David Neff

Company: Perkins Coie, LLP

Position: Partner


Most experienced hotel bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer in the country.



More than 35 years' experience on hotel matters, specializing in bankruptcies and restructurings. Also handles general litigation and franchise and management contact issues. Provides strategic planning to hotel companies.

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy; Chair, Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee (1998-99); Member, American Bar Assn. Forum on Franchising; Member, Urban Land Institute, Hotel Development Council.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker at numerous hotel industry and bankruptcy conferences annually.

Articles and Publications

Contributor, www.hotelnewsnow.com; Numerous articles published in Hotel & Motel Management, Hotels' Investment Outlook, AAHOA Hospitality.

Representative List of Clients

Rialto Capital; CWCapital Asset Management; Greystone Special Servicing; Midland Loan Services; Sun Development & Management, Inc.; Hostmark Hospitality Corp.


JD, DePaul University College of Law, 1985; BSJ, Northwestern University, 1982.

Past Experience

Law Clerk, Hon. Robert E. Ginsberg (Bankr. N.D. Ill.), 1985-86.