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Debtor & Court-Appointed Trustee Representation

The Vinson & Elkins' Restructuring & Reorganization team has skillfully represented business debtors and court-appointed trustees in bankruptcy cases throughout the U.S. Our lawyers have deep experience in all aspects of the restructuring and reorganization process, and we work seamlessly with lawyers in V&E’s other world-class practice groups to meet the complex and diverse needs of our debtor and court-appointed trustee clients across many industries, with significant experience in energy, commodities, manufacturing, agriculture, real estate, health care, retail, and wholesale. One of the largest Restructuring & Reorganization practices in Texas, the V&E team provides seasoned guidance to debtor clients to bring about successful resolution to their complex business and financial issues through the effective use of the chapter 11 bankruptcy process.

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Practice Highlights

  • Energy XXI Ltd, a publicly-traded offshore energy E&P company, in connection with its chapter 11 cases which reduced the company's funded debt by more than $3 billion
  • Cloud Peak Energy, a leading producer and marketer of coal, in connection with its out-of-court restructuring
  • Natural Resource Partners, a master limited partnership principally engaged in owning and managing mineral reserve properties, in connection with its out-of-court restructuring
  • Goodrich Petroleum, a publicly-traded exploration and production company, in connection with out-of-court restructuring efforts and its chapter 11 cases
  • RAAM Global Energy and its subsidiaries, an offshore and onshore E&P company, in their chapter 11 restructuring of over $300 million in debt; credit bid sale approved and plan confirmed in the first 3 months of the chapter 11 case filed in Houston, Texas
  • Sundevil Power Holdings LLC, a merchant power company, in connection with the sale of its power block assets in its chapter 11 case filed in Delaware
  • Trico Marine Services and affiliated entities as debtors in chapter 11 proceedings in District of Delaware and in out-of-court restructurings and debt exchange offers relating to foreign affiliates
  • Crusader Energy Group, Inc. and affiliates, an energy exploration and production company, as debtors in possession in their chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas; plan confirmed
  • Energy Partners, Ltd., a public company engaged in oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, as debtor in its chapter 11 case filed in Houston, Texas; pre-negotiated a plan of reorganization based on an exchange of $475 million in debt for equity confirmed within 90 days of case filing
  • TriDimension Energy LLC and its affiliates, an energy exploration and production company, as debtors in possession in their chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division; plan confirmed
  • Counsel to CDX Gas, LLC, an energy exploration and production company, as debtor in possession in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; successful confirmed plan of reorganization for the CDX debtors remaining in chapter 11
  • Lack’s Stores, Incorporated as debtors in a chapter 11 case filed in Houston, Texas;  at time of case filing, Lack’s was operating 36 retail stores in 26 Texas cities; worked with Lack’s to conduct an orderly wind down of its business operations; all creditor claims were paid in full with a return to equity holders under a confirmed plan
  • Chapter 11 trustee of Innovative Communication Corporation, a holding company that owned non-debtor operating subsidiaries engaged in the telecommunications and media businesses in the United States Virgin Islands, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and other locations
  • Counsel to Spectrum Brands, Inc., a retail consumer goods company, as debtor in possession in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas; plan confirmed
  • Jackson Products, Inc. and its affiliates, a safety products manufacturer, as debtors in possession in their pre-packaged chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; cases filed and plan confirmed in 16 days
  • Daisytek, Incorporated, a public company that was among the world’s largest distributors of computer products, in its chapter 11 case filed in Dallas, Texas; successful in negotiating and closing multiple asset sales for their domestic entities and stock sales of their foreign entities located in Canada, Mexico, and Argentina
  • Sam Wyly as chapter 11 individual debtor in the Northern District of Texas