Summary

Dave is co-chair of Taft's Finance practice group and provides legal and business counsel to financial institutions, entrepreneurs, corporations, and other business entities. He has significant experience representing commercial lenders and financial institutions in connection with loan origination and documentation (including secured, unsecured, and mezzanine lending, real estate mortgage, and construction lending) and UCC issues. Dave also represents lenders with respect to troubled credits in the areas of bankruptcy, restructurings and workouts, creditors' rights, foreclosure, and receivership actions. He also represents public and private companies and other clients in financial transactions and related issues. 

Awards

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers®, Banking and Finance Law (2009 - present); Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2013 - present)

  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA)

All Service Areas

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law (1990)

    J.D., cum laude

  • University of Michigan (1986)

    B.A.

Admissions

  • State - Indiana
  • State - Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal - Western District of Michigan
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association

    Member, Business and Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights Sections

  • State Bar of Michigan

    Member, Creditors' Rights Committee, Business Law Section

  • American Bar Association

    Member, Business Law Section

  • Association for Corporate Growth

    Member, Indiana Chapter