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David W. Parham

Partner 
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3600
Dallas, TX 75201
 
Tel:
214.720.4345
Fax:
214.981.9339
 
1300 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77056

David Parham has extensive experience in a wide range of bankruptcy and insolvency matters. He represents corporate and partnership debtors, creditor committees, equity holders, secured and unsecured creditors, lessors, and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, litigation, and workouts. David represents clients across a range of sectors including, insurance, real estate, retail, aviation, telecommunications, distribution, manufacturing, energy, and mining.

David also handles a variety of commercial litigation matters in bankruptcy courts and in federal and state courts. These representations include prosecution and defense of claims against directors and officers for breach of fiduciary duty and cases involving allegations of fraud, fraudulent conveyance, and preference.
 
Representative Experience
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Represented a Chapter 11 Trustee for a chain of nursing homes
 
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Represented major creditor in workout of large multistate nursing home chain
 
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Represented Buffets LLC, and its affiliated debtors which collectively owned and operated approximately 330 restaurants across the United States in their Chapter 11 case
 
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Represented the nation's largest poultry producer in its Chapter 11 case and in subsequent litigation brought in federal district court by approximately 450 contract poultry farmers asserting claims under the Packers and Stockyards Act
 
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Represented international charter passenger and air cargo airline in its Chapter 11 case
 
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Represented world's largest Bitcoin exchange in Chapter 15 foreign representation proceeding
 
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Representation of Rita Restaurant Corporation, and its affiliated debtors in their Chapter 11 case
 
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Represented one of the largest commercial banks in Taiwan as agent bank for three syndicated loans and a Taiwan-based banking holding company as a lender in the Chapter 11 case of a worldwide provider of maritime transportation services
 
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Represented the Creditors Committee of a national telecommunications company providing "middle mile" services to other carriers and servicing other markets
 
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Represented the Preferred Shareholders' Committee for an oil and gas exploration company
 
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Represented the Unsecured Creditors Committee for an oil and gas exploration company
 
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Represented one of North America's largest natural gas producers in the $103.5 million acquisition of the oil and gas assets of a national oil and gas company
 
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Represented the major secured creditor in the bankruptcy of one of the nation's largest potash mines
 
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Representation of a pension trust in multiple cases as a secured creditor of borrowers engaged in exploration and production of oil and gas
 
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Represented a secured creditor in the bankruptcies of two ethanol plants
 
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Represented the purchaser of an NHL team in the acquisition of the team in a prepackaged Chapter 11 case
 
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Represented the nation's second largest window manufacturer in its Chapter 11 case
 
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Represented a manufacturer of consumer products, white boards, clip boards and similar products, in its Chapter 11 case
 
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Represented an indenture trustee in the bankruptcy of an international oil and gas exploration company
 
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Represented one the world's largest automotive suppliers in the $165 million acquisition of a division of a worldwide supplier of driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies
 
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Represented foreign representatives in a Chapter 15 case involving a Nevis-based insurance and surety bond company
 
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Represented multiple insurance carriers in the bankruptcy of a national supplier of pipe used in residential plumbing
 
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Represented a national landlord in the bankruptcies of two anchor tenants
 
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Represented a Chapter 7 trustee in asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duty against a former owner and officer
 
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Represented a former director against claims for breach of fiduciary duty brought by a litigation trustee
 
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Representation of multiple defendants in avoidance actions brought by the trustees for a debtor who had a Ponzi Scheme and in actions brought by feeder funds to the scheme
 
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Representation of a real estate developer in the workout of multiple defaulted loans
 
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Represented a Plan Trustee for large seller of construction equipment
 
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Represented an indenture trustee in the bankruptcy of a national jewelry retailer
 
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Represented a savings and loan in numerous workouts and bankruptcies of commercial property developers throughout Texas
 
Awards & Recognition
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Chambers USA 2014-2017, Ranked in Texas for Bankruptcy/Restructuring
 
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D Magazine 2012, Named "Best Lawyer in Dallas"
 
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Turnaround Atlas Awards 2012, Chapter 11 Reorganization Deal of the Year, Middle Markets
 
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Turnaround Management Association 2010, Turnaround of the Year, Mega Company
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section, Presenter, "Two Years In…A Look Back, Distress Today, and a View Toward the Future," July 2016
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
 
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American Bar Association, Member
 
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Dallas Bar Association, Member
 
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Insol International, Member
 
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John C. Ford American Inn of Courts, Member
 
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Texas Bar Association, Member
 
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Turnaround Management Association, Member
 

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David W. Parham

Practice
Bankruptcy & Reorganization
Education
J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1981; Order of the Coif
B.B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1978; with Distinction
Bar Admissions
Texas
 
 
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