Corporate and insolvency lawyer David Poitras joined BG Law as a partner in its commercial bankruptcy and insolvency and real estate practices.
Poitras is a corporate, bankruptcy and real estate attorney with more than 30 years of experience at private practice law firms and as in-house general counsel. Poitras joined BG Law from Wedgewood, a network of companies specializing in real estate and real estate loans, where he served as general counsel and corporate secretary. In this role, he managed contract negotiations, transactional and financing documents, and advised on a range of corporate issues, such as compliance, human resources, regulatory matters and corporate governance. Poitras also supervised a litigation portfolio of approximately 75 cases, leading a team of 10 attorneys and paralegals across two offices in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, covering a more than 20-state footprint.
Prior to his tenure with Wedgewood, Poitras was a partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, where he was a member of the firm’s national financial restructuring, bankruptcy, real estate and litigation practices. He began his legal career as a bankruptcy associate and then partner with Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz (now known as Danning, Gill, Israel and Krasnoff) in Los Angeles.
In returning to private practice, Poitras will represent all insolvency constituents, including debtors, creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors, asset acquirers, investors, receivers, and trustees – both in and out of court, including assignments for the benefit of creditors. His real estate experience will help BG clients with the acquisition and disposition of commercial and residential properties in both distressed and non-distressed situations. His real estate practice will further extend into real estate financing, joint ventures, leasing, sale-leaseback transactions, entity formation and governance issues.
“I have worked with David Poitras on numerous occasions, and we jumped on the opportunity when he expressed an interest in returning to private practice. You don’t let something like this pass you by,” Steve Gubner, managing partner of BG Law, said. “Our clients will greatly benefit from David’s experience and insights.”
“I have always admired Steve’s tenacity and BG’s success as a firm and in insolvency proceedings and what Steve has built over the years. I strongly believe my joining BG Law will be a win-win-win for me and the firm, and I look forward to getting back to private practice and its challenges. With my multidisciplinary experience, I have no doubt I will bring valuable perspectives to the firm’s clients and matters,” Poitras said.
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