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Bankruptcy/Restructuring | USA

North Carolina

The focus is on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring and the legal processes related to distressed businesses, which can either be reorganized or go into liquidation. Also, especially in the current economic environment, the chapter includes lawyers who advise on acquisition opportunities that arise out of distressed businesses. Lawyers in this chapter assist clients such as corporate debtors, investors and asset purchasers, secured and unsecured creditors and creditors` committees, bondholders, insurers, directors of distressed companies and any other interested parties in corporate restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. In addition to transactional work, bankruptcy also covers any related litigation, such as disputes between such parties in connection with distressed companies and Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 processes.

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Band 1
  1. K&L Gates
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    K&L Gates
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    K&L Gates has an outstanding bankruptcy and restructuring group. It primarily represents creditors, including creditors' committees, in matters such as litigation, workouts and other restructurings, leveraging the superb nationwide capabilities of the firm. The team frequently appears before bankruptcy courts, as well as state and federal trial courts. The firm also offers experience representing an array of secured lenders and investors.
  2. Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
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    Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Moore & Van Allen is a 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. It 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. The firm also displays considerable experience handling a range of complex credit facility matters.
  3. Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA
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    Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Robinson Bradshaw has a strong bankruptcy group that acts for creditors, such as financial institutions and private equity funds, on the full spectrum of insolvency work. The team is experienced in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, insurance and real estate. It has particular expertise in distressed situations arising from asbestos and other mass tort liabilities. In addition, the group is noted for its handling of complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy workouts.
  4. Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
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    Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Brooks Pierce has a well-regarded team with substantial experience in a wide range of bankruptcy matters, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings. The group also advises on the acquisition of assets through Section 363 sales. It acts for creditors, trustees and debtors.
  2. McGuireWoods LLP
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    McGuireWoods LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    McGuireWoods has a leading North Carolina group that acts for both debtors and creditors, including unsecured and secured creditors' committees and debtors in possession, across the spectrum of bankruptcy and insolvency matters. The firm assists clients from a wide range of industries, including transportation, manufacturing, real estate and healthcare. It also attracts a strong roster of regional and national financial institutions. The group has further expertise in representing clients in out-of-court workouts.
  3. Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC
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    Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Waldrep Wall is a bankruptcy practice which advises debtors, creditors and trustees on the full scope or bankruptcy and corporate restructuring mandates, drawing from a deeply experienced bench of expert practitioners. Demonstrates particular expertise in the agricultural and healthcare sectors, including significant expertise in advising rural hospitals on their entry into Chapter 11 proceedings.
  4. Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP
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    Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Womble Bond Dickinson handles the full range of complex bankruptcy work, including Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 matters. The firm represents an array of major regional banks in litigation and negotiations. It also provides counsel for debtors in distressed proceedings. The team demonstrates considerable expertise advising on commercial foreclosure issues.
  5. Northen Blue
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 2
  6. Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Maynard Nexsen
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    Maynard Nexsen
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Maynard Nexsen offers a well-regarded group that handles bankruptcy and restructuring work for a comprehensive array of clients, including creditors' committees, bankruptcy trustees and institutional lenders. The firm appears in bankruptcy, federal and state courts on a range of high-value and complex matters. It fields niche expertise in agricultural workouts. In addition, the group demonstrates expertise in Section 363 purchase agreement negotiations.
  2. Ward and Smith PA
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    Ward and Smith PA
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Ward and Smith offers significant capabilities in the full range of bankruptcy matters, including workouts, restructurings and litigation. It focuses on lender-side work, acting for regional and national banks, as well as trustees and individuals. The group regularly represents creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings.
  3. Grier Wright Martinez PA
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 3
  4. Hendren Redwine & Malone, PLLC
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 3
  5. Moon, Wright and Houston PLLC
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    2024 | Band 3