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Representing distressed companies, creditors and acquirers of such companies, bankruptcy litigants, and other parties in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings and debtor/creditor disputes. Representing companies and their principals in a variety of corporate matters. Please visit my firm's website at


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11: 80%
  2. General Practice: 20%

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McGrail & Bensinger LLP

888-C 8th Ave.
New York, NY, 10019


NYCurrently registered 200103/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Phi Beta KappaSwarthmore1997
High HonorsSwarthmore1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcGrail & Bensinger LLP2010 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of David C. McGrail2007 - 2010
AssociateDechert LLP2000 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkLegal Referral Service2007 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
R. Esmerian, Inc.Plan confirmed
Southampton Yen Restaurant Group, LLCPlan Confirmed
HydroGen, L.L.C.Assets Sold/Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bankruptcy Institute JournalCrowdfunding a Chapter 11 Plan2013
New York Intellectual Property Law Association BulletinIntellectual Property Issues in Bankruptcy2007
Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy ReviewRe-Examining The ‘Mandatory’ Examiner Appointment Provision2005
American Bankruptcy Institute 3rd Annual Investment Banking ProgramValuation as a Sword: DIP Priming Fights, Contested 363 Sales and Contested Confirmations2003
New York Law JournalReorganizing With Releases of Non-Debtors2001
Great Debates at Annual American Bankruptcy Institute MeetingPost-Confirmation Releases: Yea or Nay?2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Swarthmore CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bankruptcy Institute PodcastCrowdfunding in Bankruptcy2013
New York City Bar Association Small Law Firm CommitteeBankruptcy Basics2008
CLE SeminarHot Topics in Ch. 7, 11, and 132008
CLE SeminarBankruptcy Basics2006
CLE SeminarBankruptcy Basics2005