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David H. Conaway

Partner, Bankruptcy Practice Administrator
First Citizens Bank Plaza
128 South Tryon Street
Suite 1800
Charlotte, NC 28202-5013
Direct704.945.2149
Fax704.332.1197
dconaway@slk-law.com

Assistant

Cheryl Elgin
Direct704.945.2182
celgin@slk-law.com

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

  • Allens, Inc. (Arkansas)
  • American Apparel Company (South Carolina)
  • Blue Water Automotive, Inc. (Detroit)
  • Burlington Industries, Inc. (Delaware)
  • Collins & Aikman Inc. (Michigan)
  • Constar International Holdings, LLC (Delaware)
  • 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)
  • Integrity Packaging, Inc. (Texas)
  • 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)

Honors

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Eurofenix, INSOL Europe, Editorial Board
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015, 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
  • INSOL Europe
  • International Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association

News Releases

09.23.2014David H. Conaway to Present to Lyon Furniture Credit Group
09.18.2014David H. Conaway to be a Panelist for Turnaround Management Association Carolinas Chapter
09.04.2014David H. Conaway to Present to the Association of International Credit and Trade Finance
08.21.201482 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
05.19.2014David Conaway to Present to The Credit Research Foundation’s Credit and Accounts Receivable Open Forum and Expo
11.19.2013David H. Conaway to Present to National Steel Mill Credit Group
11.19.2013David H. Conaway to Present to the Commercial Finance Association
11.18.2013David Conaway to be a Panelist for 2-day Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals Webcast
09.19.2013David Conaway to Moderate and Speak on International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals Webcast
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
01.31.2013David H. Conaway Presented ICTF Webcast on "The Use of Corporate Guarantees in U.S. and Canada"
12.21.2012Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Named Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite”
11.28.2012Shumaker Attorneys Hosted Bankruptcy Seminar
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
04.19.2012David H. Conaway Panelist on "Creditor Participation Rights in Insolvency Proceedings" for University College London Conference
03.23.2012David H. Conaway Presented "Cross-Border Insolvency, Chapter 15, and Comparative Analysis of Foreign Countries Insolvency Laws" before the National Paper Packaging Credit Group
01.26.2012Five Shumaker Partners Recognized as 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers
09.07.201170 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® 2012
07.20.2011David H. Conaway to Present ICTF Webcast on "Chapter 15 - Cross Border Insolvency Issues"
01.21.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Four Partners Recognized as 2011 North Carolina Super Lawyers
10.14.2010David Conaway to Speak Before National Association of Credit Management - Credit & Financial Development Division
10.08.2010David H. Conaway to Speak Before Juvenile Products Credit Group
09.09.2010David H. Conaway to Speak Before National Paper Packaging Credit Group
08.25.2010David Conaway to Speak at NACM Fall Credit Seminar
07.01.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
06.02.2010David Conaway Presents at 2010 Euroadvocaten Meeting
05.05.2010David Conaway to Speak Before the Furniture Manufactures Credit Association
01.27.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Four Partners Recognized as 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers

Publications

October 2014"Reducing a Customer's Accounts Receivable in the Zone of Insolvency;" Credit Research Foundation
Autumn 2014"Reducing a Customer’s Accounts Receivable in the Zone of Insolvency;" Eurofenix, Autumn 2014
05.01/2014"Working on the Chain Gang - Supply Chain Finance as the 'New Normal'"
04.30.2014"Business Bankruptcy: Executive Summary - Need to Know Bankruptcy Concepts"
April 2014"Working on the Chain Gang:  Supply Chain Finance as the New Normal;" Business Credit, a publication of National Association of Credit Management
February 2014"Winners and Losers: They Call Alabama the Crimson Tide, Call Me Deacon Blues"
Winter 2013/2014"Working on the chain gang:  Supply chain finance as the new norm;" Eurofenix, Winter 2013/14
October 2013"Snowden . . . Snail Mail . . . Surveillance;" The Credit and Financial Management Review, Volume 19, Number 4, Fourth Quarter 2013
10.08.2013"Snowden. . .Snail Mail. . .Surveillance"; Eurofenix, Autumn 2013
Summer 2013"A Value Play:  Chapter 11 Mergers and Acquisitions"; Eurofenix, Summer 2013
June 2013"A Value Play:  Chapter 11 Mergers and Acquisitions"; Business Credit, a publication of National Association of Credit Management
May 2013"The $382,901 Check Really is in the Mail"
04.19.2013"A Value Play:  Chapter 11 Mergers and Acquisitions”; Charlotte Business Journal 
03.31.2013"Can't You Hear Me Knocking? The Dreaded Preference Demand"; The Credit and Financial Management Review, Volume 19, Number 1, First Quarter 2013
Spring 2013"Comparative Study Assists Reform of Chapter 11"; Eurofenix, Spring 2013
01.18.2013"Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be:  Sources of Working Capital in U.S. and Canadian Insolvencies"; Charlotte Business Journal; The Credit and Financial Management Review
12.01.2012"Neither a borrower nor a lender be"; Eurofenix, Winter 2012/13
12.01.2012"USA:  The Mexican Hat Dance:  the Story of Vitro"; Eurofenix, Winter 2012
11.07.2012"Can't You Hear Me Knocking? The Dreaded Preference Demand"; ictfworld.org e-newsletter, The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals
11.01.2012"Can't You Hear Me Knocking? The Dreaded Preference Demand"; insights Newsletter, Fall 2012
10.16.2012"Can't you hear me knocking?  The dreaded preference demand."  Eurofenix, Autumn 2012
07.20.2012"New York Bankruptcy Court Flexes Global Muscle"; Eurofenix, Summer 2012
06.18.2012"Tousa Update"; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Legal Update
06.08.2012"Supply Contract Trumps Preference"; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Legal Update
03.01.2012"American Airlines:  Who's Flying the Plane?"; Eurofenix, Spring 2012; American Bankruptcy Institute, International Committee, ABI Committee News, Volume 9, Number 2; and insights Newsletter, Fall 2012
02.21.2012"It's Alive! Deepening Insolvency Helps Creditors Recover"; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Newsletter
02.10.2012"Chapter 15:  International Bankruptcy:  Foreign Debtors Get Green Light to Sue U.S. Companies"; Charlotte Business Journal
12.01.2011"Chapter 15: International Bankruptcy: Foreign Debtors Get Green Light to Sue U.S. Companies"; Eurofenix, Winter 2011/12
11.01.2011"Foreign Debtors Get Green Light to Sue U.S. Companies"; American Bankruptcy Institute, International Committee, ABI Committee News, Volume 8, Number 5
10.01.2011"Setoff: A 100% Solution"; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Legal Update
10.01.2011"Mexican Companies Cross Border for Protection"; ictfworld.org e-newsletter, The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals
06.01.2011"Where is a Company's Centre of Main Interest?"; ictfworld.org, e-newsletter, The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals
05.31.2011"Shareholder LBO: Safe Harbor for Cash Out?"; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Legal Update
03.01.2011"Chapter 11: A primer on Preference Claims"; Eurofenix, Spring 2011
12.01.2010"US Sale of the Century: Five Days in September"; Eurofenix, Winter 2010/11
09.01.2010"Elizabethan England to the 2010 Global Recession"; Eurofenix, Autumn 2010
06.01.2010"Payment is not always certain for post-petition sales to a Bankruptcy Debtor"; Eurofenix, Summer 2010
03.01.2010"COMI in the US"; Eurofenix, Spring 2010
12.01.2009"Real Estate Bust Hits Lenders"; Eurofenix, Winter 2009/10
09.23.2009"GM and Chrysler: The Chapter 11 Solution"; American Bankruptcy Institute, ABI Committee News, September 2009
09.01.2009"GM and Chrysler: The Chapter 11 Solution"; Eurofenix, Autumn 2009
06.01.2009"Bankruptcy in the U.S.: The Need to Know Bankruptcy Concepts Part 2"; Eurofenix, Summer 2009
03.01.2009"Distressed Customer Checklist"; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Legal Update
12.01.2008"Bankruptcy in the U.S.: The Need to Know Bankruptcy Concepts Part 1"; Eurofenix, Winter 2008/09
11.01.2008"Business Bankruptcy - Executive Summary"; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Legal Update
08.01.2008"Command Performance - A Self-Help Remedy Under Uniform Commercial Code §2-609"; American Bankruptcy Institute, ABI Committee News, Volume 6, Number 2
02.01.2008"Beyond New Value and Ordinary Course: An Outside-the-Box Preference Defense"; American Bankruptcy Institute, ABI Committee News, Volume 6, Number 1
12.01.2007"Beyond New Value and Ordinary Course: An Outside the Box Preference Defense"; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Legal Update
11.01.2007"Legal Update: Finding the Assets in the Corporate Shell Game: Substantive Consolidation"; American Bankruptcy Institute, ABI Committee News, Volume 5, Number 4
12.01.2006"Legal Update: Important Preference Decision"; American Bankruptcy Institute, ABI Committee News, Volume 4, Number 4
09.01.2006"Hot Off the Press - Preference and KERP Developments under BAPCPA?"; American Bankruptcy Institute, ABI Committee News, Volume 4, Number 3
05.01.2006"It's Alive! Critical Vendor Payments Survive Attacks"; American Bankruptcy Institute, ABI Committee News, Volume 4, Number 2
10.21.2005"Bankruptcy Law Cuts Payouts to Execs"; Charlotte Business Journal, Business of Law & Accounting Issue
05.13.2005"Failing Firm Holds Danger For Directors"; Charlotte Business Journal, Business of Law Issue
05.14.2004"Critical-Vendor Status Key In Bankruptcy"; Charlotte Business Journal, Business of Law Issue

Newsletters

Events and Presentations

10.28.2014Turnaround Management Association, Carolinas Chapter, Charlotte, North Carolina
10.9.2014Lyon Furniture Credit Group, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
09.16.2014Association of International Credit and Trade Finance
08.19.2014The Credit Research Foundation’s Credit and Accounts Receivable Open Forum and Expo, Denver, Colorado
05.09.2014National Firearms & Ammunition Manufacturers Credit Group, Baltimore, Maryland
04.08.2014The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals, Chicago, Illinois
03.18.2014National Agricultural Manufacturers Credit Association, Las Vegas, Nevada
03.13.2014National Paper Packaging Credit Group, Scottsdale, Arizona
12.4-5.2013The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF), webcast
12.03.2013Commercial Finance Association (CFA), Charlotte North Carolina
11.21.2013National Steel Mill Credit Group, Houston, Texas
10.01.2013The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF), webcast
05.28.2013J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, Lenoir, North Carolina.
05.02.2013International Textile Credit Group, Savannah, Georgia
02.20.2013Southern Yarn Credit Group, Concord, North Carolina
01.30.2013The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF)
10.29.2012Bankruptcy Seminar, Charlotte, North Carolina
10.16.2012The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance’s ( ICTF’s) Annual Credit Symposium, Brussels, Belgium
10.10.2012Association of Corporate Counsel, Charlotte, North Carolina
08.02.2012Lyon Furniture Credit Group, Asheville, North Carolina
05.17.2012International Textile Credit Clearing House Group, Savannah, Georgia
04.19.2012University College London, 6th Insolvency Research Conference, UCL Faculty of Laws, London
03.08.2012National Paper Packaging Credit Group, San Antonio, Texas
11.17.2011National Steel Mill Credit Group, Atlanta, Georgia
09.22.2011INSOL Europe Annual Congress, Venice, Italy
08.25.2011National Association of Credit Management, 2011 International Business Day, Portland, Oregon
08.10.2011The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF)
04.17.2011The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals' Global Credit Professionals Symposium, Chicago, Illinois
02.24.2011National Funding Association, Atlanta, Georgia
12.13.2010National Metal Producers Credit Group, Sarasota, Florida
11.30.2010National Funding Association, Charlotte, North Carolina
11.16.2010International Textile Credit Clearing House, Charlotte, North Carolina
10.20.2010National Association of Credit Management, NACM Fall Credit Seminar, Charlotte, North Carolina
10.09.2010Juvenile Products Credit Group, Las Vegas, Nevada
09.09.2010National Paper Packaging Credit Group
05.06.2010Furniture Manufacturers Credit Association, Concord, North Carolina
08.02.2009American Bar Association, 2009 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
05.04.2009Juvenile Products Credit Group, Louisville, Kentucky
03.24.2009National Association of Credit Management Midwest, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
02.19.2009National Steel Mill Credit Group, Phoenix, Arizona
02.12.2009Mecklenburg County Bar Association Seminar, Charlotte, North Carolina
11.18.2008International Textile Credit Clearing House Group, Charlotte, North Carolina
09.18.2008National Association of Credit Management, 2008 NACM Central Region Credit Conference
11.09.2006The Federation of Credit and Financial Professionals, Baltimore, Maryland
08.26.2005National Dye & Pigment Group, Charlotte, North Carolina
03.14.2005The International Credit Executives Southeast/The Southeastern Association of Credit Management, Charlotte, North Carolina
05.16.2004Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association/Broadcast Cable Credit Association 2004 Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

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Education

  • J.D., University of Alabama
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina

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