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Bracewell LLP

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, 49TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1100, USA
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Robert Burns

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Bracewell LLP

Work Department

Financial Restructuring

Position

Robert Burns concentrates his practice on U.S. and international corporate restructurings and insolvency matters. Mr. Burns brings a unique and diverse background to the table, as he has advised distressed debt investors in acquisitions, restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings and the purchase of distressed assets and securities; counseled boards of directors and senior managers of financially troubled companies regarding fiduciary duties and restructuring strategies; and represented debtors in complex "mega-company" bankruptcies. He has broad restructuring experience over several industries, with a particular focus on energy, shipping and transportation.

Education

J.D., University of Louisville School of Law, 1995; M.B.A., University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 2003; A.B., St. Edward's University, 1991


United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Fielding a strong Houston practice, Bracewell LLP has been particularly active in the energy E&P sector: on the debtor-side the group advised Linc Energy and Venoco on the companies’ Chapter 11 cases and William Wood III alongside Jason Cohen and James McAnelly III (all based in Houston) advised ENI Petroleum as joint venture partner of Quicksilver Resources in Quicksilver’s $1bn Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In addition, New York-based Jennifer Feldsher and Robert Burns assisted Eastern Outfitters with Chapter proceedings and a 363 sale of all assets to SportsDirect. In the restructuring of Puerto Rico, Kurt Mayr, who splits his time between the New York and Connecticut offices, leads representation of QTCB Noteholder Group. Also on the creditor-side, the team acted for Wells Fargo as administrative agent to the first lien bank group in Triangle USA Petroleum’s Chapter 11 case, and in EXCO’s $1.4bn restructuring the group advised the chairman of the board and large shareholder and creditor. Mayr chairs the department, alongside Feldsher and Burns in New York and Wood and Cohen in Houston. Even Flaschen recently retired

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