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Meritt Crosby, Shareholder

Telephone: (214) 731-3111
Fax: (214) 731-3117
Email: mcrosby@kcw-lawfirm.com
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Meritt Crosby handles bankruptcies, workouts, and restructurings of every variety.  He has extensive experience representing debtors, various individual creditor constituencies (including financial institutions, landlords, note and bondholders, and other significant individual constituencies), unsecured creditors’ committees, and post-confirmation trustees.  He possesses significant bankruptcy litigation experience, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants across numerous bankruptcy adversary proceedings, as well as traditional litigation in federal and state forums.

Prior to joining Kilmer Crosby & Walker, Meritt was a shareholder at Crosby Walker PLLC, and an associate in the financial restructuring sections of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Okin Adams & Kilmer LLP.

Significant Bankruptcy Representations:
Debtor Representations
Lead counsel to the Debtors, EmKey Companies, et al. (N.D. Tex.)
Lead counsel to the Debtor, Cornerstone Foods, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)
Lead counsel to the Debtor, Farpointe Cellars (N.D. Tex.)
Counsel to the Debtor, Foothills Resources, Inc. (N.D. Tex.)
Counsel to the Debtor, Nova Directional, Inc. (S.D. Tex.)

Creditor Representations
Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, Heritage Consolidated, L.L.C. (N.D. Tex.)
Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, Collins & Aikman Corporation (E.D., Mich)
Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, Calpine Power Corporation (S.D., New York)
Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, Delta Airlines, Inc. (S.D., New York)
Co-Counsel to primary unsecured creditor, Unified 2020 Realty Partners, LP (N.D. Tex.)
Co-Counsel to primary unsecured creditor, RE Loans (N.D. Tex.)

Trustee Representations
Counsel to post-confirmation trustee for Shoreline Energy, LLC (S.D.Tex.)
Lead Counsel to the Post-Confirmation Trustee for Cano Petroleum, Inc., (N.D. Tex.)
Counsel to the Post-Confirmation Trustee for Hallwood Energy, L.P., (N.D. Tex.)
Counsel to the Post Confirmation Trustee for ISC Building Materials, Inc., (S.D. Tex.)
Counsel to the Post Confirmation Trustee for NPOT Partners I, LP (N.D. Tex.)
Counsel to the Chapter 7 Trustee for M3 Technology, Inc. (S.D. Tex.)
Counsel to the Chapter 7 Trustee for H&M Oil & Gas, LLC (N.D. Tex.)

Noteholder Committee Representations
Co-Counsel to Committee of Ad Hoc Noteholders, Reddy Ice Holdings (N.D. Tex.)

Secured Creditor Representations
Representation of numerous special servicers (Capmark Finance, Inc., LNR Partners) of defaulted secured loans in securitized loan pools in numerous jurisdictions in Texas and Louisiana.  

Unsecured Creditor Representations
Lead counsel to primary unsecured creditor, ValuePart, Incorporated (N.D. Tex.)
Lead counsel to unsecured creditor, Energy Oilfield Services, LLC (S.D. Tex.)
Lead counsel to unsecured creditor, Linn Energy, LLC (S.D.Tex.)

State Court Litigation Representations
Representation of former employee of commercial real estate company for recovery of sales commission.

Asset Acquisition Representations
Lead counsel to purchaser of assets of My Fit Foods, LLC (N.D. Tex.)

Articles and Publications:
Top Ten Tips to Deal With Vendors and Suppliers Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy, prepared for speech to Energy Law Section, Dallas Bar Association (Review of Oil & Gas Law XXX)
Priority and Dischargeability of Tax Claims,
Collier on Bankruptcy Taxation, 2006, 2010-2011 (Assistant to Contributing Author)
In re Gulf Coast Oil: Difficulties Ahead For Prospective Debtors Looking to Sell Substantial Assets Under 363(b)?, June 2009 (Author)
Pitfalls in the Perfection of a Security Interest, prepared for upcoming speech for State Bar of Texas (Essentials of Business Law: Critical Skills for the Transactional Practice)

Speeches
Top Tips to Deal With Vendors & Suppliers Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy, Review of Oil & Gas Law XXX Seminar, Dallas Bas Association, Oil and Gas Section, August 28-29, 2016

Education: 

Washington & Lee University
B.S., Psychology, 2001
University of Miami School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 2005

Prior Experience: 

Crosby Walker PLLC (2012-2014)
Okin Adams & Kilmer LLP (2009-2012)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (2005–2009)

Bar & Court Admissions: 

State of Texas, Admitted 2005
United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

Awards: 

Texas Rising Star 2017 (Bankruptcy)

Memberships: 

Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
Turnaround Management Association, Dallas Chapter
Dallas Business Alliance 100