David H. Conaway: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

David H. Conaway

Partner, Bankruptcy Practice Administrator
Charlotte,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Financial Institutions
  • International Transactions
University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.
Law SchoolUniversity of Alabama, J.D.
Admitted1983, North Carolina
BornAugusta, Georgia, May 26, 1958

David H. Conaway's principal areas of practice are bankruptcy (primarily Chapter 11 proceedings), non-bankruptcy insolvencies or restructurings, workouts, commercial transactions, and international transactions, disputes and insolvencies.

David has over 25 years of lead counsel experience representing both secured and unsecured creditors, including lenders, unsecured creditors (including trade creditors, bondholders or other unsecured creditor interests), and unsecured creditors' committees. David also has significant experience in representing parties in the purchase and sale of assets in bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings. His experience includes handling virtually every facet of bankruptcy and insolvency matters including issues relating to relief from stay, reclamations, setoff, critical vendor, avoidance actions, executory contracts, forensic investigations, DIP financing, creditors' committees, and plan confirmation.

Representative Matters

· American Apparel Company (South Carolina)

· Blue Water Automotive, Inc. (Detroit)

· Burlington Industries, Inc. (Delaware)

· Collins & Aikman Inc. (Michigan)

· Dana Automotive, Inc. (New York)

· Eastman Kodak Company (New York)

· Federated Department Stores, Inc. (Ohio)

· Fruit of the Loom, Inc. (Delaware)

· Harriet & Henderson Yarns, Inc. (North Carolina)

· Heckler Manufacturing and Investment Group, Inc. (New York)

· Hines Nursery, Inc. (Delaware)

· J.A. Jones Construction (Charlotte)

· Joan Fabrics Corporation (Delaware)

· K-mart Corporation (Chicago)

· Laurel Hill Paper Company, Inc. (North Carolina)

· Levitz Furniture Incorporated (Delaware)

· Logo Athletics, Inc. (Delaware)

· The Lovable Company, Inc. (Atlanta)

· MF Global Inc. (New York)

· Montgomery Ward (Delaware)

· Pillowtex, Inc. (Delaware)

· Polaroid Corporation (Delaware)

· PTL Heritage USA (South Carolina)

· Quaker Lace Company, Inc. (Philadelphia)

· Quebecor, Inc. (New York)

· SemCrude, L.P. (Delaware)

· Sheffield Industries, Inc. (Florida)

· Silk Greenhouses, Inc. (Florida)

· Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Delaware)

· Spartan International (South Carolina)

· Stedor Corporation (Gold's Gym Apparel) (South Carolina)

· United Industries Corporation/Spectrum Brands, Inc. (Texas)

· Visteon Corporation (Delaware)

· Wellman, Inc. (New York)


· AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

· Eurofenix, INSOL Europe, Editorial Board

· Best Lawyers in America, 2014, 2013, 2012

· North Carolina Legal Elite

· North Carolina Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006

· Alabama Law Review, Member and Senior Editor

Professional and Community Affiliations

· American Bankruptcy Institute

· American Bar Association

· ASIL (American Society of International Law)


· INSOL Europe

· International Bar Association

· Inter-Pacific Bar Association

· Turnaround Management Association


Banking and Financial Institutions



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Working on the Chain Gang - Supply Chain Finance as the 'New Normal
David H. Conaway, May 27, 2014
Adjusting to the “new reality,” many companies have focused on all aspects of their balance sheets to improve performance for stakeholders. Companies have realized that material extensions of credit terms regarding its accounts payable result in dramatic improvement to cash flow and...

Need to Know Bankruptcy Concepts
David H. Conaway, May 19, 2014
The following is an executive summary of the “need to know” bankruptcy concepts as they impact creditors in business insolvencies.

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David H. Conaway

128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1800
CharlotteNC 28202-5013


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