David A. Sosne

David A. Sosne

David A. Sosne

Tel: 314.991.4999
Fax:  314.991.2413
Email: dsosne@summerscomptonwells.com
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Practice Description

David Sosne represents individuals and corporate entities that have a need for counsel to assist in the resolution of various financial problems. In particular, he represents creditors, debtors and purchasers in situations requiring workouts, restructuring of finances and debt, loan repayments, sales or liquidations, whether through out-of-court negotiations or proceedings, or, if necessary, through more formal settings. Over the years, David has gained substantial experience in handling complex and varied matters in bankruptcy court as well as in state court proceedings, whether in Missouri or in Illinois. Such service includes assisting all types of creditors, debtors and purchasers in all phases of chapter 11 and chapter 7 cases. David also provides representation in receivership cases, whether as a receiver, attorney for a receiver or a party in interest in the receivership proceeding.

David’s goal is to obtain a cost effective, pragmatic and realistic resolution of highly complicated matters without the need for court intervention; however, he, along with the other professionals of the firm, will utilize other legal options in the best representation of the client.  As a Panel Member of Chapter 7 Trustees in the Eastern and Northern Divisions of the Eastern District of Missouri for more than twenty years, David has had the opportunity to address and deal with almost all types of controversies and problems that individuals, corporate entities and financial institutions face when financial problems arise.  This varied experience has been invaluable in helping the firm’s varied clientele. He also has served as an Examiner and as an attorney for Examiner in chapter 11 cases. Additionally, he is a member of the firm's management committee.

Practice Areas


  • Washington University (J.D., 1977)
  • Lake Forest College (B.A., 1973)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1977
  • Illinois, 1978

Court Admissions

  • Eastern District of Missouri
  • Western District of Missouri
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • Eighth Circuit of the Court Appeals

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Rule 17 Mediator

Community & Civic Involvement

  • David regularly volunteers with Ready Readers, a St. Louis nonprofit organization, by reading to pre-school children in a Head Start Program

Awards & Recognition

  • Missouri Super Lawyer, 2010-2016
  • Recipient 2011 Judge Brauer Innovations in Bankruptcy Law Award


Speaking Engagements

  • 2017 Missouri Bar Annual Real Estate Institute: The Mechanics of the 2016 Commercial Receivership Act
  • 2015 Missouri Bar Annual Bankruptcy Institute: Follow the Money: What Happens to Undistributed Funds?
  • 2011 Missouri Bar Annual Bankruptcy Institute: Current Case Developments
  • 2010 Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis: Bench and Bar— Bankruptcy Law: A Case Study of Camden on the Lake (Receivership Issues)
  • 2009 Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis: Bankruptcy Issues in Intellectual Property
  • 2004 Missouri Bar Annual Bankruptcy Institute: Ethics and Consumer Cases
  • 2004 Missouri Bar Annual Bankruptcy Institute: DIP Financing
  • 2000 Missouri Bar Annual Bankruptcy Institute: Fees in Chapter 7 Cases


  • “Decent Disclosure: The Interplay Between Ethics, Fees and Bankruptcy” The St. Louis Bar Journal