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.
- Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021-2023
- 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.
- Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2023
- “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 Patch 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.
B.B.A., Accounting, Baylor University, 2011, summa cum laude
J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2014, Development Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review
M.Tax, Baylor University, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
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
A Haynes and Boone, LLP team led by Partner Ian Peck has been honored by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for its representation of Tuesday Morning Corporation in its successful reorganization and emergence from Chapter 11. Haynes Boone received the 2021 Large Company Turnaround/Transaction of the Year Award. The TMA Turnaround and Transaction Awards, among the most well known in the r [...]