David Lemke

Offers creative solutions to complex problems

Trustees, lenders, creditors' committees and other clients requiring assistance with defaulted bonds or other financial instruments rely on David Lemke to provide sophisticated, practical advice and counsel. For more than 25 years, David has designed creative solutions for clients both inside and outside of formal proceedings. Whether a workout is undertaken within the bankruptcy court setting, a receivership is necessary to enforce the remedies of a trustee or lender, or an out-of-court restructuring is needed, clients can be assured that David has the experience and judgment to craft a resolution.


David's Related Experience

Middle-market specialty finance firm closes $15 million DIP revolving credit facility

Represented a specialty finance firm in structuring and closing a $15 million debtor-in-possession revolving credit facility to three acute care hospitals.

Ally Bank provides $185 million debtor in possession financing to Verity Health System

Represented the administrative agent and lender in a revolving credit facility to Verity Health System as debtor in possession.

Large U.S. bank to act as trustee for second lien notes in the Chapter 11 of energy company

Advised a large U.S. bank and the second lien indenture trustee through the successful confirmation of an energy company's Chapter 11 plan.

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  • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1985
    • University of Missouri Law Review
  • B.S., Central Methodist College, 1982
    • Omicron Delta Kappa

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee


David E. Lemke
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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Nashville Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Former Board Member and Past President, Mid-South Commercial Law Institute

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Community Involvement

  • Member, Harpeth Conservancy Advisory Board of Directors

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