Education & Professional Background

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A. 1976 William & Mary Law School, J.D. 1980


  • State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

Articles, Publications & Lectures

  • Co-Author, “Setoff Rights and Bankruptcy D&O Litigation,” Law 360, December 22, 2009
  • Author, “Technology: When Tech Companies File for Chapter 11,” Inside Counsel, April 6, 2012
  • Author, “What the Outsource Case Means for Banks,” The Deal Pipeline, May 15, 2012
  • Speaker, “Law Firm Restructuring 101,” as part of the State Bar of Texas Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 2014
  • Speaker, “Law Firm Insolvencies and Bankruptcies,” as part of the 2014 Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, University of Texas School of Law, 2014
  • Speaker, “Triage-Law Firm Restructuring 101,” Smith County Quarterly Bar Meeting, Spring 2014
  • Speaker, “Law Firm Confidential: Your Law Firm Business Model and Your Career,” Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Meeting, Summer 2015
  • Speaker, “Tales of Law Firm Dissolution,” as part of The Business of Big Law Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, February 2015
  • Speaker, “Partner Compensation: Keys to Compensating Succession and Client Transition,” webinar for, Fall 2015
  • Co-author, “Decisions That Matter-Tales of Law Firm Leadership in Moments of Consequence,” 2019
  • Faculty Member, “The Leadership Imperative,” The 2019 Managing Partner Forum Leadership Conference, May 2019
  • Faculty Member, “Leading Your Law Firm’s Cultural Evolution,” The 2022 Managing Partner Forum Leadership Conference, May 2022
  • Presenter, “Succession Planning: “Leaders, Rainmakers and Key Client Relationships: The Financial and Cultural Case for Acting Today,” The 2022 Managing Partner Forum Leadership Conference-Workshop #2, May 2022

Awards & Recognition

  • “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” D Magazine, 2011 and 2012
  • Recognized, “2018 Readers’ Choice Award as Top Author,” JD Supra 2018
  • Recognized, “2019 Readers’ Choice Award as Top Author-M&A,” JD Supra 2019

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy; Corporate Reorganization; Distressed Transactions