Mr. Coleman chairs the Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Section, which focuses on corporate and business reorganization and debt restructuring work. He has substantial experience representing unsecured creditors committees, lenders, debtors, equity holders, suppliers, trade associations, financial institutions, real estate companies, trustees and examiners in virtually all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency issues and related litigation. Mr. Coleman has represented 37 Creditor Committees in 16 states, confirmed in excess of 12 plans of reorganization representing private and public debtors, and served as counsel for many lenders and other secured creditors in Chapter 11 and other insolvency-related matters.
American Bankruptcy Institute; Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty Member. American Bar Association, Business Law Section. Dallas Bar Association; Corporate Reorganization, Creditor Rights Section, Bankruptcy and Business Litigation Sections. State Bar of Texas; Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Reorganization Committee.
Licensed to practice in 1985. Founded the Firm in 1992. The bankruptcy and creditor rights practice was recognized as part of the Firm's selection by The National Law Journal for its Midsize Hot List (2012). Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1999-2015). Named in Texas Super Lawyers® and Texas Monthly magazines as one of the top bankruptcy & creditor/debtor attorneys in Texas (2003-2014).
Frequent author and speaker on bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues, including publications by Mathew Bender, Callaghan and the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal.
Southern Methodist University School of Law, JD (1985), Creighton University, BSBA (1982), Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society; Solon E. Summerfield Scholar.