Selected Clients | Cases

Selected Business Clients | Cases

(to preserve client confidentiality, nonpublic cases are not listed here)

In re Silveroak Holdings, Ltd. (Bob’s Steak & Chop House)

Result: Successful acquisition of original Bob’s Steak & Chop House utilizing leveraging of bid by purchase of primary secured note at discount (outbidding Omni Hotel group while paying less out of pocket
Industry: Restaurant (original Bob’s Steak & Chop House created by Bob Sambol on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, Texas)
Client: Carryforward Enterprises, Inc. – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas
Year: 2010

In re Healthsport, Inc.

Result: Pending – contemplated reverse merger rights offering through Chapter 11 Plan or Reorganization
Industry: Pharmaceutical/Neutraceutical Manufacturing (medicated bilayer strips)
Client: Certain Senior Secured Debenture Holders – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona, Phoenix
Year: 2011-2012

In re R.E. Loans, Inc.

Result: Pending – Representation of creditor group victimized by Ponzi scheme
Industry: Financial
Client: Undisclosed
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas
Year: 2011-12

In re Tyler Texas Lodging, LLC / Paris Texas Lodging, LLC (2011)

Result: Successful consensual workout with primary secured lender of hotel acquisition financing
Industry: Hospitality Assets (Hotels)
Client: Debtors in Possession (hotel owners) – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth
Year: 2010

In re Triton EP, LLC/Peak Flow Operating & Drilling, LP

Result: Successful sale of assets pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Section 363 and of resolution of ownership/control dispute
Industry: Oil & Gas (development & drilling)
Client: Debtors in Possession – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas
Year: 2010-11

In re Overland Energy, Inc.; Acorn Energy, Inc.; Tega Operating Co.

Result: Successful filing of Chapter 11 and Appointment of Chapter 11 Trustee to facilitate sales of assets
Industry: Oil & Gas (development & drilling)
Client: Debtors – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas, Plano
Year: 2011

In re Interhealth, Inc.

Result: Successful acquisition/divestiture of $10 million outpatient psychiatric facility
Industry: Healthcare
Client: Roger Farahmand – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas
Year: 2000 and 2011

In re TJ’s Trees & More, LLP

Result: Successful confirmation of Debtor’s Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
Industry: Residential Construction
Client: Debtor in Possession – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth
Year: 2010-11

In re Mercedes Homes

Result: Successful defense of Chapter 5 action
Industry: Residential Construction (Chapter 11 of national residential homebuilder)
Client: Conatser Construction – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
Year: 2011

In re TriDimension Energy, L.P. (Jointly Administered) (2012)

Result: Defense of Chapter 5 Actions (pending)
Industry: Petroleum Distribution
Client: Herring Gas Company, Inc./L. Meade Hufford – Local Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Year: 2011-12

In re Total Highway Maintenance

Result: Successful prosecution of dismissal of Chapter 11 proceeding
Industry: Construction (highway construction)
Client: Centerline Supply, LP (equipment manufacture/supply) – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, Waco
Year: 2010

In re Silver Star Development, L.P.

Result: Successful filing of involuntary Chapter 11
Industry: Real Estate Development (Retail Land Development)
Client: Debtor – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth
Year: 2010

In re SCC homes, Ltd. (Sterling Classic Homes)

Result: Successful representation of Official Committee Of Unsecured Creditors
Industry: Residential Construction (Chapter 11 of residential homebuilder)
Client: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth
Year: 2010

In re Marcal Paper Mills, Inc.

Result: Successful defense of Chapter 5 preference action
Industry: Manufacturing (Paper)
Client: Valley Roller Company (producer of specialty manufacturing equipment) – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
Year: 2009

In re Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation

Result: Successful representation of offset creditor
Industry: Agriculture (Poultry Processing)
Client: Southern Hens, Inc.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth
Year: 2008-2009

In re SGD Holdings, Ltd.

Result: Successful confirmation of creditor-sponsored reverse merger Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
Industry: Restaurant
Client: Jules Slim et al. – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth
Year: 2003

Bernie Ebbers

Result: Advised as to bankruptcy alternatives after prosecution
Industry: Telecommunications (former CEO of MCI/Wordcomm)
Client: Bernie Ebbers (Co-Lead Counsel)
Court: None
Year: 2004

In re GT Holdings, LLC (Benji movies)

Result: Successful representation of owner of Benji franchise
Industry: Media (Movies)
Client: Benji Returns Distribution LLC/Mulberry Square Releasing, Inc.- Co-Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Year: 2005

In re Honey Creek Kiwi, LLC

Result: Representation of Debtor in Possession in contested Plan battle with Senior Secured Lender resulting in 100% distribution and payment in full of all creditors
Industry: Real Estate (Apartment Complex)
Client: Debtor in Possession – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Nothern District of Texas, Dallas
Year: 2005

In re Pursue Energy Corporation (wholly owned subsidiary of Hunt Petroleum)

Result: Successful confirmation of Debtor’s plan of reorganization
Industry: Oil & Gas (Natural Gas Producer/Processing Plant)
Client: Debtor in Possession – Co-Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Year: 2004-2007

In re B. C. Rogers Poultry, Inc. & B. C. Rogers Processors, Inc.

Result: Successful confirmation of joint liquidating plan
Industry: Manufacturing (Chicken Processing & Sales)
Client: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors – Co-Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Year: 2002-2005

In re National Health & Safety Corporation

Result: Successful confirmation of creditor sponsored Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization incorporating reverse merger into publicly-traded debtor
Industry: Healthcare finance (Discount prescription cards)
Client: Nix Group – Lead Counsel
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Year: 2000

In re Seslar

Result: Successful recovery of inventory valued at over $2.0 million
Industry: Manufacturing (fully automatic ATF-registered firearms)
Client: Seslar Probate Estate
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas
Year: 2002

In re Dow Corning Corporation

Result: Successful confirmation of debtor chapter 11 plan of reorganization (worked on team with now Chief Bankruptcy Judge Barbara J. Houser)
Industry: Manufacturing (related to breast implant litigation)
Client: Dow Corning Corporation, Debtor – Associate Counsel with the now Honorable Chief Bankruptcy Judge Barbara J. Houser, Bankr, N.D. Tex.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division
Year: 1995-1999

In re Tri-City Health Centre, Inc.

Result: Successful confirmation of Debtor’s Plan of Reorganization
Industry: Healthcare (nonprofit hospital)
Client: Debtor – Tri-City Health Centre, Inc.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas
Year: 1999

In re American Desk Manufacturing Co.

Result: Representation of Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
Industry: Manufacturing (School equipment/desks)
Client: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors – Co-Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
Year: 2001

In re Meadowcraft, Inc.

Result: Successful representation of Committee
Industry: Manufacturing (Outdoor Furniture Manufacturer)
Client: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors – Co-Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Year: 1999

In re Palace Casinos, Inc.; In re Maritime Group, Ltd. d/b/a Palace Casino

Result: Successful confirmation of joint plan
Industry: Gaming (Mississippi Casino)
Client: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors – Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Year: 1998

In re Biloxi Casino Belle, Inc.

Result: Successful confirmation of joint plan
Industry: Gaming (Mississippi Casino)
Client: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors – Co-Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Year: 1997

In re 50-Off Stores, Inc., et al

Result: Successful confirmation of Debtor’s Joint Plan of Reorganization
Industry: Retail (Discount hobby store)
Client: Debtor – 50-Off Stores, Inc.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio
Year: 1997

In re Treasure Bay Casino

Result: Successful confirmation of joint plan
Industry: Gaming (Mississippi Casino)
Client: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors – Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Mississippi.
Year: 1998

In re AmGam Associates d/b/a Gold Shore Casino

Result: Successful confirmation of joint plan and recovery of over $3.0 million for unsecured creditors
Industry: Gaming (Mississippi Casino)
Client: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors – Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Mississippi, Biloxi
Year: 1997

Phillips Colleges, Inc.

Industry: Education (For-Profit 2 year Nationwide College Chain (35 States))
Result: Successful out of court liquidation
Client: Company – Co-Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, (Out-of-Court Liquidation)H.Q.: Gulfport, Mississippi
Year: 1996

K. P. Kelly Industries

Industry: Manufacturing (light metal products such as grills)
Client: Debtor in Possession – Associate Counsel with the Late Honorable Bankruptcy Judge T. Glover Roberts, Bankr, S.D. Miss.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Year: 1995

In re Compuadd Corporation

Result: Successful confirmation of Chapter 11 Joint Plan of Reorganization
Industry: Manufacturing (Computer)
Client: Debtor Compuadd Corporation – Associate Counsel with the now Honorable Chief Bankruptcy Judge Barbara J. Houser, Bankr, N.D. Tex.
Court: United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, Austin
Year: 1993