Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC

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Managing Partners: Tom Waldrep and Jim Wall
Number of partners: 12
Number of associates: 4

Firm Overview:
Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC is a business law firm focused on bankruptcy, commercial transactions, healthcare, commercial real estate, and litigation. The Firm has the experience to handle any business law matter and has developed a niche expertise in healthcare restructuring and insolvency.

Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC was born of a merger between Waldrep LLP and Wall Babcock LLP in October 2020. The firm provides clients with the depth and expertise of a large law firm with the efficiency of a boutique practice. The firm is comprised mostly of experienced attorneys from larger firms. The boutique nature of the practice allows attorneys to focus their energy, talent, and passion on helping clients in a few specific areas, providing exceptional and individualized client service in what they know best.

Main Areas of Practice:

Business Bankruptcy:

Led by Tom Waldrep, a former United States Bankruptcy Judge, the Firm’s bankruptcy practice provides solutions to debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, distressed businesses, trustees, and receivers. Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC attorneys guide clients in all types of business bankruptcies, corporate restructurings, insolvencies, workouts, and related issues. The firm regularly represents companies in distress, both in out-of-court workouts and as debtors in the Chapter 11 process. The firm also helps companies regarding receiverships, plans of arrangement, loan forbearance and extension agreements, deeds in lieu, guaranty and foreclosure litigation, and other non-bankruptcy workouts and restructurings. The firm routinely represents official committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and the bankruptcy partners often serve as trustees and as general and special council to Chapter 11, Chapter 7, and plan trustees.
Partners: Tom Waldrep (336 717 1280), Jim Lanik (336 930 7620), Jennifer Lyday (336 717 1283)

Business Law:

Attorneys at Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC have significant and broad experience representing clients regarding all aspects of commercial business and corporate finance transactions. The firm regularly assists clients with general contract negotiation and drafting, business transactions and restructuring, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate governance. This practice group is led by John Babcock, who has over 30 years of experience in advising and representing individual, corporate, and institutional clients with respect to entity formation, raising capital, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, tax and securities law matters, and general commercial and corporate finance matters. In addition to his law degree, John holds a LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.
Partners: John Babcock (336 722 6993), Mike Drye (336 714 7390)

Healthcare Law:
Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC works to keep physicians, dentists, medical practices, management companies and clinical research entities compliant. The firm also assists providers and managed care entities in negotiating managed care agreements and related regulatory compliance. Their healthcare lawyers typically represent hospitals and physician practices in managed care disputes. They also have broad experience with practice acquisition, provider licensure, and in representing carriers and insurers with respect to North Carolina insurance regulatory matters. The firm routinely assists clients in matters relating to regulatory compliance, physician employment agreements, healthcare contracts, licensure board investigations, healthcare restructuring & insolvency, corporate practice of medicine, and long-term care & senior housing. In healthcare, the firm is led by Jim Wall, who has provided healthcare legal guidance for decades.
Partners:
Jim Wall (336 722 2900), Jan Yarborough (919 401 5399)

Litigation:
Attorneys at Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC have broad litigation experience in both state and federal courts within North Carolina and across the country. Dennis Bailey has over 35 years of litigation experience in both trial and appellate courts, including business disputes, defense of medical malpractice claims, serious personal injury claims, and premises liability claims. He also represents health care professionals in licensing board matters. Kelly Cameron has over 25 years of experience in protecting his clients’ most valuable assets and resolving their most challenging issues. Kelly represents local, regional, and international companies ranging in size from start-ups to publicly traded, Fortune 100® firms defending and resolving complex, multi-party commercial matters, regulated investment advisor and broker litigation, and contract disputes. Joe Carruthers has over 40 years of litigation experience covering a broad range of matters including medical malpractice defense, wrongful death, serious personal injury, business disputes, and products liability. He handles litigation cases through trial and appellate review.
Partners: Dennis Bailey (336 714 1222), Kelly Cameron (336 714 1226), Joe Carruthers (336 714 1221)

Commercial Real Estate:
The Real Estate attorneys of Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC regularly negotiate and draft contracts for a wide range of commercial real estate needs, protecting the interests of developers, investors, landlords and tenants. When buying, selling, leasing, or developing commercial real estate, the firm helps clients navigate more than just the fine print. Attorneys at Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC work in all sectors of commercial real estate law including development, investment, leasing, purchase and sale transactions, real estate financing transactions, HUD-insured financings, 1031 exchanges, and title and survey review.
Partners: John Babcock (336 722 6993), John McNames (336 717 1309)

Estate Planning:
With 35+ years of experience, Karen Wilson of Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC guides clients through the estate planning process to ensure the most efficient and effective solutions for clients. When transferring wealth, careful planning can be the difference between a smooth transition and a tedious process. The firm helps clients craft anything from a basic estate plan to a sophisticated estate strategy designed to minimize taxes and avoid the delay and expense of probate. Firm attorneys work with professionals, business owners, and individuals in preparing estate plans, advising on business succession issues, creating trusts and advising on charitable giving options. The firm routinely prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills. Firm Attorneys also assist with the administration of trusts and estates and the creation of guardianships.
Partner: Karen Wilson (336 714 7392)

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North Carolina

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Jennifer B. Lyday
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Thomas Waldrep
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1076 W. Fourth Street

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Winston-Salem

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