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Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

Sizable and high-quality bankruptcy group that features an excellent roster of attorneys adept in litigation as well as out-of-court insolvency and restructuring work. Acts mainly for creditors on complex and high-value mandates, including cross-border work, and is particularly well known for its representation of banks and other financial institutions. Also displays considerable experience handling a range of complex credit facility matters.

Strengths

Clients say: "They provide very sound, logical legal advice regarding options when making credit decisions."

One client enthuses: "They are an excellent team to work with. They consistently exceed our expectations for turning documents. They stay involved and help anticipate potential issues."

Another says: "They got us through as seamlessly as possible and we’re getting a best-possible-scenario outcome out of our situation."

Work highlights

Retained by Bank of America, in its capacity as administrative agent, concerning credit facilities provided to FTD Companies, to advise on the sale of its assets and businesses, debtor-in-possession financing and its reorganization plan.

Notable practitioners

Alan Pope is well equipped to advise financial institutions on bankruptcies and corporate workouts. He also acts for banks and alternative lenders on commercial lending work.
"He is super smart, really hard-working and understands intercreditor finance work."

Trey Rayburn continues to be a go-to resource for clients seeking advice on bankruptcies, workouts and restructuring mandates. He regularly acts for local and national banks and wider financial institutions.
"He is very, very strong in terms of turnaround times, understanding how things have to be written and guiding me in terms of how to balance documentation and not giving too much away."

David Eades is widely regarded as one of the region's finest bankruptcy and restructuring experts, with an excellent pedigree in advising financial institutions in complex local and national proceedings. His practice sees him advise on loan workouts, disputes and restructuring plans.
"David Eades is a really good and well-respected lawyer."

Stephen Gruendel is a highly experienced practitioner who regularly acts for regional and national banks and financial institutions. He is sought out for his skill in workouts and bankruptcy matters.
"He is a wonderful transactional and workout lawyer."

Zachary Smith represents a range of clients, including secured and unsecured creditors, institutional lenders and distressed investors, in both in-court and out-of-court restructurings. His practice also includes the niche area of complex Puerto Rico-based restructurings.
"One of Zach’s strengths is just a deep understanding of the process and dynamics at play, which I think is a combination of experience and talent." "Zach is extraordinarily bright and a really good communicator. He’s very down to earth as well and very easy to understand. He is very good at what he does."

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Overview

With more than 15 full-time bankruptcy and workout lawyers, Moore & Van Allen has one of the largest bankruptcy and restructuring groups in the region.  Our team includes seasoned litigators, accomplished negotiators, and creative problem solvers.  Our size and breadth of experience make us capable of meeting virtually any bankruptcy or restructuring need that a company or lending institution may have.

As bankruptcy lawyers, Moore & Van Allen’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring team possesses both the transactional and litigation experience necessary to represent a wide array of clients effectively.  We have experience navigating the ever-shifting alliances among various creditor constituencies, from first-day cash collateral disputes to plan negotiations.  

As workout lawyers, Moore & Van Allen’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring team offers experience and demonstrated success to both lenders and borrowers seeking to resolve financial challenges outside of bankruptcy.  

As litigators, we represent clients in resolving adversary proceedings and other insolvency related litigation.  

As finance lawyers, the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring team works closely with the firm’s Financial Services and Corporate teams to ensure that lending and corporate transactions are scrutinized from every angle.  

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

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Location

100 North Tryon Street

Suite 4700

Charlotte

North Carolina

USA

NC 28202-4003

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North Carolina

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Alan W Pope
Band 2
Charles R Rayburn
Band 2
David L Eades
Band 1
Stephen E Gruendel
Band 2
Zachary H Smith
Band 3