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Matthew Pyeatt
Matthew Pyeatt
Counsel — Restructuring & Reorganization
Counsel — Restructuring & Reorganization

Matthew Pyeatt

Matthew Pyeatt

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, Texas 75201

Matthew Pyeatt

Experience Highlights

  • Dhanani Group Inc. and its subsidiaries, the second largest quick-service restaurant franchisee group in the United States, with 849 restaurants across 23 states, in connection with an out-of-court workout and refinancing in the form of a $500 million credit facility provided by a group of lenders led by Monarch Alternative Capital LP

  • Rockall Energy and its subsidiaries in a chapter 11 sales process in which substantially all of the company’s operating assets were sold to Formentera Partners Fund I, LP pursuant to a prepackaged chapter 11 plan with a dual-track sale and back-stop equitization process that was confirmed within 83 days of commencing the chapter 11 cases

  • Taco Bueno Restaurants in a prepetition debt sale transaction followed by an in-court restructuring in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas that involved equitizing $140 million in senior secured debt, transitioning ownership to an affiliate of Sun Holdings, Inc., renegotiating a substantial portion of the company’s lease portfolio, and reaching a global settlement with unsecured creditors in fewer than 45 days

  • Blackstone Energy Partners L.P. and its portfolio company, Gavilan Resources, LLC, in an ongoing dispute with joint venture partner Sanchez Energy Corporation under their joint development agreement and in connection with Sanchez Energy Corporation’s chapter 11 cases

  • Unit Corporation, a diversified, publicly-traded energy company engaged in oil and natural gas exploration and production, contract drilling, and midstream services, and its affiliates in connection with its prearranged chapter 11 cases deleveraging the company by approximately $650 million in a debt-for-equity transaction with its subordinated noteholders

  • Large investment firm in connection with it first lien facility of $139 million in the Fieldwood Energy LLC chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas

  • Special situations investor in its role as lender and administrative agent under $129 million of revolver and multi-draw term loan prepetition and DIP financing and $50 million of take-back exit financing provided in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and equitization of a multi-site private cinema chain

  • JP Morgan Chase as Administrative Agent, DIP Agent, and Exit Facility Agent of a $615 million credit facility in Denbury Resources’ restructuring and prepackaged chapter 11 bankruptcy

  • Wells Fargo Bank as Administrative Agent of a $224 million credit facility to Kingfisher Midstream LLC in its chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank as Administrative Agent, DIP Agent, and Exit Facility Agent  in connection with its $335 million RBL and DIP financing to Approach Resources Inc.

  • Select Energy Services, Inc. as stalking-horse bidder in the chapter 11 cases of Basic Energy Services, Inc. and the successful closing of sale transaction for Select’s acquisition of substantially all assets of Agua Libre Midstream, LLC and certain water-related assets and operations of Basic

  • Cloud Peak Energy in the sale of substantially all their operating assets to an affiliate of the Navajo Nation as part of its chapter 11 cases involving approximately $350 million in funded debt and over $750 million in total liabilities

  • Terra Energy Partners in the $60 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Ursa Piceance Holdings, following a comprehensive 363 sale process and competitive auction as part of Ursa’s chapter 11 cases

  • Wells Fargo as agent for $145 million syndicated secured reserve based facility in connection with the workout and chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Southcross Energy


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2014 (The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, Staff Editor)
  • Undergraduate: Texas A&M University, B.A. English, magna cum laude, 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” (Dallas): Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2022–2024; Litigation–Bankruptcy, 2023 and 2024
  • Member: State Bar of Texas; Dallas Bar Association; DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • The Honorable John C. Ford Inn of Court, 2015
  • Texas
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • The United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas