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David C. Neu

Partner
+1.206.370.8125
Fax +1.206.370.6289
David Neu is a partner in the firm's Seattle office, where he practices in the area of insolvency and creditor/debtor rights. In his practice, David represents debtors, trustees, committees and asset-purchasers in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and bankruptcy–related litigation as well as creditors in Chapter 11, 7, and 13 proceedings. He also frequently represents receivers and creditors in state-court receivership actions, and both lenders and borrowers in out-of-court workout negotiations and foreclosure proceedings.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, David was an investment wholesaler for SAFECO Investment Company and SAFECO Life Company. He was also a summer associate at the firm in 2001.

Achievements

  • Ranked in Chambers USA (Bankruptcy/Restructuring) 2012-2017
  • Selected to the Washington Super Lawyers List (2005-2007, 2009-2012)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Director, Turnaround Management Association, Northwest Chapter
  • Board of Directors, CENTS
  • Bankruptcy Bar Representative Board of Trustees, Federal Bar Association of Western Washington
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Former president, Bankruptcy Law Section, King County Bar Association
  • Representation of Mark Calvert, Chapter 11 Trustee of Northwest Territorial Mint LLC
  • Representation of Creditors Committee of Liquidation Outlet, Inc.
  • Representation of Creditors Committee in Trident Water Works
  • Representation of Mark Calvert, Chapter 11 Trustee of the Meridian Mortgage Investment Funds
  • Representation of the Post-Confirmation Creditors' Committee in the Chapter 11 proceeding of Lawrence Kates
  • Representation of Debtor in Coast Crane Company Chapter 11 liquidation
  • Representation of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc. in its  Chapter 11 reorganization and court approved sale of its business
  • Representation of Entranco, Inc. in its Chapter 11 reorganization and court approved sale of its business
  • Representation of H.E. Mills Electric Company in its Chapter 11 case
  • Representation of Lone Tree Point Seafood Company in its Chapter 11 case
  • Representation of Metawave Communications, Inc. in its Chapter 11 liquidation
  • Representation of the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in the Chapter 11 reorganization of Saigene Corporation
  • Representation of the Port of Bellingham in the Olympic Boats bankruptcy
  • Representation of primary secured lender in bankruptcy of Chelsea Investment, Inc.
  • Court appointed Examiner in In re Archer USA, Inc., United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington

Receivership

  • Representation of General Receiver of Base Capital, LLC, a real estate investment company
  • Representation of General Receiver of the Graoch Family of Companies, twenty-three related companies operating as a real estate investment enterprise
  • Representation of General Receiver of Long Beach Retirement Community d/b/a Golden Sands at Klipsan Beach
  • Representation of General Receiver of Cordon Selections, Inc., a wine distributorship
  • Representation of General Receiver of Outdoor & More, Inc., a chain of sporting good stores

Publications

  • Author of Receivership Chapter in Washington Real Property Deskbook series (4th ed. 2009 and 5th ed. 2015)
  • Author of Receivership Chapter in Washington Civil Procedures Deskbook (3rd ed. 2014)
  • Asset Sales in Bankruptcy Break-Up Fees and Topping Fees, SJ076 ALI-ABA 829, 832 (2004)