Charles R. Gibbs focuses on the representation of debtors as well as secured and unsecured creditors in complex financial restructurings, serving as counsel to both banks and nonbank lenders, servicers of commercial mortgage securitized trusts, bondholders and trade creditors, debtors in possession and acquirors of distressed assets. Mr. Gibbs has particular experience in the real estate, retail and textile industries, and his restructuring engagements often involve multijurisdictional and cross-border matters.
Mr. Gibbs received his B.A. from Duke University in 1974 and both his M.B.A. and J.D. in 1978 from Southern Methodist University, where he was lead articles editor of the Southwestern Law Journal. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th and 11th Circuits, as well as the U.S. District courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Gibbs is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Mr. Gibbs was named in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2004-2011), in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward & White, 2006-2011) and in a survey of his peers as a Texas "Super Lawyer” in 2005-2011. Mr. Gibbs lectures frequently on various bankruptcy and creditors rights topics.
Mr. Gibbs is a member of Akin Gump's management committee and the Chair of its Partnership Admissions Committee.