Vince Slusher

Partner
vince.slusher dbr.com
Phone: (469) 357-2571 (469) 357-2571

About

Vince Slusher is a dedicated advocate for companies facing financial or regulatory crises, who expends the effort to understand their business needs in the context of particular industries. He has more than 30 years of experience working for large and mid-sized public and private clients in complex bankruptcy and reorganization matters.

Vince has represented debtors, creditors, trustees, examiners, official and unofficial committees, and secured and unsecured creditors in all types of bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court reorganizations across the United States and abroad. He has served as counsel in numerous engagements in industries such as health care and senior living, manufacturing, agriculture, hospitality, insurance, real estate and energy.

Experience

  • Comcast Corporation and NBC Universal in the involuntary Chapter 11 filing of Houston Regional Sports Network LLC, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Sears Methodist Retirement System and its affiliates, the largest nonprofit senior living provider in Texas, with 11 facilities in 8 cities, in its Chapter 11 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, resulting in a consensual Chapter 11 plan. Representation involved resolution of two issuances of public debt and significant regulatory issues.
  • Alco Stores, Inc., the discount general merchandise retailer, in its Chapter 11 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas.
  • Reddy Ice, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice in the United States, in its Chapter 11 proceedings and with its simultaneous efforts to acquire a leading North American ice producer headquartered in Canada.
  • Erickson Retirement Communities, developer of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), and its affiliated debtors in its successful reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11.
  • Pro-Health, the largest grower/processor of potatoes in the state of Texas, in its successful Chapter 11 case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • A nationally franchised restaurant in an out-of-court reorganization.
  • Hanover Energy, Inc., the parent company of a large interstate national gas pipeline company, in a pre-packaged Chapter 11 reorganization that was accomplished in fewer than 50 days and involved several hundred million dollars in claims.
  • Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC, a second-generation ethanol plant, in its Chapter 11 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas.
  • Montco Offshore, Inc. (MOI), a specialist in the construction and operation of liftboats, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Montco Oilfield Contractors (MOC), a general contractor, on an array of oil and gas offshore projects in the Gulf of Mexico and in the joint administration of their Chapter 11 cases, which included a plan of reorganization for MOI and a plan of liquidation for MOC.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Texas

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D., 1985
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1982

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Organizations

American Bar Association, Business Law Section (Bankruptcy Committee, Legislation Sub-Committee and Litigation Sub-Committee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee), (1985−Present)

Turnaround Management Association