Dennis

L. Roossien, Jr.

Shareholder
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Dennis's fiduciary practice centers on federal and state court receiverships that have included serving as a receiver, a private liquidating agent, a Ch. 11 Trustee and representing various court-appointed fiduciaries. Federal receivership appointments arose from civil enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC and the FTC. Assets have included publicly traded stock, commercial and residential real estate, undeveloped land, ranch property and livestock, oil and gas assets, partnership interests, life insurance derivatives, foreign bank accounts, fine art, inventory, vehicles and other items. State court receivership matters arose from TSSB, municipal enforcement and lender collection suits. Cases have required the liquidation of small businesses, the renovation and remediation of apartment complexes, the wind-up of a forex trading fund and sales of various assets.  

Litigation practice has included appellate matters, personal injury defense, telecommunications, fair housing and various other matters. Current practice centers on cases involving securities fraud, commercial matters and fiduciary malpractice. 

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Law Business Research Limited – International Who’s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers (2012, 2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated ™
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2004-2005) 
  • Memberships

    • Dallas Bar Association
    • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers
    • State Bar of Texas

Overview

Dennis's fiduciary practice centers on federal and state court receiverships that have included serving as a receiver, a private liquidating agent, a Ch. 11 Trustee and representing various court-appointed fiduciaries. Federal receivership appointments arose from civil enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC and the FTC. Assets have included publicly traded stock, commercial and residential real estate, undeveloped land, ranch property and livestock, oil and gas assets, partnership interests, life insurance derivatives, foreign bank accounts, fine art, inventory, vehicles and other items. State court receivership matters arose from TSSB, municipal enforcement and lender collection suits. Cases have required the liquidation of small businesses, the renovation and remediation of apartment complexes, the wind-up of a forex trading fund and sales of various assets.  

Litigation practice has included appellate matters, personal injury defense, telecommunications, fair housing and various other matters. Current practice centers on cases involving securities fraud, commercial matters and fiduciary malpractice. 

Experience

  • State Court Receiverships

    Appointed as receiver in Texas State Securities Board v. RSM Forex Fund (Tex. Dist. Ct. – Collin) ($4.5 MM forex fund); Frost Bank v. Evans (Tex. Dist. Ct. – Dallas)

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  • Federal Receiverships

    Appointed as a federal equity receiver in SEC and FTC enforcement proceedings, including SEC v. IPIC (N.D.Tex.) ($170 MM Ponzi scheme), SEC v. Provident Royalties 

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  • Committee Representation

    Represented the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee for Life Partners Holdings, Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 after entry  of a $47 MM judgment in favor of the SEC. Life

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