Michael S. Haynes is a partner in Gardere’s Financial Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group. He focuses his practice on financial workouts and restructurings, both in and out of court, and he has particular expertise in handling restructurings in the energy sector. Michael has represented debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees, creditor and equity committees, and post-confirmation trusts in a variety of bankruptcy proceedings and bankruptcy-related litigation matters.
Prior to attending law school, Michael was a stockbroker for Fidelity Investments, where he held Series 7 and Series 63 FINRA (formerly NASD) licenses.
Other Court Admissions — Texas State Courts
Federal District Courts in Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
— Representation of Official Committee of Equity Holders of Seahawk Drilling, Inc. et al., an offshore drilling company in its Chapter 11 proceeding and the post-confirmation liquidating trust
Representation of Ad Hoc Committee of Noteholders of Global Geophysical Services, Inc., an international seismic company in its Chapter 11 proceeding
Representation of ORRI holders in a Chapter 11 proceeding involving representation of multiple holders of overriding royalty interest in the Chapter 11 proceedings of an offshore exploration and production company
Representation of Geokinetics, Inc., an international seismic company, in its Chapter 11 proceeding in which all unsecured creditors and senior secured claims were paid in full
Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings of Crusader Energy, Inc., et al., a large exploration and production company headquartered in Oklahoma City
Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings of TriDimension Energy, an exploration and production company headquartered in Dallas
Representation of the owner of fresh water rights in Chapter 11 proceedings of an oil and gas operator headquartered in Dallas
Representation of Renaissance Hospitals, a chain of five hospitals, in their Chapter 11 proceedings
Representation of Linens ‘N Things, a national retail chain, in its Chapter 11 proceedings