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 also represents 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 2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, including Cincinnati Lawyer of the Year-Bankruptcy (Litigation) for 2019; recognized by Chambers USA Bankruptcy and Restructuring 2009-2018; Law and Politics Magazine Ohio Rising Stars® in 2005 and Ohio Super Lawyers® in 2007 through 2018.
Doug currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute as Vice President of Education.
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.
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
May 4, 2015
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 – 1991-93
Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring, 2009-2018
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007-2019 and Rising Stars, 2005
The Best Lawyers in America©, 2007-2019 – Cincinnati Lawyer of the Year-Bankruptcy (Litigation), 2019
AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
American Bankruptcy Institute Executive Committee Member, 2015–present, Board of Directors, Education Committee, 2012–present; Vice President-Education, 2019
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
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.
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