David A. Wood is an associate attorney at Marshack Hays LLP. His practice areas include bankruptcy litigation, business and civil litigation, lender liability, and creditors’ rights.

Mr. Wood earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Biola University in 2003, where he graduated magna cum laude. Thereafter, Mr. Wood was a senior associate at Alfred Gobar Associates, a firm specializing in developing econometric modeling systems to evaluate land development opportunities, and the existence of economic blight. He earned his law degree from Chapman University School of Law in 2010, where he graduated in the top 6% of his class. Prior to joining Marshack Hays, Mr. Wood served a two-and-a-half year term as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Erithe A. Smith of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Santa Ana Division. Mr. Wood also externed for Honorable Theodor C. Albert of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Santa Ana Division.

While in law school, Mr. Wood was a symposium editor for the Chapman Law Review and the recipient of the CALI Excellence Award for Immigration Law and Select Topics in American Law.

David is currently serving as Vice President of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum Executive Board.

Published Cases:

Field Time Sports: The Firm was retained by a Chapter 7 Trustee to assist in the liquidation of a firearms and archery dealer. The Firm assisted the Trustee in successfully liquidating the debtor’s firearms inventory in compliance with both federal and state firearms regulations. Additionally, the Firm was able to negotiate a subordination of the insider’s unsecured claims to allow non-insider creditors to be paid in full, while minimizing administrative costs.

Prime Partners/Donald Lee: The Firm was retained by a Chapter 11 Trustee to investigate a medical corporations ongoing business operations to determine if there was a legitimate prospect of reorganization. As the principal of the debtor was the subject of various criminal and administrative investigations, the Firm assisted the Trustee in negotiating, drafting, and obtaining bankruptcy court approval of an asset purchase agreement whereby the case was converted to a Chapter 7, and Estate received consideration in excess of $1 million in consideration. The Firm also performed a forensic accounting of debtor’s books and records which discovered a multitude of undisclosed affiliated corporations controlled by the debtor’s principal. The Firm was able to assist the Trustee in providing a significant distribution to unsecured creditors.