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David M. Poitras

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Tel: (310) 201-3571
Fax: (310) 712-8571

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067

Billie Terry
310.203.8080 Ext: 6472

David M. Poitras is a partner in the bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights practice group at JMBM, and a member of the Global Hospitality Group®. For over 21 years, Mr. Poitras has specialized in representing companies and individuals in all areas of bankruptcy (debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, asset acquirers, investors and trustees), receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors and out-of-court financial restructurings, throughout the United States. He represents lenders, developers and owners of hospitality properties in workouts and distressed situations.

In his financial restructuring practice, Mr. Poitras has represented numerous financial institutions, private equity lenders, investment banks, public and private corporations, municipalities, limited liability companies, partnerships, and individuals across a wide expanse of industries, including aerospace, airlines, audio and video, automotive, auto rental companies, apparel, building supply, construction, entertainment, food service, franchisors, furniture, healthcare, hospitality, import/export, jewelry, manufacturing, oil and gas, plastics, printing, post-production, professional service firms, real estate, retail, software, sub-prime mortgage lending, technology and textile.

Recent Representative Experience

Debtor/Company Side

  • QHL Holdings, Fund Ten, LLC and Golden State T.D. Investments, LLC
  • Solafide Incorporated
  • Lorber Industries of California
  • Network Services, LLC
  • Queen Mary
  • Axium Entertainment
  • Gold Mountain Enterprises
  • Los Angeles Checker Cab Cooperative
  • Richter Furniture Manufacturing
  • South Coast Oil Corporation

Lender/Creditor/Franchise Side

  • Creditel (Secured Lender’s counsel)
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation (Co-Counsel for Franchisor in Franchisee chapter 11 case(s)
  • American Honda (Creditor’s counsel)
  • Toyota Motor Corporation (Creditor’s counsel)
  • Honeywell International Inc. (Creditor’s counsel)
  • Little Caesar Enterprises (Franchisor’s counsel)
  • CNL Financial Services, LP (Creditors’ counsel)
  • Gadzooks (Counsel for Asset Acquirer Forever 21)

Trustee Side

  • Estate Financial Mortgage Fund, LLC (Counsel for Chapter 11 Trustee)
  • Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison (Special Counsel for Chapter 7 Trustee)


J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1988

B.S., Suffolk University Business Administration, 1985

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
State Bar of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California