David Staab

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2014, Development Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review

M.Tax, Baylor University, 2011

B.B.A., Accounting, Baylor University, 2011, summa cum laude

Admissions

Texas, 2014

Court Admissions

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

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

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

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

Profile

David Staab is an associate in the Restructuring Practice Group of Haynes and Boone. Since joining the firm in 2014, he has represented debtors, secured creditors, private equity funds, landlords, and unsecured creditor committees, among others, in a wide range of corporate restructurings. David has experience representing clients in a broad range of industries, including retail, aviation, energy, healthcare, hospitality, and lodging.

Prior to attending Vanderbilt University Law School, David gained industry experience while pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Taxation from Baylor University. His experience with a large oil and gas producer and a Big-4 public accounting firm help bring a perspective that is mindful of clients’ needs.

Apart from his work on behalf of clients of the firm, David is active in the legal community and with various volunteer opportunities. In the summer of 2013 David worked with a team of Haynes and Boone lawyers to obtain full asylum for a Democratic Republic of Congo native who was persecuted for promoting democracy in his home country. David is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, and the Tarrant County Bar Association.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a Top Attorney in Tarrant County by 360 West Magazine, Scott Publications, 2017-2018

Selected Client Representations

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

Our People

David Staab Racing

Lawyer’s Racing Hobby Keeps Family Life on Track

Like a fresh set of tires gripping a dry track, car racing grabbed ahold of Haynes and Boone Associate David Staab when he first got behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo at MotorSport Ranch near Fort Worth in 2011. Since that day, Staab has excelled as an amateur racer who has won several races.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “How Secure Are You? Secured Creditors in Commercial and Consumer Bankruptcies,” co-author, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2016.
  • “Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Tools and Tactics,” co-author, University of Texas Law School CLE, 38th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, 2016.
  • “Haynes and Boone Oil Batch Bankruptcy Monitor,” co-author, Haynes and Boone Energy Bankruptcy Monitors and Surveys, 2016-2018.
  • “Haynes and Boone Midstream Report,” co-author, Haynes and Boone Energy Bankruptcy Monitors and Surveys, 2016-2018. 
  • "Oilfield Services Bankruptcy Tracker," co-author, Haynes and Boone Energy Bankruptcy Monitors and Surveys, 2016-2018.
  • "Haynes and Boone Energy Roundup," co-author, Haynes and Boone Energy Bankruptcy Monitors and Surveys, 2016-2018.
  • “E&P Top 10 Bankruptcy Cases,” co-author, Haynes and Boone Energy Bankruptcy Monitors and Surveys, April 18, 2016.
  • “SDNY Allows Rejection of Midstream Agreements in Sabine Bankruptcy Case,” co-author, Haynes and Boone Oil Patch Bankruptcy Blog, March 9, 2016.
  • “Discovery Update for Appellate Lawyers,” co-author, University of Texas Law School CLE, 2015.
  • “A ‘Crumby’ Decision Confuses Trademark Law for Rejected Licenses in Chapter 11 Cases,” co-author, Haynes and Boone client alert, January 8, 2015.

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