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Nancy L. Ribaudo

Nancy L. Ribaudo specializes in bankruptcy, restructuring and litigation matters.  As a member of the firm's Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy Group, her representation includes creditors, debtors, committees and Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees in the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ribaudo served as a law clerk to Bankruptcy Judge Russell F. Nelms in the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division. Her experience also includes representation of both individual and business clients before federal and state courts in Texas, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Virginia and Maryland, in a wide-variety of matters, including contract disputes, business torts, copyright infringement, bankruptcy and collection matters.

As a member of the firm’s Aviation Law Group, Ms. Ribaudo represents airlines with respect to the acquisition, financing and leasing of commercial aircraft, and the restructuring and extension of leasing arrangements.   

Through various matters, Ms. Ribaudo has represented clients across a broad spectrum of business sectors and industries, including retail, banking, manufacturing, real estate, food services, construction, oil and gas, and aviation services.
Experience and highlights
  • Assisted in the successful reorganization of an oil and gas company through asset sale
  • Assisted in the representation of a manufacturer and wholesaler of in-home exercise equipment through reorganization
  • Assisted in the representation of an upscale grocer and restaurant chain through state law liquidation proceeding
  • Assisted in successful sale of sports construction business through Chapter 11
  • Assisted in successful sale of regional hospital hrough Chapter 11
  • Represented Chapter 11 trustees in both business and individual cases
  • Represented various creditors with secured and unsecured claims in Chapter 7 and 11 cases
  • Successfully defended clients in preference actions.
  • Successfully represented clients in negotiating claims allowance and contract assumption in Chapter 11 cases
  • Represented domestic airline in various aircraft acquisition, financing and leasing transactions
Affiliations and honors
  • John C. Ford American Inns of Court
  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • Named Top Attorney in Bankruptcy and Workout by 360 West magazine, 2018
  • Tarrant Volunteer Attorney Services 2017 Pro Bono Attorney Mentor Award, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2016-2017
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1989
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1985
  • State Bar of Texas, 2000
  • State Bar of the District of Columbia, 1990
  • State Bar of Virginia, 1989
  • State Bar of Hawaii, 1993
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Hawaii, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Speeches & Publications
  • Co-Author, “Representing Oil and Gas Debtors,” Tarrant County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Luncheon, March 23, 2009
  • Co-Author, "The Impact of Bankruptcy Abuse & Consumer Protection Act on Family Law Practice in Texas: 2006 Update", October 2006

Nancy L. Ribaudo

Senior Counsel
P (817) 878-3574
F (817) 878-9744


State Bar of District of Columbia
State Bar of Hawaii
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Virginia
Nancy Ribaudo named 2017 Tarrant Volunteer Attorney Services Pro Bono Volunteer Award Recipient