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Overview

Buffey represents financial clients and institutions in areas of commercial litigation, commercial loan workouts, out-of-court restructurings, loan documentation and the protection of creditors’ rights.

She advises several national clients in connection with the workout/restructuring of their troubled loans. 

Additionally, Buffey has experience in transaction and insolvency work within the aviation field. 

Buffey’s financial services experience includes:

  • Assisted a major commercial airline in connection with firm order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, plus options, and the restructuring of existing purchase and other agreements regarding other aircraft.
  • Obtained multimillion-dollar arbitration award on behalf of major commercial lender against various obligors and guarantors.
  • Defended commercial lender against borrower’s claims of fraud and failure to dispose of collateral in a commercially reasonable manner. After bench trial, obtained a judgment on behalf of the bank against the borrower and guarantors.
  • Obtained order compelling arbitration in multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought against a custodian of self-directed individual retirement accounts.

Buffey is involved in corporate matters, including the negotiation and drafting of various types of business agreements. Additionally, she has written articles for the National Business Institute (NBI). Buffey also participated on a panel regarding arbitration in the financial services industry for the Tarrant County Bar Association.


Industry

Services

Education

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law
      • Board of Advocates
      • Mock Trial
      • Moot Court
      • Phi Delta Phi
      • Corporate Counsel Review, Editor
  • B.A., Texas AM University
    • Journalism

Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Florida
  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Texas

Clerkship

The Hon. Vanessa Gilmore, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Experience
  • Served as part of a team that represented a major commercial airline in connection with firm order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, plus options, and the restructuring of existing purchase and other agreements regarding Boeing 787, 737NG and 777 aircraft and associated engines.
  • Represented major commercial lenders in various types of workouts, forbearance arrangements and restructuring agreements.
  • Represented numerous financial institutions and lenders in connection with proceedings seeking extraordinary relief, including temporary restraining orders, temporary injunctions and appointment of receivers.
  • Counseled financial institution clients regarding privacy and confidentiality issues encountered when responding to judicial, grand jury and administrative subpoenas.
  • Represented major commercial lender against various obligors and guarantors and obtained multimillion-dollar arbitration award.
  • Defended commercial lender against borrower’s claims of fraud and failure to dispose of collateral in a commercially reasonable manner and, after bench trial, obtained a judgment on behalf of the bank against the borrower and guarantors. After defendants appealed, handled appeal and oral appellate arguments. Judgment of trial court was affirmed.
  • Obtained order compelling arbitration in multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought against a custodian of self-directed individual retirement accounts.
  • Represented commercial lender in prosecution of its multimillion-dollar claims against guarantors and defended lender against liability counterclaims brought by guarantors.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of commercial lender in priority dispute with competing creditor.
  • Advised American Airlines on complex transaction involving acquisition of 47 Boeing 787 aircraft, deferral of delivery of 40 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, cancellation of a previous order for 22 Airbus aircraft, and a comprehensive long-term engine maintenance agreement.