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David Warfield

Partner

St. Louis
314 552 6079 direct

David is a 30-year veteran of the financial restructuring world who provides practical, straight-forward advice to all types of institutions that interact with a distressed business.

As the lead attorney for multiple high-profile matters, David is skilled at managing complex restructurings and unraveling the competing interests of all relevant parties. In both in-court bankruptcies and out-of-court workouts, David has led work on many complex, multi-party matters, including one recent case involving a large-scale fraud and tens of thousands of consumer claims. His clients include debtors, senior secured lenders, bondholders, creditors' committees, receivers and asset purchasers.

Tapping his business education, David looks for creative solutions that satisfy the diverse constituencies of a distressed business. He puts a premium on speed, as value erodes and options diminish nearly every day in a financial restructuring. David's quick thinking and persistence helps clients preserve value and plan for the future even as "the ice cube melts."

TCLEs

Seven Things You Should Know About the Missouri Commercial Receivership Act

Blogs

Two non-conventional uses for Missouri’s new receivership statute

Chapter 12 family farmer cases in Missouri: A look inside the numbers

7 things you should know about the new Missouri Commercial Receivership Act

Eight things we learned from the Detroit bankruptcy

Sixth Circuit rules cows can be leased

U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Clark won’t impact inherited IRAs of Missouri residents

Receivership reforms, part four: Borrowing from the Bankruptcy Code

Receivership reforms, part three: Creditors’ rights and priority of claims

Receivership reforms, part two: Establishing and empowering receivers

Why Missouri’s receivership law is due for reform

Publications

Contributor
Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives (2016)

Contributor MOBar CLE
Bankruptcy Practice Deskbook (2015)

"Sixth Circuit rules cows can be leased";
Credit Report Blog, September 2014

"U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Clark won’t impact inherited IRAs of Missouri residents";
Credit Report Blog, June 2014

"Could a Detroit-style bankruptcy happen here?";
St. Louis Business Journal, September 2013

Four-part series: "Why Missouri’s receivership law is due for reform";
Credit Report Blog, September 2013

"New credit agreement language goes into effect in Missouri on August 28";
Credit Report Blog, August 2013

Author, Bankruptcy Bazaar: Purchasing Assets Out of Bankruptcy Court;
51 Journal of the Missouri Bar 2567, 1995

Co-Author, A Review and Analysis of Selected Post-Confirmation Activities in Chapter 11 Reorganizations;
62 American Bankruptcy Law

Senior Associate Editor, Washington University Law Quarterly

"Farm Bankruptcies"
Emerging Issues in Agricultural Lending Symposium, sponsored by the University of Missouri 2016

Webinar, "Seven Things You Should Know About the New Missouri Commercial Receivership Act"
sponsored by TC 2016

"Lender Liability"
Emerging Issues in Agricultural Lending Symposium, sponsored by the University of Missouri 2015