Joseph M. Coleman


Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, PC
Bank of America Plaza
901 Main Street, Suite 5200
Dallas, Texas 75202

Tel: 214.777.4280


Joe Coleman, a founding director of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, chairs the Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Section, which focuses on corporate and business reorganization, debt restructuring, and insolvency-related work of all kinds throughout the nation.

From humble beginnings as the Firm’s only restructuring lawyer at its founding in 1992, Mr. Coleman and his team have built a nationwide, multi-disciplined restructuring and insolvency practice comprised of ten professionals. Philosophically, Mr. Coleman believes to be the best bankruptcy lawyer, you must sit in every seat around the restructuring table. Whether representing the Lender, Committee or Debtor, he thoroughly comprehends each significant parties’ pressure points and strategies, because he has represented such other parties in other matters. In short, one only deeply understands the motivations of the person across the table or opposing counsel in court if you have actually been in that exact position.

KRCL focuses on having deep, thorough experience representing all constituencies in the restructuring process. As a result of this philosophy, Mr. Coleman and his team have represented billions of dollars of secured creditors, confirmed over twenty plans of reorganization representing both public- and privately-held debtors, represented forty-five Creditor Committees in nineteen states, participated in more than fifty Section 363 sales and represented over twenty post-confirmation trusts. Mr. Coleman has also been appointed as the post-confirmation trustee and has served as an expert witness in bankruptcy cases. Recently, one bankruptcy Judge even appointed Mr. Coleman as “Chief Marketing Officer” to sell a 3,700 acre ranch in a highly- contentious family dispute in the bankruptcy case.

Mr. Coleman has also represented equity interest holders, state-court receivers, many parties to executory contracts and unexpired leases, trustees, retirees, and virtually every conceivable constituency in bankruptcy, out of court workouts and other insolvency proceedings. Mr. Coleman’s work has earned him numerous accolades, including the Turnaround Award (Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year, $25MM to 100MM) by The M&A Advisor for the 2017 Reorganization of Valuepart, Inc., an international distributor of aftermarket parts for off-highway earthmoving tractors and equipment.

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1985
    • Editor, Southwestern Law Journal
    • Member of Phi Delta Phi
  • Creighton University, B.S., 1982
    • B.A.
    • Solon E. Summerfield Scholar
    • Member of accounting honor society Beta Alpha Psi
Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas (1985)
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Faculty Member American Bankruptcy Institute, Trial Advocacy Program.
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section.
  • Dallas Bar Association; Corporate Reorganization, Creditor Rights Section, Bankruptcy and Business Litigation Sections.
  • State Bar of Texas; Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Reorganization Committee.
  • Turnaround Management Association.

KRCL has a nationally recognized bankruptcy practice that is well-known for its capabilities and experience in assertively representing parties in complicated corporate bankruptcy cases.

For example, KRCL has represented 40 Creditor Committees in 19 states. KRCL attorneys have decades of experience in the representation of every different type of party and constituency in out of court workouts and bankruptcy case including creditors’ committees, debtors, lenders, trustees, and creditors. Clients praise the firm’s bankruptcy attorneys for “extraordinary attention to the client,” which has earned the KRCL bankruptcy practice a highly selective ranking from Chambers and Partners USA.

Bankruptcy services include:

  • Creditors’ rights
  • Insolvency
  • Pre-bankruptcy workouts
  • Debt restructuring
  • Bankruptcy trial proceedings (voluntary and involuntary)
  • Acquisition of distressed debt and assets
  • Bankruptcy-related litigation

With a proven track record, KRCL is often called upon to appear for our clients in numerous high-stakes workout, restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Our attorneys negotiate with finesse, build consensus and creatively solve problems on behalf of clients. With a solid understanding of what it takes to effectively resolve troubled managing member/member, borrower/lender and debtor/creditor relationships, we work closely with each client to achieve results in what is often an extremely hostile, complex and litigious environment.

Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC is a full-service law firm with offices in Dallas and Houston. For over 25 years, the Firm has provided professional services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to medium-sized public and private companies to entrepreneurs. KRCL handles transactional, litigation and bankruptcy matters in Texas and throughout the country.

Since our founding in 1992, our attorneys have recognized that the firm’s success depends on your success. So, we build deeper relationships and work harder to protect your interests.

KRCL has built its practice on the idea that we must do more than provide excellent legal services. Our dedication, paired with a deep bench of experienced lawyers, has established our reputation as a go-to law firm.