Ruth Van Meter has over three decades of experience in corporate restructuring and commercial litigation. Her restructuring experience includes representing debtors, lenders, statutory committees, and unsecured creditors in complex Chapter 11 cases. She has structured, negotiated, and confirmed plans of reorganization and liquidations. While she works toward consensual resolutions, litigation is sometimes necessary to achieve desired results. To that end, she has successfully prosecuted many contested matters involving financing, contract rejections, plan confirmations, claim objections, and recovery matters. Ruth has extensive experience representing bankruptcy Trustees in all aspects of fulfilling their statutory duties, including advising them on operating companies, selling assets and investigating and prosecuting recovery actions.
She has significant experience as a trial attorney representing parties in various complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy-related litigation matters in federal and state courts. She has represented clients in numerous business disputes, including breach of contract, partnership and member disputes, professional liability, fraud, and fraudulent transfers, and DTPA. Throughout her career, she has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts, including jury and non-jury trials.
She also has extensive briefing and appellate experience for both litigation and bankruptcy, including all phases of research, preparation, and argument. This includes briefs in support of pleadings, trial briefs, and appellate briefs for district courts, court of appeals, Texas Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.