Highly technical and requiring both strategy and patience, bankruptcy law can be a complex maze even for attorneys who do not practice it regularly. With three decades of exclusive bankruptcy practice and an underlying accounting background, Russell advises and counsels debtors, creditors and trustees in navigating their options when confronted with bankruptcy issues.
An experienced bankruptcy attorney, Russell has represented Chapters 7, 11, 9 and 15 debtors, creditors and others in all manner of bankruptcy issues before bankruptcy courts in most jurisdictions across the country. He has extensive experience in many industries including institutional lending, private equity lending, hotel and hospitality, oil and gas, manufacturing, real estate development, housing construction, and professional services.
Russell represents clients in all aspects of commercial bankruptcy and related bankruptcy litigation and appeals, including the representation of secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, asset purchasers and debtors. His clients include a wide range of major corporations and smaller businesses, individuals, municipalities, associations and bankruptcy trustees. He represents Chapter 7 trustees and liquidating trustees and defendants in bankruptcy proceedings to recover preferential and fraudulent transfers and in litigation against corporate officers and directors. In addition, he has significant experience in bankruptcy matters before the appellate courts, including federal district courts, federal circuit courts and the United States Supreme Court.
As an established thought leader in bankruptcy and financial restructuring, Russell is quoted frequently in the Dallas Business Journal, Dallas Morning News, CNBC News, professional association journals and other news outlets. In addition, he regularly serves as a volunteer attorney for national and local political campaigns.