David J. Reier

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David is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department and Chairs the firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Business Reorganization practice group. David represents various constituencies in business reorganizations and liquidation proceedings, including secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees and other third parties. He also handles commercial litigation matters and state court receiverships, particularly where such matters arise from a debtor-creditor relationship. David frequently consults with businesses concerning corporate and debt restructuring, rearrangement of business affairs in response to financial distress, and ongoing corporate matters following restructuring.

  • University of California at Berkeley, BA, 1975
  • University of California at Berkeley, MA, 1977
  • University of California at Berkeley, PhD, 1981
  • Harvard Law School, JD, 1985
  • Massachusetts state and federal court, including bankruptcy court.
  • Federal Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Federal claims court
  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Chapter 11 counsel in successful liquidation of largest supplier of granite curbing material in the United States.
  • Co-counsel to Creditors’ Committee in multi-billion dollar education loan chapter 11 reorganization.
  • Successful bankruptcy litigation defense of $3.5 million claim secured by commercial paper.
  • Chapter 11 counsel in successful liquidating plan of reorganization of seven related debtors owning four nursing homes valued at $50M.
  • Counsel in chapter 11 reorganization of New England’s largest landlord, and other major real estate reorganizations, including out-of-bankruptcy restructurings.
  • Chapter 11 counsel for local bus transportation company.
  • Counsel to state court receiver in multi-million dollar real estate fraud case.
  • Corporate and restructuring counsel to local manufacturer and laundry services facility.
  • Numerous secured creditor and landlord representations, secured party sales, and loan workouts on behalf of both borrowers and lenders.
News & Press Recognitions
  • David was named Massachusetts Super Lawyer every year from 2009 – 2018