About Charles R. Gibbs

Whether it is a Chapter 11 case or an out-of-court restructuring, Chuck's deft handling of challenging and complex financial restructurings is rooted in his nearly 40 years of experience. Public and private companies in the oil and gas exploration, midstream pipeline, oilfield services, retail and real estate industries rely on him for resolutions that achieve their economic objectives.

Insolvency and bankruptcy structures with a focus on identifying and minimizing risks

Chuck is known for his practical, innovative solutions to legal and business issues that arise in the restructuring process, as well as his courtroom prowess. He is frequently engaged in multijurisdictional and cross-border matters for debtors, secured creditors, official and ad hoc creditors' committees, equity committees and asset buyers. Chuck partners with non-money center secured lenders, particularly in the real estate space, leveraging his deep experience in handling hundreds of real estate loan workouts on behalf of lenders, both in and out of court.

Practice Focus

  • Counseling distressed companies
  • Representing secured lenders, servicers of commercial mortgage securitized trusts, abondholders, trade creditors, and committees of creditors, bondholders or equity holders
  • Represents acquirers of distressed assets
  • Managing multijurisdictional and cross-border restructurings

Representative Experience

  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors of an oil and natural gas exploration and production company.  *
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors of an independent natural gas/crude oil exploration and production company.  *
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors of an IRC Section 1031 Qualified Exchange subsidiary of one of the nation’s largest title insurance companies.  *
  • Represented joint official liquidators of an integrated security company in its Chapter 15 case and Chapter 11 cases of real estate tycoons.  *
  • Represented ad hoc group of secured noteholders in Chapter 11 filing of a Houston energy company.  *
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 case of an independent energy company.  *
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 filing of a coal provider. *
  • Represented official committee of equity security holders in Chapter 11 case of a Houston-based shallow-water drilling company.  *
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 plan of a commercial real estate investment company.  *
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 filing of a Mexican restaurant chain.  *
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in the reorganization of one of the world’s biggest textile makers.  *
  • Debtor's counsel in bankruptcy of a Texas-based oil and gas exploration and production company. *
  • DIP lender counsel in Chapter 11 plan of a provider of integrated geoscience solutions. *
  • Debtor's counsel in Chapter 11 reorganization of a Houston-based independent energy company.  *
  • Debtor's counsel in bankruptcy of a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company.  *
  • Debtor's counsel in Chapter 11 filing of a Caribbean resort developer.  *
  • Debtor's counsel in Chapter 11 plan of a mall-based specialty retailer. *
* Experience prior to Katten