North Carolina State Bar
Mecklenburg County Bar – Fee Dispute Resolution Committee 2015-2016
Mecklenburg County Bar – Grievance Committee 2016- Present
David advises and represents financial institutions on a range of litigation matters including mortgage loan modifications and foreclosures. His litigation experience includes representing businesses and individuals in a wide variety of financial and commercial matters including bankruptcy and related adversary proceedings, debt collection and guaranty actions, business reorganizations and commercial and consumer loan workouts.
Before becoming an attorney, David worked for six years as a public high school history and social studies teacher. He remains a staunch supporter of the principles of academic freedom and equal educational opportunity for all.
Represented reverse mortgage lender in suit against closing attorney for trust account funds that attorney had negligently failed to disperse upon closing to satisfy outstanding federal tax liens. Negotiated reduced lien amount with IRS, attorney ultimately agreed to disburse funds, and surplus funds were returned to reverse mortgage borrower.
Successfully petitioned bankruptcy court for an order disallowing debtor’s discharge and claimed exemptions in order to allow client/insurer to pursue debtor for money judgment for funds fraudulently obtained from insured.
Represented private portfolio buyer in the resolution of troubled residential mortgage and settlement of related bankruptcy adversary proceeding against the seller entity.
Assisted in representing defendant in a federal civil-RICO action pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1964 et seq. arising from the bankruptcy of environmental services company.