Deirdre B. Ruckman - Gardere

Deirdre B. Ruckman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Deirdre Ruckman has substantial experience representing debtors and creditors in complex reorganizations and in sales of distressed assets in bankruptcy, especially in the energy, health care and hospitality sectors. She has a regional and national practice, handling matters involving restructurings of both private and public debt. Dee is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy, is also active in the energy, health care and hospitality industries. Chambers USA describes Dee as “a "very thorough and creative lawyer" with "extensive bankruptcy litigation experience."

Regardless of the industry, clients are increasingly turning to Dee to handle the sophisticated disposition of distressed assets involved in bankruptcy. Dee has represented borrowers and financial institutions with structured financing/asset securitizations. Her lender-related work includes such matters as loan transactions, equipment leasing, factoring transactions and structured finance transactions.

Dee's clients appreciate her creative approach to problem solving, where she often regards complicated deals as a chess board. During her 40 years with Gardere, Dee chaired the Financial Restructuring Practice for ten years and has held numerous leadership positions within the Firm.

Additional Information

Other Court Admissions
  • Texas State Courts (1975)
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Southern Methodist University
    American College of BankruptcyDallas Bar AssociationTexas Bar AssociationFifth Circuit Judicial ConferenceAmerican Inns of Court

    Office Location

    2021 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1600
    Dallas, TX 75201
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Acquisition Finance, Banking, Chapter 12, Commercial, Committee Representation, Creditors' Rights, Debtors' Rights, Health Care, Litigation, Real Estate, Workouts and Restructurings)
    Litigation - Bankruptcy