David R. Eastlake

Partner

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Houston

P: +1.713.229.1397
F: 1.713.229.7897
David Eastlake

David R. Eastlake focuses his practice primarily on representation of debtors in possession, official and ad hoc committees, significant creditors and secured lenders in complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases, Chapter 7 liquidations, out-of-court restructurings and commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation matters. David also has extensive experience negotiating debtor in possession financing and adequate protection arrangements, structuring and negotiating reorganization plans, and representing purchasers and sellers of assets of debtors and other financially distressed companies. In addition, David has experience in corporate transactions and corporate governance, including commercial financings, oil and gas transactions and other general corporate matters. In all such matters, David is a trusted advisor to clients and draws upon his broad experience to craft creative and practical solutions and garner the consensus required to implement those solutions.  His representations have ranged across a wide array of industries, including energy, oil and gas, retail, apparel, restaurants, food and beverage, hospitality and travel, housing, manufacturing, real estate, financial services, health care, telecommunications and cable.

Related Experience

  • Counsel to Chapter 11 debtor in possession in MUJI U.S.A. Ltd.
  • Counsel to Chapter 11 debtors in possession in Shale Support Global Holdings, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to Chapter 11 debtors in possession in Protostar Ltd., et al.
  • Counsel to Chapter 11 debtor in possession in Corn Exchange, LLC.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., et al.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Autoseis, Inc. (Global Geophysical Services, Inc.), et al.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of C&J Energy Services Ltd., et al.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Buccaneer Resources, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Ryckman Creek Resources, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Buffets, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Bigler LP, et al.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of VI Acquisition Corp and VICORP Restaurants, Inc.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Advanced Living Technologies, Inc.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Senior Care Centers, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to convertible noteholders of Calpine Corp., et al.
  • Counsel to collateral agent and secured lenders of Nuvectra Corporation.
  • Counsel to secured lender of Harvest Oil & Gas, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to DIP and pre-petition secured lender of KY U.S.A. Energy, Inc., et al.
  • Counsel to DIP and pre-petition secured lenders of Equity Media Holdings Corp., et al.
  • Counsel to DIP and pre-petition secured lender in iQor Holdings Inc., et al.
  • Counsel to secured lender and large group of investment banks and hedge funds named defendants in fraudulent transfer action in TOUSA, Inc., et al.
  • Counsel to secured lender and purchaser of Tao Sahi, LP
  • Counsel to significant creditors and multiple adversary proceeding defendants in Life Partners Holdings, Inc., et al.
  • Counsel to significant creditors and defendants in multiple adversary proceedings in ATP Oil and Gas Corp., et al.
  • Counsel to significant creditors and contract counterparties in Southern Foods Group, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to significant creditor and contract counterparty in Linn Energy, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to significant creditor and contract counterparty in Ultra Petroleum Corp., et al.
  • Counsel to significant creditor in KiOR, Inc.
  • Counsel to significant creditor in Cornerstone E&P Co., LP, et al.
  • Counsel to major health care services provider in multiple cases, including Verity Health System of California, Inc., et al., and Coalinga Regional Medical Center
  • Counsel to landlord in GNC Holdings, Inc., et al.
  • Counsel to commercial landlord in Tuesday Morning Corp., et al.
  • Counsel to commercial landlord in CEC Entertainment, Inc., et al.
  • Counsel to commercial landlord in Tuscany International Holdings (USA) Ltd., et al.
  • Counsel to commercial landlord in multiple retail bankruptcy cases, including Charming Charlie, Kona Grill, Pier 1 and Avenue Stores
  • Counsel to commercial landlord in Spherature Investments, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to commercial landlord in Lockwood Holdings, Inc., et al.
  • Counsel to Liquidating Trustee in Senior Care Centers, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to Chapter 7 trustee in Lakehills Consulting, LP.
  • Counsel to Unsecured Claims Representative in C&J Energy Services Ltd., et al.
  • Counsel to LINN Creditor Representative in LINN Energy, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to Liquidating Trustee in Bigler, LP, et al.
  • Counsel to Plan Administrator in Cobalt International Energy, Inc., et al.
  • Counsel to Unsecured Creditors Trustee for Unsecured Creditors Trust in Buffets, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to Plan Administrator in Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to Liquidating Trustee in Ryckman Creek Resources, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to Creditor Representative for holders of unsecured trade claims in Autoseis, Inc. (Global Geophysical Services, Inc.), et al.

Awards & Community

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star, (Thomson Reuters), 2017-2018

Recipient, Romina L. Mulloy-Bossio Achievement Award for "Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyer" presented by the Young Lawyers Committee, Bankruptcy Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2017

Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network's Turnaround Atlas Awards, "Corporate Turnaround of the Year" for the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for C&J Energy Services, 2017

Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network's Turnaround Atlas Awards, "Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year – Middle Markets," for the Global Geophysical Services Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization, 2016

Member, Recognized Team, Turnaround & Workouts “Top Successful Restructurings of 2016,” for the C&J Energy Services Ltd., et al., Chapter 11 Cases

Member, Winning Team, U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013

Honoree, Empire State Counsel, 2008 and 2009

Recognized by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as one of the ten highest scoring Texas candidates to pass CPA exam at initial sitting

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