David serves as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Newport News Division. He represents clients in a wide variety of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. In addition, he represents clients in:

  • Business and Commercial Transactions; and
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations.

Representative Experience:

  • Business, commercial and real estate owners, entities and interests;
  • Institutional lenders;
  • Investor, purchaser and creditor groups and committees;
  • Secured & unsecured creditors, lenders & borrowers, sellers & purchasers, landlords & tenants, lessors & lessees;
  • Governmental entities;
  • Bankruptcy trustees;
  • Religious institutions and non-profit organizations;
  • Clients include local, regional, national and international concerns. Mr. Ruby regularly receives conflict and local counsel referrals from large nationally-recognized law firms and corporate in-house counsel;
  • Formation of business entities and representation of business owners in general business, transactional and tax matters;
  • Representation of creditors and other non-debtor parties in business and consumer Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases;
  • Involuntary bankruptcy cases;
  • Bankruptcy litigation, including asset sale, financing, relief from stay, cash collateral, adequate protection, turnover, abandonment, landlord-tenant, executory contract, disclosure statement, plan, tax, lien priority, claim, reclamation, discharge, exemption and preference and fraudulent transfer matters, actions, contests and controversies;
  • State court litigation, including asset recovery and collection matters;
  • Out-of-court/out-of-bankruptcy business and loan reorganizations, workouts and restructurings;
  • Acquisition and financing of troubled businesses inside and outside bankruptcy;
  • Foreclosures, repossessions and liquidations;
  • Representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and Virginia Department of Taxation;
  • Formation of tax-exempt organizations and attaining recognition from the Internal Revenue Service;
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution; and
  • Individuals.
  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, LL.M. in Taxation
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
  • Brandeis University, cum laude
  • AV Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Virginia Lawyers Media Leaders in the Law 2012
  • Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite, Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights category, 2006 – 2017
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011, 2012
  • Super Lawyers Top 100, 2012, 2013
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Virginia List, Bankruptcy and Business category, 2006 – 2019; Top 100 Lawyers in the state, 2015; Top 50 Lawyers in Richmond, 2015
  • Selected to the Super Lawyers Virginia List for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, Top 50 in Richmond, 2011, 2012

Mr. Ruby has lectured at legal seminars, published articles and taught university courses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, secured transactions, general business, tax and tax-exempt organization topics.

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  • Virginia Bar Association, Chairman, Bankruptcy Law Section, 1994-1996
  • Virginia State Bar, Co-Chairman, Local Rules Project Committee, Bankruptcy Law Section, 1991-1992
  • Representative, Bankruptcy Bar Advisory Panels
  • Temple Beth-El, President, 1997 – 1999; Member, Board of Governors, 1990 – present