Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

North Carolina
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What the team is known for Maintains a strong reputation for its broad insolvency practice, featuring expertise in workouts, litigation and other types of bankruptcy work. Particularly strong in acting for financial institutions, including commercial mortgage special services. Strong statewide presence anchored by teams in Charlotte and Raleigh. Also offers considerable expertise in matters arising from financial derivative transactions.

Strengths Clients observe that "they are very personable, dogged and passionate advocates who are very knowledgeable and pragmatic."

One interviewee comments: "I consider the firm to be well prepared and thorough in representing its clients."

Work highlights Represented Rutherford County in its suit against Devinshire Land Development, after the developer defaulted on its subdivision infrastructure agreement with the county.

Notable practitioners


Brian Darer
centers his Raleigh-based practice on bankruptcy matters, with notable expertise in Chapter 11 proceedings. He acts for numerous clients from the financial services sector.


Kiah Ford
wins praise from clients and peers alike for his practice representing financial institutions in a range of bankruptcy matters, including Chapter 11 cases. "He is very effective, has a really confident demeanor about him and is very personable," sources note.