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


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 the Chair of the firm's Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring section and 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 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. 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.

Client Focus

Haynes and Boone Team Successfully Sells Prison Investment

Haynes and Boone Team Successfully Sells Prison Investment

A large interdepartmental Haynes and Boone team achieved an extraordinary result in a unique transactional matter that started with a prison riot in a private prison in Willacy County, Texas, in February of 2015.


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2017

Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 108 Haynes and Boone lawyers across more than 50 practice areas in the 2017 edition.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc., August 2017

Selected Client Representations

  • Representation of Erickson Incorporated and its affiliates in their Chapter 11 reorganization in the Northern District of Texas. A plan of reorganization was confirmed less than five months after Erickson and its subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy; which reduced Erickson’s pre-bankruptcy debt by over $400 million.
  • 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.


DMag Best Lawyers 2015

Haynes and Boone Featured on D Magazine Best Lawyers List

Haynes and Boone, LLP maintains a solid presence in the annual D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas directory, with 27 firm lawyers recognized across various practice areas.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2014-2017
  • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2016
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in Texas for Bankruptcy, Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, 2012-2016
  • Recognized by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2015-2017
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2004-2012
  • Chosen as a Top Attorney in Bankruptcy, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, Panther City Media Group, LP, 2005-2016

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