Press Release

Haynes Boone Restructuring Group Receives Top Ranking in Chambers USA 2021 Directory

June 02, 2021
Haynes and Boone, LLP has one of the top-ranked bankruptcy/restructuring teams in Texas, according to the Chambers USA 2021 rankings (Chambers and Partners).

The firm’s Restructuring Practice Group remains in Band 1 in Texas, with more lawyers (five) ranked as leaders in Texas than any other firm. Chambers stated that Haynes and Boone is “renowned for its work on complex bankruptcy and restructuring cases . . . [and] advises a wide range of parties, including debtors, creditors and buyers of distressed companies' assets and business operations.”

Chambers also shared feedback from various clients, who said:

• “They have been incredible in a time that has been very difficult. They provide amazing support and counsel."
• “It is an outstanding team with a number of excellent lawyers."
• “The team is awesome. They are efficient, creative and they don't crack under pressure. They're good advisers.”

“We are coming off of one of our busiest years ever. As our team and capabilities continue to grow, we are honored that our clients and industry peers have ranked us in Chambers as one of the leading restructuring firms in the state,” said Partner J. Frasher Murphy, chair of the firm’s Restructuring Practice Group.

The following Haynes and Boone lawyers are ranked in the Chambers USA 2021 directory as bankruptcy and restructuring leaders in Texas: Charles Beckham Jr; Eli Columbus; J. Frasher Murphy; Ian Peck; and Stephen Pezanosky.

Commenters shared praise from clients and sources about all of Haynes and Boone’s ranked bankruptcy/restructuring lawyers:

Beckham: “He offers extensive experience acting for debtors and creditors in a wide range of issues, including in-court and out-of-court restructurings;” and “He is excellent and very knowledgeable."

Columbus: “He is knowledgeable on technical requirements and their practical and tactical effects. He is completely at home on his feet in court hearings and he is very aware of industry trends.;” and “Eli is very sharp.”

Murphy: “Frasher is phenomenal at legal negotiations;" and "He is one of my go-to lawyers. He does outstanding work and he's an extremely responsive and communicative lawyer;" "He keeps us focused on the end game and leads us to the best possible outcome.”

Peck: “Ian is very creative, and extraordinarily responsive. He calms down challenging situations;” and “Ian is a real player in the market.”

Pezanosky: “Stephen is a very able litigator;” and “He does a very good job.”

The Restructuring Practice Group at Haynes and Boone handles issues in large and complex out-of-court financial restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganization cases. In 2020, Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, ranked the practice as a market leader, and clients describe our lawyers as “business-oriented attorneys.”

Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.