About the Blog

Dave launched Plan Proponent in February 2015 as a way of staying on top of developments in Chapter 11. While many blogs do an excellent job of covering the entire landscape of commercial bankruptcy, Plan Proponent’s stated and necessarily more narrow focus is on plan confirmation—Chapter 11’s ultimate value proposition—with Supreme Court bankruptcy coverage thrown in for fun. You can subscribe here. And if you have topic suggestions or ideas for improving the blog, or simply need gratuitous help with a confirmation research issue, then feel free to contact us!

About Dave

Dave is a Partner with Stone & Baxter, LLP in Macon, Georgia. His experience includes litigating business disputes in state and federal courts; representing debtors, creditors, and other interested parties in out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy cases; and advising businesses and their owners on general and transactional matters.

His primary focus is on the resolution of complex restructuring matters, both in and out of court, with an emphasis on business-related Ch. 7 and Ch. 11 bankruptcies.

Professionally, Dave is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Macon Bar Association, and the North Carolina Bar Association. He is also a Barrister in the W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court and serves on its Executive Committee. He regularly gives presentations on bankruptcy and business law topics and has published numerous articles, including in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal.

He is admitted in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Georgia, and all Georgia and North Carolina state courts.

Personally, Dave is an active member of the Macon community. During his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, being involved in his daughters’ sports activities, and cheering for all things Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves.

Before returning home to Middle Georgia, he was an Associate at Tuggle Duggins & Meschan, P.A., a full service firm in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was a member of their Business and Tax and Bankruptcy practice groups.

While in law school, Dave served as a Notes and Comments Editor on the Wake Forest Law Review and a teaching assistant in the writing program. Before law school, he was a management consultant at a Chicago-based firm where he advised numerous Fortune 500 companies. At the University of Georgia, he was a Georgia Governor’s Scholar, a University of Georgia Alumni Scholar, and a recipient of the Honors Program Certificate of Achievement.

About Stone & Baxter

Stone & Baxter is a boutique business litigation firm with a special emphasis on financial restructuring and bankruptcy. With its strategic location in Macon, Georgia, the firm readily serves debtors and other restructuring constituencies all over the State and in the Southeast. Among other areas, the firm also has transactional and construction law practices.