Bankruptcy Partners Join Akerman in Dallas
Summary: Continued expansion is happening in Akerman LLP’s Dallas office with the addition of two bankruptcy partners.
National law firm Akerman LLP has welcomed two partners to their Dallas office. David Parham and John Mitchell will be joining the Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Group. They are coming to Akerman from Baker & McKenzie where they have almost forty years of combined experience in complex bankruptcies, bankruptcy-related litigation, and corporate restructurings in the United States.
Their experience will help build upon the core strengths of the firm in mergers and acquisitions, real estate and financial services. They will also help broaden Akerman’s expertise in restaurant, retail, energy, and transportation services.
Parham excels in a wide range of bankruptcy and insolvency issues. He has represented corporate and partnership debtors, financial institutions, equity holders, creditor committees, secured and unsecured creditors, litigation, and workouts in front of federal and state courts. The cases have involved breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent conveyance and preference, and fraud. The industries of his clients include real estate, insurance, aviation, retail, distribution, telecommunications, energy, manufacturing, and mining.
Parham earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and his B.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma.
Mitchell has represented creditors, lenders, trustees, and debtors in complex bankruptcies, voluntary liquidations, out-of-court workouts and sales, asset sales, general insolvency related litigation, and receiverships. The cases have been in the energy, oil and gas, real estate, retail, food service, power, consumer finance, heavy equipment, and commercial vehicle industries.
He earned his J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law and B.B.A. from Texas A&M University. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army and in Desert Storm before attending law school.