G. David


TEL: 302-651-2012 / FAX: 302-574-2103 / ddean@coleschotz.comLegal Practice Assistant: Rachel Deely TEL: 302-652-3131 ext. 2502 

David Dean is the head of the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware Office and Deputy Co-Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department. David focuses in the areas of complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring and litigation.

David regularly serves as lead counsel to debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, and other major parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. In these roles, David utilizes a unique combination of substantive bankruptcy knowledge and, when appropriate, superior litigation and trial skills allowing him to lead any type of bankruptcy matter with the utmost efficiency and effectiveness. He has represented clients in a variety of industries including retail, health care, oil and gas, technology, manufacturing, real estate, advertising, and events and entertainment.

Representative debtor representations include:

  • Lasik Vision Group (retail/health care);
  • Ritz Camera & Image (retail);
  • Videology, Inc. (technology);
  • Grabit, Inc. (technology);
  • Owens Corning (manufacturing/mass tort);
  • Fedders Corporation (manufacturing);
  • Gemcraft Homes (real estate); and
  • City Homes, Inc. (real estate).

Representative creditors’ committee representations include:

  • Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (retail);
  • J.C. Penny Company, Inc. (retail);
  • Stage Stores, Inc. (retail);
  • Destination Maternity Corporation (retail);
  • American Blue Ribbon, a national restaurant chain (restaurant);
  • Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc. (oil and gas);
  • iPic-Gold Class Entertainment, LLC (entertainment/retail);
  • WISP Ski Resorts (entertainment);
  • The Merit Group, Inc. (distribution);
  • Game Trading Technologies, Inc. (distribution);
  • RAIT Funding, LLC (real estate);
  • Bayou Steel (manufacturing);
  • Technology Services, Inc. (technology); and
  • Dominion Paving & Sealing, Inc. (construction).

Representative bankruptcy litigation representations include:

  • Qimonda A.G., a significant Chapter 15 litigation involving technology license agreements;
  • Lynn Tilton and Patriarch Funds in various litigation matters in Zohar Funds bankruptcies;
  • SNMP Research, Inc. against Nortel Networks, Inc. for copyright infringement;
  • F-Squared, in defense of 54 defendants in fraudulent transfer and related claims;
  • Director and officer liability litigation;
  • Valuation disputes; and
  • Multiple trials involving involuntary bankruptcy petitions.

David 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 in which he assists individuals in navigating through difficult legal matters.

David is regularly recognized for his work by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. He was previously named a rising star by Super Lawyers and was named in M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40 Legal Advisors.” See Award Methodology.



University of Baltimore, J.D., Valedictorian, summa cum laude, 2002

University of Maryland, B.A., 1999

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