Attorney At Law
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David G. Dragich represents businesses in all aspects of complex corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy, insolvency and distressed asset acquisitions and dispositions. David has extensive experience representing Chapter 11 debtors, Chapter 11 and 7 trustees, receivers, creditors’ committees, secured creditors and unsecured creditors in reorganization cases, liquidations, workouts and other insolvency proceedings. David also represents clients in commercial litigation cases and general corporate matters, including day-to-day business activities, along with other transactions.

David’s experience has spanned a variety of industries. He has represented numerous Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including Noble International, Ltd., Intermet Corporation, Venture Industries and others. David has also represented federal and state court-appointed receivers over Tier 1 automotive suppliers, national retailers, large-scale manufacturing companies and other businesses. These receivership engagements include: Sakthi Automotive Group USA, Inc., Heritage Sportswear, Inc., Edwards Brothers Malloy, Inc., Paramount Precision Products, Inc., among others.

David has also served as special counsel for the Greektown Distribution Trust in the Greektown Casino bankruptcy case. He has represented creditors in large, complex bankruptcy proceedings, including: General Motors Corporation, Chrysler LLC, Energy Conversion Devices, Delphi Automotive, Visteon Corporation, and Tower Automotive. He has also served as special counsel for the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Energy Conversion Devices and Capital Bancorp bankruptcy cases.

David has conducted trials and evidentiary hearings in bankruptcy court and regularly represents clients in commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts. David is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and participated in oral argument before that Court in 2012.

David also advises businesses and business owners regarding the acquisition and disposition of various assets and interests. His experience with distressed and performing companies also enables him to advise clients on their day-to-day business and legal affairs.

Before forming The Dragich Law Firm, David co-founded the law firm Harrington Dragich PLLC in May of 2009. Prior to that, David was a senior counsel with Foley and Lardner LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice and the Automotive Industry Team. Prior to his time at Foley, he was an attorney in the Bankruptcy Practice at Dykema Gossett PLLC in Detroit. David is a regular presenter on bankruptcy and business issues. He has been a materials contributor at the American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Conference in Traverse City, Michigan. He has also authored and co-authored articles on numerous topics affecting bankruptcy and insolvency laws and business transactions.

David obtained his J.D., magna cum laude, Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2001, where he was a board member of the Moot Court Board of Advocates and president of the Student Bar Association. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications, cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1998.

David is an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he teaches Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganizations and Other Business Restructuring Alternatives. He has also been a visiting lecturer of American commercial law at two universities in France. In 2008, David was a guest professor at the University of Toledo School of Law where he taught a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy seminar course.

David is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan. He is an avid golfer who attended college on a golf scholarship and was co-captain of the golf team during his senior year. David has previously served as the Secretary of the Board of Directors at Lochmoor Club in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He has also completed the 2004 Detroit Marathon and the 2014 Detroit Half Marathon. David has also been an active coach in youth sports including hockey, baseball and basketball.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Sakthi Automotive Group USA, Inc. – Counsel to Court-Appointed Receiver
Heritage Sportswear, Inc. – Counsel to Court-Appointed Receiver
Edwards Brothers Malloy, Inc. – Counsel to Court-Appointed Receiver
Paramount Precision Products – Counsel to Court-Appointed Receiver
City of Detroit Chapter 9 Bankruptcy – representation of vendors/creditors
Takata Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – representation of vendor/creditor
Lee Steel Corporation – representation of majority shareholder
VPH Pharmacy – Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – representation of debtor
JA Family Enterprises – Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – representation of debtor
Packard Square, LLC – Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – representation of debtor

Business Transactions
Representation of principal shareholders in going concern sale of Tier 1 automotive supplier
Negotiation of long-term supply contract on behalf of Tier 1 automotive supplier
Representation of seller of going concern retail operation with more than 20 locations in Midwest
Representation of corporate executive regarding transaction agreement and related items for sale of national company
Professional service firm – representation regarding engagement agreements and other firm legal matters
Real Estate private equity firm – representation regarding several acquisition transactions

Commercial Litigation
Obtained multi-million dollar judgment in favor of Chinese company in United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Representation of international keg distributor in commercial litigation dispute in Orange County, Florida
Representation of Tier 1 automotive supplier in breach of warranty action in Oakland County, Michigan
Ongoing representation of apparel supplier with locations in several states regarding supplier litigation
Defense of non-profit corporation regarding breach of contract action