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 E&P, oilfield services, airlines and aviation services, healthcare, retail, and 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.

Bankruptcy Blog

Oil Patch Bankruptcy

Oil Patch Bankruptcy

With the slump in commodity prices persisting, the lawyers of Haynes and Boone’s Energy and Bankruptcy Practice Groups are closely following industry developments and have launched a blog, Oil Patch Bankruptcy, to document recent updates and trends.

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
  • “Haynes and Boone Midstream Report,” co-author, Haynes and Boone Energy Bankruptcy Monitors and Surveys, 2016 
  • “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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