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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2007
    • B.A., Baylor University, 2003, University Scholars

Liz Boydston focuses her practice on Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings, fraudulent transfers, preference litigation and the sales of substantially all assets, receiverships and workouts throughout the United States. Liz represents for-profit and non-profit hospitals, municipalities, senior housing centers, health care providers, financial institutions, independent contractors, large multinational and multi-subsidiary corporates in complex restructuring and insolvency matters.

Liz has extensive Ponzi Scheme defense litigation experience and has defended investors in schemes valuing up to $400 million. Her experience in non-bankruptcy transactional and litigation in both state and federal courts allow her to understand all sides of the law. She has also served as a law clerk to Chief Bankruptcy Judge Bill Parker, United State Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas (2007-2009).


  • Represented 140 Ch. 11 debtors who operated full-service, for-profit hospitals and emergency rooms across the U.S. as Debtors’ Counsel
  • Represented emerged national healthcare organization as Reorganized Debtors’ counsel in daily operations, claims administration, healthcare transactions, real estate negotiations, and government investigations
  • Represented the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in a 135 Ch. 11 debtor case where the debtors operated skilled nursing facilities
  • Represented non-profit hospital as Reorganized Debtors’ counsel
  • Represented hospital municipality in contentious bankruptcy litigation involving more than $110 million in outstanding debt and rent due from debtor
  • Represented a Texas physician’s hospital as Debtor’s Counsel
  • Represented non-profit hospital in litigation against medical billing and coding provider
  • Represented DIP Lender to group of senior housing debtors
  • Represented purchaser of a hospital through a Section 363 sale
  • Represented the Board of a Continuing Care Retirement Community
  • Represented one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers as a creditor and supplier
  • Represented Official Resident Committee in senior housing and Continuing Care
  • Retirement Community bankruptcy case
  • Represented Unsecured Creditors Committee in large national dental practice


  • Represented DIP Lender, Senior Secured Lender, Equity Holder, and Stalking Horse Bidder in 75 Ch. 11 debtor case where the debtors operated an international fuel supply and storage network
  • Represented state-owned oil and case company in national airline bankruptcy
  • Represent global agent in international helicopter bankruptcy case where helicopter operator provides transport to oil and gas platforms worldwide
  • Represent national financial institutions in numerous oil and gas exploration, upstream, midstream, and downstream
  • Debtor's counsel to a publicly traded independent oil and gas company and its affiliated subsidiaries
  • Debtor’s counsel to offshore drilling companies that provided drilling services to natural gas exploration companies
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Healthcare Bankruptcies & Regulatory Considerations
2019 Bankruptcy Bench Bar
April 2019
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Current Challenges in the Senior Living Industry
17th Annual Advanced Restructuring & Plan of Reorganization Conference, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
November 2018
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Confirmation Chaos: Getting Through Plan Confirmation & Cleaning Up Afterward
September 2018
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Confirming a Cha. 11 Plan, Third-Party Releases & Valuing Unique Assets
Author, Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar
June 2018
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Healthcare Panel Discussion
Panelist, Turnaround Management Association
May 2018
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Panic in the Hallways: Preparing for and Handling the Fall Out of Government Investigations, Notifications, and/or Financial Restructure
February 2018
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Texas Judges' Breakfast Panel
Panelist, Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench Bar
February 2018
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What Makes Healthcare Bankruptcies Different and Why to Expect More in 2018
Co-Author, Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference
February 2018