David A. Gill, Fiduciary

David Gill

With more than 50 years of experience, David A. Gill is one of Los Angeles’ most experienced bankruptcy attorneys and court-appointed fiduciaries.  He specializes in representing debtors and creditors in workouts and reorganizations and serves as a federal and state court receiver, mediator, provisional director, and trustee in bankruptcy liquidations and reorganizations.  He has represented debtors, creditors, and creditors’ committees in liquidations and reorganizations.

Over the course of his career David has resolved numerous complex matters, gaining the wisdom and knowledge obtained through firsthand exposure and experience. He serves as a mentor and community leader and is passionate about the law and his role as a bankruptcy/insolvency practitioner and fiduciary.

He is consistently listed as a “Super Lawyer” and rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent.”  Among other memberships, he is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Representative matters include the following:

Dissolution receiver of California Wholesale Electric, sales of electrical equipment and supplies.

Federal equity receiver in SEC v. Diversified Lending Group, Inc., large Ponzi scheme.

Federal equity receiver in SEC v. Westmoore Management, LLC, large Ponzi scheme.

Receiver in State of California v. Physicians Interindemnity Trust et al., liquidating the affairs of a medical interindemnity trust, with more than $50 million generated thus far through litigation in this possible no-asset case, creditors paid in full, with interest.

Trustee of Chippendales, operation of business and disposition of “beefcake” business.

Receiver in the liquidation of Wyman Bautzer Kuchel & Silbert, and other law firms.

Counsel for receiver in the famous case of Gold v. Gold, 114 Cal.App. 4th 791 (2003).

Operation and liquidation of company that produced sophisticated electronic parts and that fraudulently conveyed assets to parties in domestic United States and Great Britain; negotiated settlement for parties.

Operation of numerous real estate developments, from large office buildings, to shopping center and residential developments.

Supervision of partnership dissolutions involving operating and nonoperating businesses of all types.

Operation of multistory parking garage involving relationships with municipal authorities and public transportation entities in order to revise downtown bus routes, interrelate with inner-city transportation plan, and litigate concerning allegedly unlawful removal of tenants and reallocation thereof to affiliate of defendant owner of structure.

Operation of various groups of convenience stores at various times in personal property foreclosure actions.

Operation and sale of “Viper Room,” night club in West Hollywood.

Post-Chapter 11 confirmation trustee of Lyon & Lyon LLC, liquidation of assets of large law firm, collection of accounts, litigation with disputed accounts, investigation and prosecution of litigation against partners.

Maxicare: Counsel for creditors’ committee; postconfirmation litigation trustee.  Supervised successful postconfirmation litigation after confirmation of plan of reorganization of national chain of health care companies.

Zufu, Inc.: Operation and postconfirmation liquidation of office building and large apartment development per creditors’ plan of reorganization.

International Architectural Group: Liquidation of international manufacturer and distributor of building supplies.

West Covina Motors: Operation and liquidation of assets of car dealerships.

Westwood Sephardic Educational Center: Operation and restructuring of synagogue.

In re Weingarten: Development of a 211-unit tract in San Diego and related litigation.

Producers Sale Organization: Operation and reorganization of motion picture production and international film and video distribution company.

Chapter 7 liquidating trustee of The Calcor Space Facility, Inc., a large aerospace subcontractor, including manufacturing for NASA.

Manufacture and sale of automated freight handling and “jetway” equipment to the Department of Defense and private industry.

Operation and liquidation of Oasis Petroleum, a company operating a chain of service stations on the Ohio Turnpike and pursuing offshore conveyances to entities affiliated with the Khashoggi family.

Operation and liquidation of Financial Corporation of America, corporate parent to American Savings & Loan Association.

Operation of multicolor, multipress printing facility.

Liquidation of numerous real property developments, including operation of apartment houses and condominium conversions; construction and/or operation of strip and larger shopping centers and office buildings; construction and operation of a hotel in Hawaii; development of housing tracts; and development of multi-million dollar housing and processing of raw land through zoning and developmental and regulatory procedures, including clearance with Santa Susana Mountain Park Association and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

Practice Areas

Creditor Representation

Debtor Representation

Governmental Entities

Litigation in all Federal and State Courts

Trustee, Receiver and Other Fiduciary Services and Representation
-Bankruptcy Trustees
-Bankruptcy Examiners


University of California Los Angeles (B.A. 1958)

Stanford Law School (J.D. 1961)


State Bar of California 1962

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

United States District Court, Northern District of California

United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Memberships & Associations

State Bar of California, 1976-1982 Member, Committee on Debtor-Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy

American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow

California Receivers Forum

Financial Lawyers Conference

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees


Personal Bankruptcy and Wage Earner Plans (Calif. C.E.B. 1971)

Co-Author of “Basic Bankruptcy”, Matthew Bender, 1992

Comments on Statistical Analysis of Bankruptcy Adjudication in Region XVI, California Bankruptcy Journal Calif. B. J. Corp (1999)

“Receiverships In the New Millennium” Presented by California Receivers Forum in conjunction with Loyola Law School of Los Angeles (October 2004, January 2009 and January 2011) and similar papers and lectures.


Jewish Federation Maimonides Torch of Justice Award

Past Officer and Director, Jewish Federation of Los Angeles

Past Member, Board of Governors, Jewish Agency for Israel

Past Board Chair, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA

Past Board Member, American Jewish University, Brandeis Bardin Institute

Board Member, Harold M. Schulweis Institute, Los Angeles Jewish Symphony

Past Regional Chair, Young Leadership Cabinet of United Jewish Appeal

Board Member, Hillel at University of California, Los Angeles

Board Member, Los Angeles Jewish Symphony