David B. Wheeler - Moore & Van Allen PLLC

David B. Wheeler

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 843-579-7015

Author and frequent lecturer on leading-edge bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, Dave Wheeler provides his commercial bankruptcy and restructuring clients sophisticated counsel across a full spectrum of creditor representation issues.

A South Carolina Supreme Court-certified specialist in bankruptcy and debtor/creditor law, he works largely in commercial bankruptcies and foreclosures on behalf of creditors, including handling claim objections and preference claim defense nationwide, with frequent appearances in the Southern District of New York and Delaware.

Additionally, Mr. Wheeler represents both homeowner associations/condominium regimes and individual homeowners in matters related to drafting, forming, interpreting and enforcing restrictive covenants, bylaws and applicable South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act provisions.

His services to clients include:

  • Preferences
  • Utility bankruptcy
  • Liquidation plans
  • Chapter 7 & 11 bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure
  • Involuntary bankruptcy filing
  • Receivership
  • Fraudulent conveyance actions
  • Landlord claims
  • Assessment enforcement
  • Covenants and bylaws drafting and interpretation

See Disclaimer 


  • Member, Avoidance Actions Advisory Sub-Committee to the American Bankruptcy Institute to Study the Reform of Chapter 11.
  • Member, South Carolina Law Institute committee revising non-profit corporation framework
  • Author, "In re Pillowtex, Delaware Embraces the Subsequent New Value Approach," Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee Newsletter
  • Former board member, South Carolina Supreme Court Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Law Specialization Board
  • Contributing editor, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
  • Editor and co-author, ABI Preference Handbook
  • Co-author, ABI Preference Defense Handbook
  • Co-author, “A Fully-Informed Decision:  Reaffirmation, Disclosure and the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005,” The American Bankruptcy Law Journal

Office Location

78 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Chapter 12, Collections, Commercial, Creditors' Rights, Energy, Financial Services, Foreclosures, Litigation, Loan Documentation, Out-of-Court Workouts, Workouts and Restructurings)