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Bankruptcy

Attorneys at Gibson Law Group have comprehensive experience handling a wide variety of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues for both creditors and debtors. In fact, the firm believes that there has been no better training ground for bankruptcy and creditors’ rights lawyers in the history of the modern law practice than the Gulf Coast area during the mid to late 1980s. The firm’s bankruptcy practice currently is focused on the representation of secured creditors and committees. Not surprisingly for a Gulf Coast firm, the lion’s share of cases in which we currently are involved are oil and gas related. Attorneys in the firm have considerable experience representing debtors, and will consider the representation of debtors on a case by case basis, where conflicts do not preclude the representation. Specific areas of the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice include:

Committee Representation

Representation of creditors’ committees in workouts and voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy situations. Includes fraud investigation, budget negotiation and administration, negotiations with other creditor groups including bank lenders, obtaining court approval of asset sales, and general estate administration.

Secured Creditor Representation

Representation of banks, bank groups and secured trade creditors in workouts and bankruptcies. Includes automatic stay litigation, state court foreclosures, negotiation and court approval of sales of collateral, and judicial collection actions.

Bankruptcy Related M&A

Representation of companies and investor groups making acquisitions of stock or assets of bankrupt companies. Includes negotiation of terms, documentation of agreements, court approval of transactions, and preparation and confirmation of plans of reorganization.

Representation of DIP Lenders

Representation of investors and lenders providing debtor-in-possession financing, preparation of financing agreements, committee negotiations, court approval of financing arrangements, and participation in plan preparation and confirmation.

Litigation

Representation of creditors in defense of preference and fraudulent transfer claims, representation of borrowers in defense of collection suits and lender liability litigation, and representation of unsecured creditors in collection suits.