Joshua N. EppichPARTNER
JOSHUA N. EPPICH helps businesses reach their goals and solve their challenges. He has significant experience representing debtors and creditors in chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases across the country and assisting with mergers and acquisitions in traditional and special situations. Josh offices out of both Fort Worth and Houston locations.
Josh also has substantial experience helping businesses restructure and work with creditors out of court to help the companies succeed on a go forward basis. He works with his clients through all of the challenges that stem from facing a restructuring including the corporate work surrounding the restructuring, the litigation that often accompanies a distressed business, and the bankruptcy process. Mr. Eppich has helped energy companies, energy service companies, international food companies, airplane part manufacturers, logistics companies, car dealers, retailers, dairy farms, ranchers, and real estate entities restructure and successfully emerge from chapter 11. He has also helped private equity firms and venture capital firms acquire assets and companies both through chapter 11 and outside of court.
Mr. Eppich also helps creditors maximize their recoveries in distressed situations by helping them plan their recovery efforts at the first signs of distress through the bankruptcy process. His experience also includes representing trustees and official committees of unsecured creditors in cases throughout the United States. He assists with all forms of avoidance action defense and prosecution. He has filed amicus briefs with the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court in furtherance of novel bankruptcy plan interpretation issues.
Ultimately, Mr. Eppich prides himself on helping companies on all sides of a transaction solve their problems, reach their goals, and expand. He works with the companies to help them understand their strengths and weaknesses and works with the owners and leaders of the organization to put a plan in place and then execute on that plan.
Some of his more recent representations include:
- Debtor’s counsel to Navarro Pecan- confirmed a chapter 11 plan following a successful sale of the assets with full continuing operations of the assets under the buyer
- Acting as committee chair of the Mineral Lien Holder’s Committee in the MTE Holdings, LLC, chapter 11 case in the District of Delaware
- Debtor’s counsel in the Alamo Borden County 1 chapter 11 case pending in the Northern District of Texas- confirmed a plan with 100% recovery to creditors and continued operations of the company
- Counsel for United Cooperative Services in the Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. chapter 11 case in the Southern District of Texas
- Acted as buyer’s counsel on numerous acquisitions in asset purchases and equity purchases
- Acts as outside general counsel to portfolio companies of private equity clients
Josh contributes to his blog, Eppich Business, where he shares business advice and insights pulled from his unique perspective from years of experience in the restructuring industry.
Admissions & Certifications
- State Bar of Texas (2005)
- U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
- Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (J.D., 2005)
- Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Business - Finance (B.S., 2001)
Honors & Recognitions
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2024)
- Recognized as a Texas Rising Star (2015) (a publication of Thomson Reuters)
- Texas Superlawyer (2016-2023) (a publication of Thomson Reuters)
- Top Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine (2016)
- Restructuring Lawyer of the Year 2018, Lawyer Monthly
- Top Attorneys, Fort Worth Magazine (2017, 2018)
- Forty-Under-Forty 2018, Fort Worth Business Press
- International Law Review - Articles Editor
- Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise - Contributing Author
- Intern to the Honorable D. Michael Lynn
- 2022 US-Mexico Bar Association speaker Monterrey, Mexico, Adventures in Insolvency: Who’s Running the Show in Cross-Border Proceedings?
- The Quickest Way to Double Your Money Is to Fold It Over, Important Energy Issues, Including §363, Credit Bidding, Preferential Rights, and Hart-Scott-Rodino, Rhett G. Campbell, John F. Higgins, and Joshua N. Eppich, Advanced Business Bankruptcy Seminar, September 9, 2011.
- 2016 N.D. Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, “Black Gold, Texas Tea” co speaker with Brett Lowrey, Sarah Schultz and Bill Wallander
- 2016 PASH Education Day, When Energy Companies Go Bankrupt
- February 2016, PASH Dinner Keynote, When Energy Companies Go Bankrupt
- 2013-2014 speaker at Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller, LLP’s Oil and Gas Seminars regarding Energy Transactions and Bankruptcy Issues
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Tarrant County Bar Association
- John C. Ford American Inn of Court
- Turnaround Management Association
- BYU Management Society Fort Worth Chapter, Board Member