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David Madden is a seasoned business attorney with significant litigation, transactional, and bankruptcy/restructuring experience and a passion for technology. Known as a problem-solver, clients and colleagues come to him with projects that don’t fit neatly into a box.

David focuses his practice on enforcement of judgments, complex commercial disputes, forming and managing business entities, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, and representing trustees, debtors and creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Significant Engagements

  • Successfully obtained sanctions and favorable settlement against publicly-traded national retailer, arising from demolition of building that retailer leased from commercial property developer client.

  • Intervened in collection action against judgment debtor to block improper garnishment of business interests belonging to client.

  • Successfully resolved suit by county government alleging dozens of ordinance violations against client.

  • Drafted and negotiated stock subscription agreement, shareholder agreement and related documents for sale of 49% interest in lead generation business.

  • Obtained license for operation of industrial loan company in California.

  • Represented client before City Council of Chicago suburb to successfully obtain major zoning variance for commercial property.

  • Represented individual debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, successfully staving off imminent foreclosure and saving the family business and commercial real estate.

  • Obtained extraordinary order dismissing Chapter 7 bankruptcy case and barring debtor from re-filing for 2-years; and in subsequent state court case, successfully obtained turnover of securities owned by the debtor.

  • Represented trustee of assignment for the benefit of creditors of defunct law firm in successful mediation of fee suit against former client.

Professional Affiliations

  • Publication Board, DCBA Brief, the Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association (2009-2011)
  • Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce of Woodridge, Illinois (2009-2010)
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve, Corporal, Honorably Discharged (1995-2001)