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G. Blaine Schwabe III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983

G. Blaine Schwabe, III was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Schwabe graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A. in 1970 and a J.D. in 1974. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, and while at the University of Oklahoma College of Law served as an Editor of the Oklahoma Law Review. Mr. Schwabe has also served as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Oklahoma City University College of Law and as special lecturer in law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Mr. Schwabe is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy (Fellows Class 3; Board of Directors (2009-present); 10th Circuit Regent (2005-2009); and listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers (since 2006). He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1983 (currently, practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation). He is a member of the Secured Creditors and Chapter 11 Subcommittees of the Business Bankruptcy Committee, American Bar Association Section of Business Law, a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a member of the Commercial Law League, serves as a Director and past-Chairman of the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, serves on the Local Rules Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and previously served on the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Local Rules Committee. Mr. Schwabe's practice is concentrated in business litigation, commercial law, telecommunications law, debtor-creditor relations, insolvency and bankruptcy law, and insurance company insolvency. In addition to being a member of the bar in Oklahoma, of all Oklahoma federal district courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Mr. Schwabe is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court and in the State of Maine.

Additional Information

Areas of Concentration

Business Restructuring, Workouts and Bankruptcy

Litigation (State & Federal)

University of OklahomaBBA 1970University of Oklahoma College of LawJ.D. 1974
American College of Bankruptcy10th Circuit RegentBusiness Bankruptcy CommitteeSecured Creditors and Chapter 11 SubcommitteesAmerican Bar FoundationAmerican Bankruptcy InstituteCommercial Law LeagueUnited States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of OklahomaOklahoma Bar Association Bankruptcy and Reorganization SectionRotary Club of Oklahoma City

Case History

Recent Experience

Counsel for continuum of senior community as debtor-in-possession in chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving bond financing and other creditor interests for resolution in reorganization plan.

Counsel for multiple employer welfare benefit plan as debtor-in-possession in complex chapter 11 bankruptcy case, concluding with confirmed plan within one year of case commencement, and post-confirmation counsel for liquidation trustee.

Representation of parent company of Oklahoma domiciled life insurance company in rehabilitation proceedings commenced by Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner, as statutory receiver, and related defense of policyholder class action.

Asset-based secured creditor representation in chapter 11 bankruptcy case relating to debtor-in-possession and exit financing.

Counsel for competitive local exchange carrier as debtor-in-possession in chapter 11 bankruptcy case, in which plan was confirmed effecting resolution of claims of regional bell operating companies and other incumbent local exchange carriers, and other disputes.

Office Location

One Leadership Square, 15th Floor
211 North Robinson Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Oklahoma City Metro Area
G. Blaine Schwabe III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Acquisition Finance, Chapter 12, Commercial, Committee Representation, Creditors' Rights, Debtors' Rights, Federal, Foreclosures, Liquidations, Litigation, Workouts and Restructurings)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Agricultural Cooperative, Appellate, Bankruptcy and Creditors'-Debtors' Rights, Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Commercial Disputes, Complex Litigation)

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