Washington University in St. Louis,
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Bankruptcy in St. Louis (by BL Rankings) 2015. 2019
Board of Directors, American College of Bankruptcy, 2019
Co-Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee to Establish Pro Bono Program for Pro Se Filers for Eastern District of Missouri, 2016-2019
Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy, 2009-2019
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters), 2005-2019
Bankruptcy Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
Top 50 in St. Louis 2005-2008; 2011-2013
Top 100 in Missouri & Kansas, 2006; 2010-2013
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings)," 1993-2020
Eighth Circuit Regent to American College of Bankruptcy, 2014-2018
Nominating Committee, American College of Bankruptcy, 2017
Recipient, Turnaround of the Year from Turnaround Management Association, 2011
Recipient, Judge Robert E. Brauer Innovations in Bankruptcy Law Award, 2005
Thompson Coburn LLP
Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
Husch & Eppenberger, LLC
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."
Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Overview, Practical Law, 2019
Strategic Alternatives For and Against Distressed Businesses, 2019 Edition
Farm Bankruptcy Update,
Trends, Laws, Procedures and Implications, Sponsored by the University of Missouri, 2019
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Annual Bankruptcy institute, Missouri Bar, 2018
"The Three Giants of Bankruptcy Law in St. Louis," 55 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 87, 2017
Current Issues in Substantive Consolidation, Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, 2017
Emerging Issues in Agricultural Lending Symposium, sponsored by the University of Missouri, 2016
Contributor, MOBar CLE,
Bankruptcy Practice Deskbook, 2015
Emerging Issues in Agricultural Lending Symposium, sponsored by the University of Missouri, June, 2015
"Could a Detroit-style bankruptcy happen here?";
St. Louis Business Journal, September 2013
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