G. David Dean is a member of the Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring and Litigation Departments. For more than 15 years he has practiced in the areas of complex bankruptcy and commercial litigation, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region.
In bankruptcy proceedings, David has served as lead and/or trial counsel to debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, individual creditors, asset purchasers, and a foreign representative in Chapter 15. He has also served individually as a Chapter 11 trustee. In these roles, David utilizes superior problem-solving, and when appropriate, litigation skills to achieve the best results for his clients and bankruptcy estates. David’s unique combination of substantive bankruptcy knowledge and litigation and trial skills allows him to lead any type of bankruptcy matter with efficiency and effectiveness.
In litigation matters, David blends superb writing and oral advocacy skills with a strong knowledge of the rules of evidence in a way that translates into tangible results. His litigation practice focuses on commercial and corporate disputes of all types, including breach of fiduciary duty suits, shareholder disputes, fraudulent transfer litigation, insurance, intellectual property, and the representation of parties to loan agreements in a variety of contexts.
Representative debtor and creditors’ committee matters include:
Representative litigation matters include:
At Cole Schotz, David plays an integral role in managing the Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring practice, serving as co-Deputy Chair of the department. He is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he is a member of the advisory board for the organization’s yearly Mid-Atlantic conference. David gives back to the community through his pro bono representations, helping people with limited means navigate through bankruptcy matters on a pro se basis. He has also gone outside of his comfort level to assist a client in a substantial litigation regarding a guardianship in Delaware Family Court.
David has been recognized for his work in the bankruptcy and restructuring field by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America 2016 through 2019, and Maryland Best Lawyers, named a rising star by Super Lawyers Maryland, and named to M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Legal Advisors. See Award Methodology.
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