David R. Eastlake

David R. Eastlake

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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's experience includes representing purchasers and sellers of assets of Chapter 11 debtors and financially distressed companies, negotiating debtor in possession financing, and drafting reorganization plans and disclosure statements. In addition, David has experience in corporate transactions and corporate governance, including commercial financings, oil and gas transactions and other general corporate matters. His representations have ranged across a wide array of industries, including energy, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, real estate, financial services, telecommunication and cable.

Concentrations

  • Bankruptcy law
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Foreclosures and workouts
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate law and finance
  • Energy, oil and gas
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Experience

  • Counsel to 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 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 convertible noteholders of Calpine Corp., et al.°
  • 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 secured lender and 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 creditor in KiOR, Inc.
  • Counsel to significant creditor in Cornerstone E&P Co., LP, et al.
  • Counsel to landlord of Tuscany International Holdings (USA) Ltd., et al.
  • Counsel to Chapter 7 trustee in Lakehills Consulting, LP.
  • Counsel to liquidating trustee in C&J Energy Services Ltd., et al.
  • Counsel to liquidating trustee in Bigler, LP, et al.
  • Counsel to plan administrator in Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC, et al.
  • Counsel to creditor representative for holders of unsecured trade claims in Autoseis, Inc. (Global Geophysical Services, Inc.), et al.

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Eastlake prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 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
  • Member, Bankruptcy Law Section of State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Executive Council
    • Former Chair and Vice-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Area Bankruptcy Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2007
  • M.P.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2001
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2001
Admissions
  • New York
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas