David S. ForshMember
David is a seasoned corporate restructuring attorney who advises clients on business reorganizations, capital structure workouts and investment strategies in special situations across a wide range of industries and on related litigation matters. As a former engineer and with an MBA and fourteen years of experience in the restructuring industry, David focuses on delivering practical and actionable advice to clients to advance their business goals.
Davidâ€™s experience includes representing private equity and strategic buyers on acquisitions through bankruptcy, Article 9 and other processes; secured lenders in managing borrower restructuring efforts and protecting collateral; indenture trustees and unsecured creditors in protecting their rights in borrower or counterparty insolvency situations and in defending against avoidance actions; companies in their out-of-court and in-court restructuring or winddown efforts; and directors and officers on restructuring issues including fiduciary duties. Several of his transactions have been recognized for excellence with various industry awards, including Top Mid-Market Turnaround ($250-500M), Turnaround Atlas Award 2018; Financials Deal of the Year, M&A Advisor Turnaround Award 2017; Out of Court Restructuring of the Year (Middle Markets),Turnaround Atlas Award 2016; Professional Services Deal of the Year, M&A Advisor Turnaround Award 2015; Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year (Over $100MM), M&A Advisor Award 2015; and Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $100MM to $1 Billion), M&A Advisor Award 2015.
David is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and of Texas, and has appeared before federal courts across the country. David writes frequently on restructuring matters and has recently published articles in notable industry publications, including Law360 and Prattâ€™s Journal of Bankruptcy Law. He is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association New York City chapter, where he serves on the Academic Relations Committee. He received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, where he was a staff editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. David has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2014-18).