Douglas S. Draper practices primarily in the creditor and debtor rights area. His practice involves an equal mix of litigation and business negotiation. The creditor and debtor rights work involves representation of bondholders, creditors’ committees and debtors in large commercial and business cases. Has represented clients in successful reorganizations of hotels, grocery chains, apartment complexes, office buildings, oil companies, shipyards, clothing stores, an oil refinery, and fast food franchises. He has developed an expertise in the bankruptcy aspects of environmental issues and plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells. Chambers USA described Douglas Draper as combining “a very engaging personality” with “the ability to give you the bottom line and the only logical solution in even the most complex of bankruptcies.”
Mr. Draper was honored by being named a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy in 1999 and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1989. Super Lawyers lists him as one of the 50 Best Lawyers in Louisiana. He has lectured extensively for the Louisiana Bar and American Bar Associations, Commercial Law League, Practicing Law Institute, and Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference. Mr. Draper is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Louisiana, the Northern District of Illinois, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.