Doug is the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group leader, focusing his practice on financial and restructuring mainly in the areas of bankruptcy and out-of-court workouts. Doug frequently represents corporate debtors, secured creditors, creditor’s committees, ad hoc committees, landlords, unsecured creditors, distressed investors and trustees in multimillion-dollar bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts. He also represents purchasers of businesses and business assets from financially distressed companies.
Doug has acted as the Trustee in the liquidation of a securities broker-dealer under the Securities Investor Protection Act. In addition to his financial restructuring practice, he acts as outside general counsel to several closely held corporations with regard to general business, commercial and real estate issues. Doug is listed in the bankruptcy section of the 2007 through 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, including Cincinnati Lawyer of the Year-Bankruptcy (Litigation) for 2019; recognized by Chambers USA Bankruptcy and Restructuring 2009-2020; Law and Politics Magazine Ohio Rising Stars® in 2005 and Ohio Super Lawyers® in 2007 through 2020.
Doug currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute as Vice President of Education.
Hopedale Mining LLC
Petro Acquisitions, Inc. (d/b/a AmeriStop Food Mart)
SAI Holdings, Inc.
Horizon Natural Resources, Inc.
HealthEssentials Solutions, Inc.
Ochs Industries, Inc.
Federated Department Stores, Inc.
R.H. Macy & Co., Inc.
Cincinnati Microwave, Inc.
Endicott Johnson Corp.
Cincinnati Cordage & Paper Co., Inc.
Stein Mart, Inc.
RGN-Group Holdings, LLC
Gordmans Stores, Inc.
EaglePicher Holdings, Inc.
Schwab Industries, Inc.
Motor Inn, Inc.
BT Dissolution, Inc., f/k/a Tube Products Corp.
Ciao Cucina Corp. Gantos Stores, Inc.
Freedom Industries, Inc.
Claddagh Development Corporation
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1991
Law Review, Managing Editor, 1990-1991
Miami University, B.S., 1987
Hon. James D. Gregg, United States Bankruptcy Court – Western District of Michigan – 1991-1993
Chambers USA, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, 2009-2021
The Best Lawyers in America©, 2007-2021
The Best Lawyers in America© Cincinnati Bankruptcy (Litigation) Lawyer of the Year, 2019
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007-2020 and Rising Stars, 2005
AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
American Bankruptcy Institute Executive Committee Member, 2015–present, Board of Directors, Education Committee, 2012–present; Vice President-Education, 2019-current
American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Workshop, Program Chair, 2009–2012; National Endowment Liaison, 2006–2012; Program Committee, 2006–2009; Sponsorship Committee, 2006–2008; Advisory Board, 2004–2014
American Bankruptcy Institute – 40 Under 40 Steering Committee, 2017 & 2018
American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow
Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
TriState Association for Corporate Renewal, Member
Mercy Franciscan Social Ministries Board of Trustees, Member, 2008-2014; Chairperson, Circle of Giving Committee, 2009
Delhi Township Zoning Board of Appeals, Member, 1998-2000
Doug is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and related topics for, among others, the American Bankruptcy Institute, Tri-State Association for Corporate Renewal, the Turnaround Management Association, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar.
Among his presentations and publications:
Recent Developments and Trends in Chapter 11 Coal Bankruptcy Cases, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Annual Institute and Fall Symposium, 2020
Chapter 11 in a COVID Era – End of Case Issues, Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan, Annual Bankruptcy Conference, 2020
Moderator, Judicial Round and Round Program, American Bankruptcy Institute, Annual Spring Meeting, 2019
Ethics Roundtable, American Bankruptcy Institute Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, 2018
Moderator, Judicial Round and Round Program, American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference, 2017
December 9, 2020
November 18, 2020