Passing of David W. Allard

image004David W. Allard was a founding shareholder of Allard & Fish, P.C. and served as its President since 1987. During the course of his career, Mr. Allard represented nearly all parties to bankruptcy proceedings in chapter 11 reorganizations and chapter 7 liquidations. Notably, Mr. Allard served as the Trustee of the DeLorean Motor Company and also served as the Creditor Trustee of Air Transport International, LLC. He was a member of the Standing Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees in the Eastern District of Michigan and served as its President from 1991 to 1993. He was a member of numerous bar and bankruptcy associations and served as the Vice-Chair and Chair of the Subcommittee on Trustees and Examiners of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association from 2001 to 2007.

Mr. Allard was also a Past President of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees where he served as President in 2000-2001 as well as held all other offices on the Board of Directors from 1993 to 2000. He authored “Personal Liability of Trustees and Debtors-in-Possession: A Review of the Varying Standards of Care in the United States,” Commercial Law Journal, Vol. 106, No. 4, 2002, and “Means Testing, Dismissal and Conversion Under the New Law,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXIV, No. 6, July/August 2005 and co-authored three additional means testing articles published in back to back issues of the ABI Journal in 2007. He was a lecturer for numerous local and national groups concerning bankruptcy issues including means testing, homestead exemptions and dismissals under BAPCPA, officer and director liability and bankruptcy trustee liability, health care and bankruptcy, statistics, trustee training and administration, OIG audits, deepening insolvency and other topics of interest to the bankruptcy community.

Mr. Allard died on October 6, 2013, at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Janice and loving father of Ryan and Devon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grosse Pointe Rotary Foundation or to the Capuchins.

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