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Robert Burns

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Bracewell LLP

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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

Bracewell LLP is hailed as a ‘top-tier firm in oil and gas’ and has secured engagements in some noteworthy energy company bankruptcies. Of note is the role a Houston team comprising William Wood III and Jason Cohen is playing on behalf of pipeline gatherer Nordheim Eagle Ford Gathering in a contract rejection dispute relating to the Sabine Oil and Gas case that is currently on appeal; the central issue is whether the rights of pipeline gatherers include property rights that cannot be abridged in bankruptcy and the outcome of the dispute will have a significant impact on the restructuring of other oil and gas businesses. Cohen and Wood have been acting as debtor’s counsel in the Energy & Exploration Partners Chapter 11, which listed around $1bn of funded debt, and in the Chapter 11 of Linc Energy in Texas. Stephanie Koo Song from the Houston office is ‘as good as it gets in the oil and gas sector’. In the New York office, Robert Burns has been advising Venoco Inc on a brokered settlement with noteholders to end opposition to efforts to reorganize. Kurt Mayr heads the practice from Hartford.

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