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Who are we?

North Carolina lawyers who help clients navigate financial crisis through the smart use of litigation and bankruptcy skills.


Our philosophy is simple: Offer you sophisticated legal work that will have a substantial impact on your life while always keeping an eye on the bottom line.

Who needs us?

People and businesses facing serious financial injury.


For some, aggressive negotiation or a well-crafted lawsuit can resolve a dispute or right a wrong.


For others, bankruptcy or debt workouts are options that can save their business or home, or help them to rebuild their finances.


  • Represent businesses and individuals in complex litigation matters in State Court, North Carolina’s Business Court and Federal Court.
  • Represented businesses and individuals against banks and other financial institutions, including multiple confidential six-figure settlements with banks for:
    • foreclosure fraud,
    • violations of the truth in lending act,
    • violations of North Carolina’s debt collection statutes,
    • improper trash-out of a foreclosed home, causing a family to lose nearly everything they owned,
    • usury,
    • even selling the wrong house in foreclosure.
  • Represented businesses and individuals in a range of cases, including:
    •  Confidential settlement on behalf of contestants in a reality television show in a lawsuit that received international media attention,
    • Six-figure settlement for tortious interference with contract claim,
    • Six-figure settlement against homeowners insurance company for failure to properly investigate a claim,
    • Five-figure settlement with the city of Raleigh on behalf of two men wrongfully arrested outside a club on Glenwood Avenue,
    • A seven-figure settlement for a company founder wrongfully terminated by his former business partner,
    • Fraud and unfair trade practices cases,
    • Securities law lawsuits and arbitrations.
  • Oral arguments before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court, and briefs before the United States Supreme Court and state and federal appellate courts.


  • Successfully help businesses reorganize in Chapter 11 Bankruptcies in the Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina.
  • Represented individuals in complex Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases.
  • Served as creditors’ committee counsel and counsel for bankruptcy trustees.
  • Represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings (lawsuits in Bankruptcy Court) including:
    • High six-figure settlement with a national bank for its violation of the automatic stay with its improper attempts to bring a foreclosure action,
    • Seven-figure settlement of a non-dischargeability action on behalf of a creditor in an Indiana bankruptcy court.

Case studies referenced do not represent this law firm’s or our lawyers’ entire records. Each case is unique and factors outside the control of attorneys and clients can produce very different results .   These case studies are not intended as a guarantee that the same or similar results can be obtained in every matter and you should not assume that a similar result can be obtained for you.


Business Acumen, Legal Experience

Working in management consulting, learning how top management thinks and how banks and financial institutions work, developing analytical business skills and learning negotiation and finally bringing all of that experience to the law has been the ideal route for me. — Jim White in N.C Lawyers Weekly interview

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