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David Bowsher, partner in the firm's Birmingham and Houston offices and member of the firm’s Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy and M&A Practices, has co-authored several chapters in the 2022 editions of Strategic Alternatives For and Against Distressed Businesses by publisher Thomson West and Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation by publisher Clark Boardman Callaghan. A skilled adviser on oil and gas acquisitions and financing, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy matters, David co-authored three chapters in Strategic Alternatives and one chapter in Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation on distressed companies and bankruptcy-related issues.
Strategic Alternatives is a thorough overview of corporate restructuring and insolvency. David served as the principal author for "Chapter 18: Perspectives: Buyers," which provides guidance for potential purchasers of a distressed business. He also co-authored state-specific chapters on receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors, "Chapter 20: Alabama Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors" and "Chapter 38: Alabama Receiverships."
Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation contains contributions from some of the nation's top bankruptcy litigators and covers topics from general bankruptcy practice and procedure to appeals. David co-authored "Chapter 18: Credit Bidding in Plan Sales," which details a particular aspect of how creditors are treated in certain bankruptcy acquisitions.
A senior U.S. Department of Commerce official during President George W. Bush's Administration, David is now a member of the firm's Oil & Gas, Mergers & Acquisitions and Creditors Rights & Bankruptcy practices. David has worked with oil and gas companies with operations in Texas and elsewhere; represented both buyers and sellers in middle-market deals; and developed particular experience in §363 asset sales in bankruptcy cases. Additionally, David's extensive corporate and transactional experience includes securities offerings, financing transactions and capital raising efforts.
David serves in a number of professional affiliations, including Vice President of the Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors and President of the Republican National Lawyers Association. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers and the Birmingham Business Journal.