David W. Houston, IV

David W. Houston, IV (Nashville, Tennessee)

David W. Houston, IV

Attorney in Nashville, TN
David is a business bankruptcy lawyer who represents secured creditors and other lenders in commercial bankruptcy proceedings, out of court restructuring, and state and federal court receiverships. David has also represented corporate debtors, creditors committees, trustees and numerous other constituencies in all aspects of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

David practices with the firm's Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy group. His experience focuses on commercial bankruptcy matters, including the representation of secured and unsecured creditors, committees, defendants in preference actions, corporate debtors and parties involved in out of court restructurings and state and federal receiverships.

David is admitted to practice in Tennessee (2000), Mississippi (2001), the U.S. District court, Middle (2001), Eastern (2004), Western (2007) Districts of Tennessee and the U.S. District court, Northern (2009) and Southern (2009) Districts of Mississippi as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2002). Mr. Houston is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association (past chair of the Bankruptcy Section Executive Council), the Nashville Bar Association (past chair, Bankruptcy Court Committee; past chair, Local Rules Sub-committee), the Mississippi Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute (Director, 2003-2008), American Bankruptcy Institute (past Co-Chair, Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee; past Co-Chair, Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop) and a current board member of the Turnaround Management Association Tennessee Chapter. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights area since 2010.

David earned his J.D., 2000, from the University of Mississippi School of Law, and his B.P.A in Criminal Justice Administration, 1997, also from the University of Mississippi.

Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy (2010-2016)
Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Bankruptcy Litigation (2014-2015)
Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business/Corporate Law (2013)

Community Involvement

Baseball coach for Wookie League teams in the West Nashville Sports League
Member of St. Matthews Catholic Church

PUBLICATIONS

Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser Newsletter: “In RE ICL Holding Co.: Roadmap For Avoiding The Absolute Priority Rule”

PERSONAL QA

What is your favorite thing about the law?
The practice of law always presents something new and challenging.

What was your first job?
Street Department for the City of Aberdeen, MS.

What are your hobbies?
Golf, running, water skiing, guitar

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Work hard but have fun.

How do you spend your weekend?
Spending time with my wife, Kara, and our two sons, David V and James Rhett, while trying to squeeze in the occasional round of golf.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

•David Houston Spoke at the American Bankruptcy Institute New Orleans Consumer Bankruptcy Conference

(615) 724-3215
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.5 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Workouts & Restructurings
  • Bankruptcy-Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Peer Reviews (16)

Peer Reviews (16)
AV Rated
4.5/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Creditors Rights, Commercial Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Chapter 11
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4.6/5
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4.6/5
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4.4/5
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4.4/5
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4.4/5
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5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 11/15/11
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5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
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5/5
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5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 11/15/11
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5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
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5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/07/11
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5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
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5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
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5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/31/11
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5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
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5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
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5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/31/11
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5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
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5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/31/11
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5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
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5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/31/11
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5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
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4/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/31/11
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5/5
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5/5
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5/5
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5/5
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5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/31/11
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5/5
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5/5
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5/5
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5/5
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5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/30/11
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4.8/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 10/31/11
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5/5
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5/5
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5/5
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5/5
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4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 11/07/11
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5/5
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5/5
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4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
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4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/31/11
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4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
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4/5
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4/5
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4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/30/11
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4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
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4/5
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3/5
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3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/30/11
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4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
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3/5
2.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/30/11
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2/5
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2/5
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2/5
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2/5
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3/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in Tennessee
Mississippi
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US District Court - Middle District of Tennessee
Tennessee
US District Court - Northern District of Mississippi
US District Court - Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
Mississippi
US District Court - Eastern District of Tennessee
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
University of Mississippi School of Law
Class of 2000
J.D.
University Attended
University of Mississippi
Class of 1997
B.P.A.
Criminal Justice Administration
Birth Information
Born in 1975
1975
Associations & Memberships

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
Articles Blogs Q&A

Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Burr & Forman LLP
511 Union Street, Suite 2300,
Nashville, TN 37219
U.S.A.
Phone
(615) 724-3215
Fax
615-724-3315
Office Information
Office Information
David W. Houston, IV
Partner
Burr & Forman LLP
511 Union Street, Suite 2300,
Nashville, TN 37219

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