Bruce H. White is a member of the Board of Directors of the firm and has a sophisticated business law practice focusing on acquisitions, sales, financings (secured and capital raises through private equity and family offices). Bruce is part of the firm’s National Dental Law team, representing dental support organizations and practices across the country.

Capabilities

Biography

Bruce H. White is a shareholder in the firm and concentrates his practice on all aspects of business transactions, commercial financings, corporate law and corporate reorganizations. Bruce has more than 25 years of large law firm and business experience representing clients in a wide range of business law matters including, financing of companies (private equity or traditional financings); acquisitions; mergers; and the sale of businesses of all types, including health care, technology, services and manufacturing among many others. Bruce also has substantial experience representing lenders and businesses in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Bruce has substantial experience advising company management and board of directors on a wide range of corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters. He has negotiated and prepared all types of contracts, settlement agreements and analyzed complex true sale and non-consolidation issues as well as prepared related legal opinions.

Prior to joining the firm, Bruce was president, CEO and general counsel of a large manufacturing company in Utah, where he led all aspects of the company, including operations, strategic planning, financial matters and sales. Bruce oversaw all legal matters, transactions, and created and developed a successful business model.

Bruce was a shareholder at the international firm of Greenberg Traurig in Dallas and also a partner at the national firm of Patton Boggs in Dallas.

Experience

Structured the sale of a gold mine to a junior mining company for the client including negotiating and documenting all aspects of the transaction, including a private placement and the payment of a mortgage. Also represented client Nevada Gold Mines in an IRS Section 1031 like-kind exchange of two mining properties, including environmental due diligence; real property transfers/recordings; personal property transfers; private placement on a secured credit facility; and tax structuring.

Represented the client in connection with a senior secured loan under the Main Street Lending Program.

Represented the client in connection with an infusion of preferred equity with a transaction valuation over $100 million. Negotiated and documented all aspects of the transaction.

Accomplishments

Academic

Creighton University Law School (J.D., 1989)

Utah State University (B.S., 1985)

Professional

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy

“Lawyer of the Year,” Dallas Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2013

Member, Winning Team, U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013

Listed, Texas’ Best Lawyers, 2009 - 2013

Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007 - 2013

Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers

“Corporate Counsel Edition, Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights”

“Rising Star,” Super Lawyers magazine, 2004

Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2009

Rated, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 in Martindale-Hubbell

Associations

Professional

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

Member

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

Member

Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Member

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Insights

Credentials

Licensed

Utah
Texas
Colorado
District of Columbia
Nebraska
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Colorado
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Nebraska

Education

Creighton University School of Law