest fire-apparatus manufacturers in America, in its Chapter 11 proceedings. 
  • Representation of furniture retailer The Bombay Company in its Chapter 11 proceedings. 
  • Representation of Mirant Corporation, one of the world’s largest generators and marketers of electricity, in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization. 
  • Representation of Kitty Hawk, Inc. and ten of its affiliates in Chapter 11 proceedings. 
  • Representation of Kevco, Inc. and its affiliates in Chapter 11 proceedings. 
  • Representation of various debtors and creditors in matters throughout the United States, particularly in the telecommunications, healthcare and energy industries.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2014-2015 
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, 2013-2014 
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in Texas for Bankruptcy, Chambers USA, 2012-2014 
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition (2004-2012) 
  • Chosen by his peers as one of Fort Worth's Top Attorneys in Bankruptcy in Fort Worth, Texas, The City's Magazine, 2005-2013

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