Stephen A. McCartin

Of Counsel

Overview

Bankruptcy attorney Steve McCartin has a comprehensive national bankruptcy practice, representing secured lenders, debtors, trustees and creditors’ committees, with an emphasis on 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 25-plus years of experience throughout the United States.

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

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

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

Admissions

  • Texas (1980)
  • Texas State Courts (1980)
  • Indiana State Courts (1980)

Representative Matters

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Representation of Linens ‘N Things, a national retail chain, in its Chapter 11 proceedings
Co-trial counsel, complete summary judgment for bank client sued for approximately $45M for alleged breach of contract, fraud, DTPA and conspiracy regarding the financing and potential acquisition of a telecommunications company
Currently defending a major research university system in widespread, international litigation