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David Poitras is a seasoned corporate, bankruptcy, and real estate attorney with more than 30 years of diversified experience at private practice law firms and as in-house general counsel. 

In his bankruptcy practice, he represents all insolvency constituents, including debtors, creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors, asset acquirers, investors, receivers, and trustees – both in and out of court, including assignments for the benefit of creditors. His unique real estate experience aids BG clients with the acquisition and disposition of commercial and residential properties – in both distressed and non-distressed situations. His real estate practice extends into real estate financing, joint ventures, leasing, sale-leaseback transactions, entity formation, and governance issues. 

David joined BG Law from Wedgewood, LLC, a large vertically integrated network of companies specializing in real estate and real estate loans, where he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In this role, he managed contract negotiations, transactional and financing documents, and advised on a wide range of corporate issues, such as compliance, human resources, regulatory matters, and corporate governance. David also supervised a litigation portfolio of approximately 75 cases, leading a team of ten attorneys and paralegals across two offices in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, covering a more than 20-state footprint.

Prior to his tenure with Wedgewood, David was a Partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s national financial restructuring, bankruptcy, real estate, and litigation practices. He began his legal career as a bankruptcy associate and then partner with Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz (n/k/a Danning, Gill, Israel and Krasnoff) in Los Angeles.


  • Loyola Law School (J.D.)
  • Suffolk University (B.S.)


  • State Bar of California
  • Massachusetts State Bar (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Financial Lawyers Conference
  • Thomson Reuters Southern California “Super Lawyers” (2004-2005, 2014-2021)
  • “AV Preeminent” rating, Martindale Hubbell

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