Thomas Charles Scannell

Senior Counsel

Overview

Thomas Scannell is an associate in Foley Gardere’s Financial Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group. His practice primarily focuses on the restructuring of companies in and out of bankruptcy, debtors' and creditors' rights, and debtor-in-possession financers. Thomas also counsels his clients on out-of-court workouts, turnarounds, and the acquisition and sale of distressed assets.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
    • Member, Real Property Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member, Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
    • President (2014)

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Dallas Bar Association Home Project (Habitat for Humanity)
  • Volunteer, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, South Clinic

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Bankruptcy (2017-2018)
  • Recognized, The M&A Advisor, 12th Annual Turnaround Awards 
    • Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year (Over $25MM to $100MM) (2017)
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine (2017)

Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, (2009), with highest honors
  • B.A., Texas Tech University, (2006)

Admissions

  • Texas (2009)
  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Representative Matters

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Represented AIG Specialty Insurance Co. in a coverage dispute with Tesoro Corp. and its subsidiary, Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co., in Texas and California federal courts involving environmental cleanup at a refinery near San Francisco
Matt represented an insurer as subrogee in two separate CERCLA proceedings against the United States
Comerica Bank v. Rawlings, No. 12-03050, 2012 Lexis 0234 (Bankruptcy N. D. Tex. October 1, 2012).

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