David focuses his practice on insolvency with an emphasis on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He regularly represents trustees, fiduciaries, creditors and debtors.
He also handles a wide variety of commercial contract disputes and business litigation.
David started his career as a prosecutor, subsequently transferring his skills as a trial lawyer to civil disputes. He has conducted investigations and prosecuted claims on behalf of trustees, plan administrators, and other fiduciaries for the benefit of creditors for more than 18 years.
Prior to joining Dunn Law, P.A., David was a partner with a boutique bankruptcy and litigation law firm in Long Island, New York.
Since 2011, he has been annually recognized by Avvo.com with a Superb rating for his experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.
In 2020/2021, David was named in The Marquis Who's Who in American Law registry.
David is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics, including judgment enforcement, civil contempt, bankruptcy law, and voidable transactions.
- Bankruptcy and Related Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Shareholder Derivative & Business Divorce Litigation
- Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
- J.D. - 1997
- The American University
- B.A. - 1994
- New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Nassau County (New York) Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Former Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association (2010-2012 term); Former Vice Chair (2009-2010 term)
- Former Member of the Bankruptcy Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section
- Focus editor of the July/August 2010 issue of The Nassau Lawyer, the journal of the Nassau County Bar Association
- Former Member of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force
Reported Bankruptcy Cases
- LaMonica v. Harrah’s Atl. City Operating Co. (In re JVJ Pharm. Inc.), 618 B.R. 408 (Bankr.S.D.N.Y. 2020), aff’d and remanded, in part, 20 Civ. 7009(JPC) (S.D.N.U. Jul. 19, 2021)
- Lynch v. Vaccaro (In re Lynch), 795 Fed. Appx. 57 (2d Cir. Feb. 18, 2020)
- Gould v. LaMonica (In re Gould), 790 Fed. Appx. 340 (2d Cir. Jan. 23, 2020)
- In re Truong v. Mergenthaler (In re Truong), 763 Fed. Appx. 150 (3d Cir. 2019)
- In re Gould v. LaMonica, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214470 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 17, 2018)
- In re 477 W. 142nd Hous. Dev. Fund Corp., 346 F. Supp.3d 413 (S.D.N.Y. 2018)
- Lynch v. Barnard, et al (In re Lynch), 590 B.R. 30 (E.D.N.Y. 2018)
- Brown Publ. Co. Liquidating Trust v. Brown, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14775 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 1, 2017)
- Barnard v. Town of Huntington (In re Joe’s Friendly Serv. & Son, Inc.), 533 B.R. 307 (Bankr.E.D.N.Y. 2016)
- In re Lynn Carol Schneider, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38707, 2015 WL 1412364 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 26, 2015)
- In re Collins, 540 B.R. 54 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 2015)
- Schneider v. Barnard, 508 B.R. 533 (E.D.N.Y. Apr. 2, 2014)
- Barnard v. Albert (In re Janitorial Close-Out City Corp.), 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 523 (Bankr.E.D.N.Y. Feb. 8, 2013)
- In re Parker, 399 B.R. 577 (Bankr.E.D.N.Y. 2009)
- In re Jacobs, 394 B.R. 646 (Bankr.E.D.N.Y. 2008)
- In re Verma, 2007 WL 2713017 (Bankr.E.D.N.Y. Sep 14, 2007)
- In re Ellenhorn, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43269 (E.D.N.Y. Aug 23, 2005)
- Same Sex Couples May be able to File Joint Bankruptcy Petitions, co-authored with Rachel P. Corcoran, Esq., The Nassau Lawyer (Nov. 2011)