STEWART F. PECK
From our New Orleans office, Stewart focuses on Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Creditors’ Rights, Admiralty & Maritime, Marine Finance & Vessel Documentation, Asset-Based Finance, Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Law, and Oil & Gas.
Stewart F. Peck has been practicing law in New Orleans for 36 years. He is a 1974 graduate of Kenyon College, Magna Cum Laude, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated top in his class in 1977 from Tulane Law School where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Tulane Law Review. He has been lead trial and appellate counsel in over 60 reported cases in the federal and state courts. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in New Orleans, Louisiana SuperLawyers, and is listed in Chambers USA. Mr. Peck practices in the areas of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization, commercial litigation, admiralty and maritime law, marine finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, and oil and gas lien law. He has participated in oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 13 times, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the Louisiana Courts of Appeal. He is either presently acting or has previously acted as Debtor’s lead counsel or creditors’ counsel in a number of Chapter 11 bankruptcies involving companies operating in and outside of the Gulf Coast region. These cases include a number of relatively large reorganizations, including Torch Offshore, Inc., Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Gulf Fleet Holdings, Inc., Trico Marine Services, Inc., Force Energy, Inc., and Borders Group, Inc. Mr. Peck has also handled significant marine finance transactions, as well as substantial mergers and acquisitions.