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Heiman, David G.
North Point 901 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH
Phone: 1.216.586.7175 (Business Phone)
Fax: 1.216.579.0212 (Business Fax)


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Lawyer Overview

Dave Heiman concentrates his practice in the representation of debtors, financial institutions, creditors, and other parties in restructuring matters, chapter 11 cases and distressed M&A, and in commercial litigation and general commercial law.

Dave has played a key role in many of the country's largest chapter 11 and business restructuring matters such as those for Allied Stores Corporation and Federated Department stores in their own chapter 11 cases, as well as in the R.H. Macy case, Boscov's Department Stores, USG Corporation, LTV Corp., Oglebay Norton Corp., Burlington Industries, Pillowtex Corp., Imperial Home Decor Group, Phar-Mor, Paragon Trade Brands, Kendavis Industries, Carmike Cinemas, Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation, Olympia & York, Child World/Cole National Corporation, Cardinal Industries, and White Motor Corp. In addition, he has represented financial institutions in reorganization matters, commercial transactions, and litigation, including in connection with the chapter 11 cases of American Home Mortgage, Dana Corporation, and Collins & Aikman and numerous out-of-court matters. Dave also has assisted a number of clients in out-of-court restructurings, including most recently Chrysler and Hexion Specialty Chemicals.

He is listed in, among others, the Turnarounds & Workouts "Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers" (listed numerous times) and in annual editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers, the Bankruptcy Law Section of The Best Lawyers in America, "America's Top 100" of the K&A Restructuring Reporter, Lawdragon's "America's Top 500 Lawyers," and Ohio Super Lawyers. He is chair of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of The American Law Institute. He is a member of the ABA (Executive Council of the Business Law Section and past chairman of the Commercial Financial Services Committee), the Ohio State Bar Association (past chairman of the Banking and Commercial Law Committee), and the Cleveland Bar Association. He is a graduate of the Leadership Cleveland program. He is also a member of the board of advisers of the Banking Law Review and a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice. He has been a frequent lecturer and author on matters relating to his practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Official Unsecured Creditors' Committees
  • Secured Lender Groups
  • Bondholder Committees
  • Other Significant Creditor Representations
  • Out-of-Court Restructurings
  • Distressed Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Global Restructuring Matters
  • Distressed Company Litigation
  • Restructuring-Related Lending & Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Credit Crisis
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Metals & Mining

Representative Cases

  • In re Federated Department Stores, Inc., 135 B.R. 950 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 1992), aff’d, 171 B.R. 603 (S.D. Ohio 1994); In re Federated Department Stores, Inc., 135 B.R. 962, aff’d, 170 B.R. 331 (S.D. Ohio 1994)
  • Acquisition of Recycled Paper Greetings , (2008)
  • Acquisition of Soft Trim
  • Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation
  • Buyout
  • Cardinal Industries, Inc.
  • Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
  • Chapter 11 Asbestos Case
  • Chapter 11 Case
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Chapter 11 Debtor Representations
  • Collins & Aikman
  • Creditor Representation
  • Debtor Representation
  • Distressed Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Horizon Natural Resources
  • Horizon PCS, Inc.
  • MCSi, Inc.
  • Offer for American Home Mortgage
  • Olympia & York Developments Limited
  • Paragon Trade Brands, Inc.
  • Phar-Mor, Inc.
  • Pittsburgh Corning Corporation

West Practice Categories

Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy Law, Bankruptcy Litigation, Business & Commercial Law, Business & Trade, Business Organizations, Collections & Repossessions, Collections & Repossessions, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Leasing, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights, Debt Discharge, Dissolution, Foreclosures, Garnishment, International Law, Litigation & Appeals, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Reorganizations, Reorganizations & Restructuring, Securities Law, Workouts


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • U of Cincinnati

Published Works

  • An Overview of Legal Risks for Distressed Claims Traders, 2006
  • Innovative Approaches to Complex Restructurings: Creating a New Chapter for Kaiser Aluminum and USG, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 2006
  • Disclosure Statements, Relationship to Securities Law, and Disclosure Requirements for Prepackaged Plans of Reorganization, 1993
  • Acquisition of Interests in Chapter 11 Debtors, 1993
  • Executory Contracts, Employee Relations and Pension Claims, Interim Distribution and Acquisition of Interests in Chapter 11, coauthor, Chapter 11 Business Reorganizations (PLI 1991), 1991
  • 'No Fault' Equitable Subordination After Virtual Network — Lenders Take Cover, or a False Alarm?, 1991
  • Are Vulture Investors Changing the Face of Chapter 11?, 1991
  • Lender Liability (Ch. 37), 1990
  • An Introduction to Legal and Practical Considerations in the Restructuring of Troubled Leveraged Buyouts, 1989
  • Banks Beware: 'Vulture Investors' Wield a Double-Edged Sword, 1989
  • Fraudulent Conveyances, 1986
  • Lender Liability: Dodging Bullets with Procedures for Managing Problem Loans, 1986