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Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section

Provides attorneys representing all segments of the bankruptcy bar with monthly educational programs related to topical issues in this continuously emerging area of law.

 

Meeting Schedule:

Our section generally meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at the Belo Mansion. Socializing begins at 5:00 p.m., and the program runs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

Section News:

 


Section Officers:

Name: Frances Smith
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP
Firm Address: 3333 Lee Parkway, 10th Floor
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: 214.780.1400
Email: fsmith@shacklaw.net

Name: Omar Alaniz
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Baker Botts, L.L.P.
Firm Address: 2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 600
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214.953.6500
Email: omar.alaniz@bakerbotts.com

Name: James "Jim" Rea
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.
Firm Address: 2501 N. Harwood, Ste. 1800
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214.954.6800
Email: james.rea@sbcglobal.net

Name: Sarah Schultz
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Firm Address: 1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4100
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214.969.2800
Email: sschultz@akingump.com

Name: Howard Marc Spector
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Spector & Johnson, PLLC
Firm Address: 12770 Coit Road, Suite 1100
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75251
Business Phone: 214.365.5377
Email: hspector@spectorjohnson.com

Name: Laura Geisler
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: Geisler Law Firm
Firm Address:  3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 1400
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: 214.651.4200
Email: laura.geisler@lbglawfirm.com


Resource Links

DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers (DAYBL)

State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section

Northern District Judicial Opinions

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Local Rules of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Electronic Filing (homepage) for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas (homepage)

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (homepage)

Electronic Filing (homepage) for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas

Local Rules of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas (homepage)



Section Membership
 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Bankruptcy & Commercial Law section, please send a letter of request and a $25.00 membership fee to:
DBA
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the membership department at the Dallas Bar.

 

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage (coming soon)



 

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