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Ward and Smith PA

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

1 ranked lawyersBand 3North CarolinaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Offers significant capabilities in the full range of bankruptcy matters, including workouts, restructurings and litigation. Focuses on lender-side work, acting for regional and national banks, as well as trustees and individuals. Regularly represents creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings.

Strengths

A satisfied client remarks: "I’d say knowledge, practical advice, attention to detail and customer experience are some of the team’s strengths."

Another source also says: "Ward and Smith is a very good creditors' rights and bankruptcy firm."

Work highlights

Represented the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America to advise on the Boy Scouts of America's entry into Chapter 11 proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Paul Fanning focuses his practice on creditors' rights and, in particular, the representation of creditors in reorganizations, workouts and bankruptcy disputes.
"Paul is an excellent attorney. Paul provides the optimum blend of law knowledge, strategy and customer service."

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North Carolina

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Paul A Fanning
Band 3