• Biography

    For more than 25 years, Steve has handled complex financial restructurings. He routinely represents debtors, lenders, lender groups and other constituents in insolvency matters across the country, as well as buyers and sellers of distressed companies. Although he has worked in numerous business sectors over the years, Steve has developed particular knowledge in the energy, real estate and technology industries. Steve’s practice is national in scope, including recent matters he has handled in New York, Delaware, California, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.

    Steve has been recognized as one of the top restructuring practitioners over the past decade by inclusion in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners (2010-2017); The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. (2005-2018); Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2003-2017); D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine Partners (2015-2017); Fort Worth, Texas magazine's Top Attorneys, Bankruptcy, Panther City Media Group, LP (2004-2017); Fort Worth Business Press “Attorneys of Excellence – Elite 100” (2003-2005); and D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40,” D Magazine Partners (2002).

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D. , Texas Tech University School of Law , 1991 , cum laude; Order of the Coif; Note Editor, Texas Tech Law Review
    • B.A. , Texas Tech University , 1988 , cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Texas , 1991
  • Court Admissions

    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Texas Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas