• Bio

David Zolkin


I have been a corporate restructuring attorney for over 30 years and have experience in all aspects of financial restructuring, insolvency law and processes.

Immediately prior to forming Weintraub Zolkin Talerico & Selth, I was a founding partner of the bankruptcy and business litigation boutique of Zolkin Talerico LLP. Prior to that, I was an attorney at the Wall Street law firm of Milbank LLP, where I represented debtors, equity owners, financial institutions, first and second lien lenders, hedge and bond funds, trade creditors, chapter 11 trustees and debt and asset purchasers in complex restructurings, workouts and foreclosures across a variety of industry sectors.

I provide my clients with in-court and out-of-court legal strategies and approaches designed to lead to value maximization. My expertise spans various legal and business documents, including secured and unsecured debt documents, indentures, servicing agreements, purchase and sale agreements confidentiality documents and other commercial and business contracts. I negotiate and draft restructuring term sheets, plans of reorganization, cash collateral and debtor in possession financing agreements and orders, bidding procedures for assets sales, sale agreements and other pleadings and documents required in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

I have represented clients in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings that have taken place throughout the United States, including California, New York, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Louisiana, Nevada, Arizona, Washington and Oregon.

Bar & Court Admissions:

  • California, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum


  • J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1988