Knowledgeable, pragmatic and responsive, David Hall focuses his practice in the areas of corporate finance, and business reorganization and restructuring. Having worked on numerous large and complex debt financing and restructuring transactions over the course of his career, David understands the challenges that businesses, financial institutions and their leaders encounter in virtually all matters of commercial lending, restructuring, workout and turnaround.
With an approach that is concentrated on achieving business goals and objectives, David has vast experience successfully guiding business leaders through difficult negotiations in complex transactions, in and out of court, while managing business and legal risk. As an attentive trusted advisor, David assists clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting credit facilities for borrowers and lenders, and developing and implementing strategies to improve business operations, monetize assets and restructure debt.
David’s financing experience includes commercial financing, real estate and construction financing, acquisition and mezzanine financing, and state and municipal finance, including tax-exempt bond issuances. His restructuring experience includes receiverships, out-of-court restructuring transactions, turnarounds, and complex workouts across a wide variety of sectors, having represented debtors, secured creditors, asset purchasers and other parties in interest in some of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the country and the City of Detroit’s historic Chapter 9 proceedings.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, David honed his strengths working for two of the largest international Am-100 law firms in the country, and serving as deputy general counsel to the Governor of Illinois in the Office of Management and Budget.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Economic Club of Grand Rapids
Member, Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
Member, TMA West Michigan Chapter
Member, Association for Corporate Growth Planning Committee
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
Member, National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) International Committee
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Adjunct faculty member, The John Marshall Law School
Volunteer, East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation
Volunteer, West Michigan Land Conservancy Land Protection Committee
Former Volunteer, Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition
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Grand Rapids Magazine Top Lawyers, 2022-2023