Darek S. Bushnaq

Darek S. Bushnaq

Darek Bushnaq is a business attorney who concentrates on helping clients with bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Darek’s clients rely on his experienced counsel for Chapter 11 and other bankruptcy proceedings, financial reorganizations and restructurings, debtor-creditor matters, and commercial litigation.

Darek has represented debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees and trustees, and purchasers of assets, including financial institutions, health care institutions, energy companies, private equity funds and other businesses in and outside of bankruptcy cases.

He also has also counseled secured parties in all aspects of single-asset real estate cases and non-bankruptcy litigation, including receiverships, foreclosures, and loan workouts.




  • J.D. Washington and Lee University School of Law 1997
  • M.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1994
  • B.A. Grinnell College 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Delaware

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Ross W. Krumm U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia 1997 - 1998

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2023 – 2024



  • Board of directors, Volunteers for Medical Engineering, an organization of volunteers who use engineering and invention to improve the independence and quality of life for individuals with disabilities