Cole Schotz P.C.


				G. David

G. David Dean
Delaware Office
500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1410, Wilmington, DE 19801
T: 302-651-2012 / F: 302-574-2103
Legal Practice Assistant: Rachel Deely
T: 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, 2002University of Maryland, B.A., 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

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Ruby Tuesday's Ch. 11 Plan OK'd After $6M Deal

As published in: Law360 February 11, 2021

Banks Slam Eagle Hospitality Cost, Schedule In Del. Ch. 11

As published in: Law360 February 8, 2021

Judge Warns Of Doubts Over Zohar Claims In Tilton Tax Fight

As published in: Law360 January 27, 2021

LASIK Vision Institute Owner Can Tap $5.7M In Ch. 11 Funds

As published in: Law360 June 2, 2020

$50M Bid For Destination Maternity Tweaked After Objection

As published in: Law360 December 3, 2019

Destination Maternity's Ch. 11 Financing OK'd In Del.

As published in: Law360 November 22, 2019

Destination Maternity Creditors Balk At Lender Protections

As published in: Law360 November 8, 2019

Gibson Dunn, Cole Schotz Steer $155M NYC Tri-Borough Loan

As published in: Law360 November 7, 2019

Bayou Steel Creditors Say Sale Timeline Pushed Back

As published in: Law360 October 31, 2019

Luxury Movie Theater Chain Approved For $51M Ch. 11 Sale

As published in: Law360 October 28, 2019

Theater Chain's Ch. 11 Loan Needs Changes, Del. Judge Rules

As published in: Law360 September 17, 2019

Lien Dispute Delays Theater Chain's Ch. 11 Loan Approval

As published in: Law360 September 11, 2019

Truss Manufacturer Valued At $143M, Del. Court Finds

As published in: Law360 March 1, 2019



Marijuana's Journey from Greenhouse to Courthouse

American Bankruptcy Institute May 2019

G. David Dean
Courts Reverse Trend on Interpretation of § 303(b)(1)

American Bankruptcy Institute October 2014

G. David Dean
Structured Chapter 11 Dismissals: A Viable and Growing Alternative After Asset Sales

American Bankruptcy Institute This article was selected for inclusion in ABI's newest book, Best of ABI 2011: The Year in Business Bankruptcy. June 2010

G. David Dean and Norman L. Pernick
The Importance of In Re Condor

Law 360 May 14, 2010

G. David Dean
Bankruptcy Deadline Checklist, 4th Edition: An Easy-to-Use Reference Guide for Case Management and Administration

American Bar Association 2009

G. David Dean and Norman L. Pernick

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