Samuel M. Stricklin - Gruber Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP

Samuel M. Stricklin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Sam Stricklin has more than 25 years of experience in the practice of business bankruptcy law. He has represented clients in contested hearings before more than 50 bankruptcy judges in 17 states.

Mr. Stricklin has trial and courtroom experience on commercial bankruptcy and litigation issues. It is noted in anonymous client surveys in Chambers that he is "Not afraid to fight in court for what he could not get in negotiations," and highlights him as a "Creditors Committee Star."

Mr. Stricklin has been lead attorney in a wide range of business bankruptcy cases, representing debtors, trustees, creditors' committees, secured creditors, other bankruptcy professionals and purchasers of assets. Mr. Stricklin has confirmed Chapter 11 plans of reorganization representing debtors, creditors' committees, secured lenders and purchasers of assets, including several heavily contested confirmations involving competing plans of reorganization.

He is board certified in business bankruptcy law by the State Bar of Texas.

He spent 13 years of his career as a bankruptcy attorney at Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay P.C. in Dallas, Texas, where he also served as managing partner of the Dallas office. He spend 12 years in the Dallas office of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.

Abilene Christian UniversityBA 1984University of HoustonJ.D. 1987
American Bankruptcy Institute State Bar of Texas Turnaround Management Association

Case History

Trial Counsel — Mr. Stricklin was lead bankruptcy counsel in the following selected engagements, in every case acting a first chair in contested hearings (in most instances extensive and multiple contested hearings), and in nearly all cases Mr. Stricklin directed a team of lawyers on behalf of the client
Trial Counsel — In re West Texas Guar, Inc., Debtor’s counsel -- Lubbock, Texas –
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In re National Biltmore, L.P., Secured lenders counsel -- Plano, Texas – real estate

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In re Rogers Bancshares, Inc., Debtor’s counsel --Little Rock, Arkansas – banking

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Erickson Retirement, LP, Creditors’ Committee Counsel -- Dallas, Texas – senior living facilities

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Cornerstone, Inc., Secured Lender’s Counsel -- Dallas, Texas -- oil and gas

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McCommas, LP, Trustee’s Counsel -- Dallas, Texas – methane production from landfill

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Crusader, Inc., Secured Lender’s Counsel – Dallas, Texas -- oil and gas exploration and production

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Jon Harder, Inc. Secured lender’s counsel -- Portland, Oregon, -- senior living facility

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Management Solutions, Inc., et al, Secured lender’s counsel -- Salt Lake City, Utah, office building

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Metromedia Steakhouses, Inc., Creditors Committee Counsel -- Delaware – restaurants (Bonanza’s)

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Gadzooks! Inc., Creditors Committee Counsel – Dallas, Texas – retail

Office Location

1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 2500
Dallas, TX 75202
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law