Stephen A. McCartin

Of Counsel

Overview

Steve McCartin has an extensive and comprehensive national bankruptcy practice, representing secured lenders, debtors, trustees and creditors’ committees, with an emphasis on representing debtors in large corporate reorganizations. In addition, Steve counsels clients on out-of-court workouts, turnarounds, and the acquisition and sale of distressed assets. He is highly regarded for his business-oriented approach and 35-plus years of experience throughout the United States.

Steve’s representative clients and matters are varied, spanning multiple industries, subject areas and business issues.

Representative Matters

  • Preferred Care, Inc. and its affiliates:  Represented PCI and its affiliated owners of 108 skilled nursing facilities located in 12 states in both bankruptcy and out-of-court workout proceedings
  • American Housing Foundation and its affiliates:  Represented AHF and affiliated owners of 65 apartment complexes located in 7 states
  • Trammell Crow Company and its affiliates:  Represented approximately 4,000 Crow single purpose real estate partnerships with aggregate indebtedness of $2 billion in both bankruptcy and out-of-court workout proceedings
  • Dallas Market Center:  Represented the owner of the largest wholesale trademart in the world in its out of court restructuring;
  • Hunt Brothers:  Represented William Herbert Hunt (one of the “Hunt Brothers”) and his domestic and foreign affiliates in one of the largest individual bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S.
  • Greyhound Lines, Inc.:  Represented the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in Greyhound’s national bus line bankruptcy proceeding
  • Linens-N-Things:  Represented the Debtor, as corporate counsel, in one of the largest retail and cross-border bankruptcies in the U.S. and Canada
  • Eagle Geophysical, Inc. and its affiliates:  Represented the Debtor and 16 of its domestic and foreign affiliates in one of the largest offshore seismic data bankruptcy proceedings
  • MJ Designs and its affiliates:  Represented the Debtor and its affiliated owners of 55 arts and craft retail stores located in 8 states, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  • TXCO Resources, Inc.:  Represented the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in the TXCO bankruptcy proceeding; TXCO, a publicly traded E & P company, conducted a §363 sale of 1 million gross acres in the Eagle Ford Formation
  • AMRE, Inc.:  Represented the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee of AMRE, a publicly traded company that served as exclusive licensee of Sears for home remodeling throughout the U.S.; and
  • Sfuzzi Inc. and its affiliates:  Represented 21 upscale Italian restaurants located in 12 states in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America© (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White Inc.)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2008-2018)
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy (2012-2018)
  • Recognized, IFLR1000
    • Financial Restructuring (2018)
  • Recognized, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Tom Wicker ed., Chambers & Partners)
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring [Texas] (2011, 2014-2017)
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2005-2007, 2011-2017)
  • Recognized, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1980)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (B.S., 1977) 

aDMISSIONS

  • Texas
  • Texas State Courts
  • Indiana State Courts