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David T. Brennan

Karen Dunahay, 303.575.7586


David Brennan practices in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, lending, real estate finance and commercial litigation. Within his bankruptcy practice, David most often represents secured creditors, but he has also represented creditors’ committees, Chapter 11 debtors and trustees.

David has represented lenders and borrowers in hundreds of commercial lending transactions, involving a variety of property types—office buildings, retail centers, multifamily projects and industrial properties. When remedial action is needed, David is able to effectively represent his clients on loan modifications, workouts and litigation arising from loan defaults.

As a trial and appellate lawyer, David has handled bench and jury trials and appeals in commercial cases before state and federal district courts, bankruptcy courts and state and federal appellate courts. His trials have involved disputes relating to lending, real estate, construction, mechanics' liens, design professional malpractice, business torts and copyright ownership.

David has been active in the firm’s management, having served on the firm’s Executive Committee for 18 years and as the firm’s Director of Finance for 12 years.  David currently serves on the firm's Marketing & BD Committee.

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  • Moderator and Co-author: American Bankruptcy Institute Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference: Panel Discussion on Cash Collateral and Other Secured Creditor Issues (January 2016)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Domestic Asset Protection Trusts: What Are They, and Do They Work? (April 2014)
  • Author: A Landlord’s Guide to Bankruptcy, Parts I & II (March & April 2013)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Single Asset Real Estate Entities in Bankruptcy (July 2012)
  • Co-author: Restructuring Troubled Real Estate Loans (July 2009)
  • Author: Effect of Tenant Bankruptcy on Leases (June 2009)

Awards & Involvement

  • "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Edward C. King Award (from faculty of University of Colorado School of Law, 1986)
  • Courtland H. Peterson Leadership Award (University of Colorado School of Law, 1986)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute


  • State of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Colorado (1986); Editor in Chief, University of Colorado Law Review (1985-86)
  • B.S., Business, University of Colorado (1981)