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Matthew Pyeatt
Matthew Pyeatt
Senior Associate — Restructuring & Reorganization
Senior Associate — Restructuring & Reorganization

Matthew Pyeatt

Matthew Pyeatt
Dallas

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

Matthew Pyeatt

Experience Highlights

  • 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

  • Large investment firm as Administrative Agent and DIP Agent in connection with it first lien facility of $104 million to a national movie studio chain in its chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank as Administrative Agent, DIP Agent, and Exit Facility Agent of a $615 million credit facility in Denbury Resources’s restructuring and prepackaged voluntary 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

  • Taco Bueno Restaurants in a prepetition debt sale transaction followed by an in-court restructuring 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

Credentials

  • 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,” Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Dallas), 2022
  • 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