David W. Houston, IV (Nashville, Tennessee)
David W. Houston, IV (Nashville, Tennessee)

David W. Houston, IV

Practice Area: Bankruptcy Litigation, Commercial / Corporate Litigation, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy 1 more area of practice 1 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

David W. Houston, IV

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Nashville, TN view address

Partner at firm Burr & Forman LLP

Serving Nashville, TN view address

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Awards AV Preeminent

About David W. Houston, IV

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.

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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 (2010-2017)
Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Bankruptcy Litigation (2014-2016)
Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business/Corporate Law (2013)
Mid-South Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy: Business (2016)

Community Involvement

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

Publications

ABI Journal: A Plug for Priority Claims in Oil and Gas Cases
Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser Newsletter: “In RE ICL Holding Co.: Roadmap For Avoiding The Absolute Priority Rule”

Events

August 9, 2016

Developing Health Care Ventures: Investor Entrepreneur Collaborations 08.09.2016

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Areas of Law

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial / Corporate Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Workouts & Restructurings

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  • 4.5/5.0 16 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.4/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 11/15/11 in Bankruptcy

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 11/15/11 in Bankruptcy

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/07/11 in Bankruptcy

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 10/31/11 in Bankruptcy

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 10/31/11 in Civil Litigation

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/31/11 in Bankruptcy

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    • Judgment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 10/31/11 in Bankruptcy

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 10/31/11 in Bankruptcy

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      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/31/11 in Bankruptcy

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/30/11 in Bankruptcy

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    • Communication

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      Credentials

      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