Charles R. Gibbs

Charles R. Gibbs


McDermott Will & Emery

Recognized since 2006

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Bankruptcy
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Whether it is a Chapter 11 case or an out-of-court restructuring, Chuck's deft handling of challenging and complex financial restructurings is rooted in his nearly 40 years of experience. Public and private companies in the oil and gas exploration, midstream pipeline, oilfield services, retail and real estate industries rely on him for resolutions that achieve their economic objectives.

Chuck is known for his practical, innovative solutions to legal and business issues that arise in the restructuring process, as well as his courtroom prowess. He is frequently engaged in multi-jurisdictional and cross-border matters for debtors, secured creditors, official and ad hoc creditors' committees, equity committees and asset buyers. Chuck partners with non-money center secured lenders, particularly in the real estate space, leveraging his deep experience in handling hundreds of real estate loan workouts on behalf of lenders, both in and out of court.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 2501 North Harwood Street, Suite 1900
    Dallas, TX 75201-1664

Education

  • Southern Methodist University , graduated 1978

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Bankruptcy

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2019)
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Dallas/Fort Worth (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Special Focus

  • Chapter 12
  • Commercial
  • Creditor Committees
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Energy
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Out-of-Court Workouts
  • Real Estate
  • Workouts and Restructurings

Foothills Resources, Inc

Represented the Debtor in a successful Ch 11 reorganization involving a publicly traded oil & gas exploration company where confirmed plan provided for a debt for equity swap with creditor constituencies.

Edge Petroleum, Inc

represented the Debtor in a successful Ch. 11 involving publicly traded oil and gas exploration company. Stock of the reorganized subsidiaries was sold through a Ch. 11 sale process combined with plan confirmation resulting in sale proceeds exceeding stalking horse offer by almost 100%.

Land America 1031 Exchange Services, Inc

Represented the Unsecured Creditors Committee in the largest 1031 Exchange Qualified Intermediary bankruptcy in the country. Successfully concluded complex case involving difficult intercompany issues with parent company in 1 year with distributions to creditors exceeding expectations.

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