Sander L. Esserman 

Sander L. Esserman

2323 Bryan Street,
Suite 2200
Dallas,Texas 75201-2689
Telephone: (214) 969-4910
Facsimile: (214) 969-4999




Practice Description

Experience in financial reorganizations and disputes covers the waterfront, including lead counsel to debtors, secured creditors, trustees, indenture trustees and various creditors committees and a legal representative in a major asbestos case covering nearly 10 years. My role has been significant in major cases across the country, including various mass tort and asbestos cases.

Recent Representative Matters

  • National Gypsum Company, Counsel to Legal Representative, appointed Legal Representative in August, 2000.
  • Babcock & Wilcox Chapter 11 (represented nuclear exposure plaintiffs).
  • Various pending asbestos-related Chapter 11 cases, including Owens Corning, NARCO, DII and Dresser, Harbison-Walker, Swan Transportation, A.P. Green and M.H. Detrick (representing interests of plaintiffs).
  • Commonwealth Oil Refining Co., Inc., also known as CORCO (lead debtor’s counsel).
  • Global Marine (indenture trustee counsel).
  • Braniff Airways (secured and publicly traded bond committee counsel).
  • The Consolidated Companies (committee counsel).
  • Continental Airlines (indenture trustee counsel).
  • Southland Corporation (indenture trustee counsel).
  • Metro Airlines (debtor’s counsel).
  • America West Airlines, Inc. (counsel to the indenture trustee, who was also chairman of the creditor’s committee).
  • Partners Oil Company (equity creditor committee counsel).
  • MJDesigns, Inc. (lead debtor’s counsel).

Activities and Affiliations

  • Master, John C. Ford, American Inn of Court
  • Member of Adjunct Faculty at Southern Methodist University School of Law teaching Advanced Bankruptcy Course (1999-present)
  • Lecturer and panel member in numerous seminars on Asbestos, Silica, Mass Torts, Creditors Rights, Corporate Trust and the Trust Indenture Act
  • Published numerous articles in the debtor-creditor area, including Creditor and Consumer Rights in 45 Southwestern Law Journal 1553 (1992), Annual Survey of Texas Law and 46 SMU Law Review 1187 (1993). Contributing author in Creditors Rights Handbook, a guide to the Debtor-Creditor Relationship, and co-author, Collier Handbook for Trustees and Debtors in Possession, a Mathew Bender & Company publication.
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Education and Experience

  • DePauw University (B.A., with distinction, 1973); Omicron Delta Epsilon honorary fraternity for economics
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D., 1976); student editor for Human Rights Law Journal; Gold Key Award recipient; Dean’s List; Delta Theta Phi
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Nauman S. Scott, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (1976-1977)
  • President (1996-2002), Stutzman & Bromberg, A Professional Corporation
  • President (2003-Present), Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka, A Professional Corporation
  • Admitted to practice before many of the United States District Courts


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