Sarah Link Schultz represents debtors, official and unofficial committees of creditors, secured lender groups, debtors-in-possession lenders, acquirers of assets and vendors in large, complex cases and out-of-court restructurings. Her restructuring matters encompass a variety of industries.

Practice & Background

Ms. Schultz received her J.D. cum laude in 2001 from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a member of the Minnesota Law Review in 2000 and 2001. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Schultz received her B.A. summa cum laude in 1998 from the University of North Dakota.

Representative Matters

Ms. Schultz’s recent engagements include:

  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Adeptus Health Inc.
  • debtor International Shipholding Corporation
  • debtor Quicksilver Resources Inc.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Swift Energy Company, et al.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Emerald Oil, Inc., et al.
  • ad hoc noteholder group of Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC
  • informal noteholder group in Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.
  • informal noteholder group in Genco Shipping & Trading Limited
  • senior secured lender for The Dolan Company
  • debtor Geokinetics, Inc., et al.
  • debtor TerreStar Corporation, et al.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Center, et al
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Nortel Networks Inc., et al.
  • debtor Foothills Resources, Inc., et al.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Calpine Corporation, et al.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of LandAmerica 1031 Exchange Services, Inc., et al.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Quebecor World (USA), Inc., et al.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Vitro America, LLC, et al.
  • Consenting Noteholders of R.H. Donnelley Corporation, et al.

Community Involvement

Ms. Schultz’s community, civic and charitable activities include:

  • Master of John C. Ford Inn of Court
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Bar Committee

Awards & Accolades

  • D Magazine (2018) – recognized as one of Dallas’ “Best Lawyers”
  • “Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyer” (2015) – Turnarounds & Workouts
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2013 to 2018)
  • “Texas Rising Star” (2009 through 2015) - Texas Monthly in a survey of her peers
  • “Forty Under 40” (2010) - Dallas Business Journal - recognizing her as one of the outstanding young professionals in North Texas
  • D Magazine (2010) - recognized as one of Dallas’ Best Women Lawyers in the area of Bankruptcy/Workouts
  • Legal 500 US recommends Sarah Schultz in Finance – corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy) (2016).