David Anthony represents banks, businesses, and individuals in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and lien litigation. Mr. Anthony routinely appears in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts throughout Tennessee. In addition to his litigation practice, he has significant experience in the review, analysis, and preparation of commercial contracts, including leases, loan documents, and other commercial contracts.
Representative matters David has handled include:
Representation of national and regional banks and creditors in commercial litigation, collections and other related litigation.
Appellate briefs and argument related to novel issues of state and federal law, including representation before the United States Supreme Court.
Enforcement of bond claims and materialmen’s lien claims on behalf of general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers on commercial and residential construction projects throughout Tennessee.
Representation of lenders in actions related to commercial and consumer foreclosures throughout Tennessee, including loan workout and forbearance agreements, judicial foreclosures and detainer actions.
Analysis of loan transactions and documents to assist creditors or asset purchasers in formulating and execution of corporate or collateral acquisition.
Drafted commercial agreements for sponsorships of nation-wide marketing campaign related to NCAA athletic conference.
Representation of bankruptcy trustees in fraudulent conveyance and preference avoidance actions. Served as local co-counsel for Liquidating Trustee in a large Middle Tennessee Bankruptcy case involving the prosecution and management of more than 280 preference actions, totaling more than $75 million in dispute.
Representation of preference defendants in numerous bankruptcy matters.
General representation of creditors, suppliers, and trustees in all levels of bankruptcy proceedings, including critical vendor and reclamation claims, automatic stay relief motions, discharge and dischargeability actions and litigation regarding confirmation of plans of reorganization.
Professional Recognition and Activities
David actively provides pro bono legal services and facilitates the law firm’s volunteer efforts with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Upper Cumberlands. In October 2016, the Tennessee Supreme Court recognized David’s efforts by awarding him the 2016 Attorney for Justice Pro Bono Service Award.
A Memphian by birth, David provides financial support for the efforts of the University of Memphis’ First Scholars program and is involved in the University of Memphis Alumni Club (Nashville Chapter).
David is a frequent speaker and author on issues of the law for a number of organizations and bar associations. He has served the profession by providing education to the bar and by developing and teaching continuing legal education courses for a variety of audiences.
David is frequently quoted by print and online media for insights on current issues, including the New York Times, Bloomberg Reports, the Tennessean, the Commercial Appeal, and the Nashville Post.
David has a diverse range of range of passions outside the law, including Memphis basketball, zombie preparedness, and karaoke.
As the parent of a student, David is an active father in the Eakin Elementary Parent Teacher Organization and long-standing “Watch D.O.G.S.” volunteer for Eakin Elementary.
Bone McAllester Norton
511 Union Street Suite 1600
Nashville, Tennessee 37219