David Whittaker is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy group. He has spent more than 30 years representing insolvent and struggling businesses in restructuring or liquidation. David has advised emerging and successful businesses on growth and planning; handled asset sales and acquisitions; litigated complicated bankruptcy matters; served as a mediator in complex and multi-party cases; and served as a Chapter 7 Trustee in approximately 20,000 cases.
David has represented many commercial debtors in successful Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations. He also has represented creditors in Chapter 11 cases and workouts. He has served as a Chapter 11 Trustee and as an Examiner in a Chapter 11 case involving a sophisticated Ponzi scheme.
David has represented commercial debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Additionally, he routinely represented creditors in cases filed under these chapters.
He has represented another Chapter 7 panel Trustee in the administration of a case involving the sale of a warehouse and commercial facility and the filing and resolution of more than 350 preference cases.
David has a strong interest in and talent for serving as a mediator in difficult cases. He has received training at the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and St. John’s University Law School Mediation program, a 40-hour course designed to provide mediators with the skills necessary to handle a broad range of mediations. He served as a panelist at the ABI Mid-Atlantic Conference in 2012, where he discussed the role of the mediator.
David’s experience in advising troubled businesses has allowed him to successfully help a variety of start up and established businesses in the handling of growth and planning issues.
David enjoys many genres of music, especially Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Roots. David has managed bands and represented musicians, songwriters, recording studios and record labels.