Timothy “Tad” A. Davidson II (top photo) is a
partner in the Houston and Dallas offices of Andrews
Kurth LLP, and Joseph Rovira is an associate in the
firm’s Houston office. Davidson’s practice includes
representing debtors, secured and unsecured
creditors, and various committees in Chapter 11
reorganizations across the U.S and also focuses on
pre-bankruptcy workouts and distressed real estate
transactions, and advising clients on insolvency and
counterparty risks related to mergers, acquisitions,
and general corporate transactions. He holds
a law degree from Emory University School of
Law and a bachelor’s degree from University of
South Carolina. Davidson represented the secured
lenders in the Baytown Navigation Chapter 11 case.
Rovira represents debtors, secured and unsecured
creditors, and various committees in Chapter 7
and Chapter 11 bankruptcies across the U.S. He
holds a law degree from University of Houston Law
Center and a bachelor’s degree in economics from
Trinity University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.
No. 222] in In re Marco Polo Seatrade B.V., et al.,
Case No. 11-13634 (Bankr.S.D.N. Y. Oct. 26, 2011)
6 See Order Confirming First Amended Joint
Plan of Liquidation [Docket No. 583] In re
Marco Polo Seatrade B.V., et al., Case No.
11-13634 (Bankr.S.D.N. Y. Aug. 14, 2012)
7 TMT included the filing of 23 debtors and
was originally docketed with lead debtor
TMT USA Shipmanagement LLC as Case
No. 13-33740. However, as discussed
herein, TMT USA Shipmanagement LLC
was dismissed as a debtor, and the case is
currently proceeding under lead case In re
TM T Procurement Corporation, et al., Case
No. 13-33763 in United States Bankruptcy
Court of the Southern District of Texas.
8 See Tr. Hr’g June 24, 2013, at 235: 6-16
in In re TMT Procurement Corp., et al.,
Case No. 13-33763 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).
9 Id. at 236: 22 to 240: 10.
10 Id. at 234: 14-18.
11 See, e.g., Brief in Support of Emergency
Motion for Entry of an Order Dismissing
with Prejudice the Debtors’ Chapter 11 Cases
Pursuant to Sections 105(a), 305(a), and/or
1112(b) of the Bankruptcy Code [Docket No. 92]
in In re TMT Procurement Corp., et al., Case
No. 13-33763 (Bankr. S. D. Tex. July 15, 2013).
13 See Order [Docket 134] in In re TMT
Procurement Corp., et al., Case No. 13-33763
(Bankr. S. D. Tex. July 23, 2013) granting in part
and denying in part the joint motion to dismiss
(the Dismissal Order); Tr. Hr’g July 18, 2013
at 295: 11 to 296: 12 in In re TMT Procurement
Corp., et al., Case No. 13-33763 (Bankr. S.D. Tex).
14 In Baytown, motions to dismiss or alternatively
lift the stay were filed early in the case, but
the issue of jurisdiction and eligibility were
not specifically litigated as in MPS and TMT.
15 See Order Confirming Second Amended Joint
Plan of Reorganization of the Debtors Under
Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code [Docket No.
794] in In re General Maritime Corp., et al, Case
No. 11-15285 (Bankr.S.D.N. Y. May 5, 2012).
16 See Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
and Order Confirming the Amended Joint
Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization of Excel
Maritime Carriers Ltd. and Certain of its
Affiliates [Docket No. 551] in In re Excel
Maritime Carriers Ltd., et al., Case No. 13-
23060 (Bankr. S.D.N. Y. Jan. 23, 2014).