Eli Columbus

Eli Columbus



  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Chapter 11 Debtor
  • Counterparty Insolvency and Risk Management
  • Distressed M&A

WSG Practice Industries


Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

Eli Columbus is a Partner in the Restructuring Practice Group at Haynes and Boone. He is involved in a variety of representations, primarily in business reorganization cases and out of court debt restructurings. Eli works on a wide range of restructuring matters for a diverse group of clients, including banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, secured creditors, debtors, buyers of distressed assets, unsecured creditors, creditor committees, and plan trustees.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2000


J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2000, magna cum laude; Full Regents Scholarship
B.A., Texas Tech University, 1996, magna cum laude; President’s List; Dean’s List
Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy Litigation | Chapter 11 Debtor | Counterparty Insolvency and Risk Management | Distressed M&A | Distressed Real Estate | Energy, Power and Natural Resources | Healthcare | Lender Representation | Restructuring

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Secured Creditors: Representation of banks, private equity funds, commercial lenders, and other secured creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases and out of court workouts and restructuring.

Purchasers: Representation of parties in distressed asset acquisitions.

Unsecured Creditors: Representation of unsecured creditors' committees, landlords, vendors, lessors, trade creditors, investors, and other unsecured creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings.

Debtors: Representation of business debtors in Chapter 11 cases.

Trustees: Representation of Chapter 11 plan/liquidating trustees and Chapter 7 trustees.

Litigation: Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of commercial bankruptcy litigation, including contract disputes, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, stay relief litigation, disputes related to confirmation of Chapter 11 plans, and cash collateral/DIP financing disputes.

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