Educational Experience

  • University of South Carolina, 1986, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa (B.A. and B.S.)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, 1989 (J.D.)

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson (US), LLP, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1989-1999)
  • Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US), LLP, Greenville, South Carolina (1999-2018)

Representative Matters

  • Served as chair of the unsecured creditors committee in large asbestos chapter 11 case pending in bankruptcy court in Charlotte, NC involving complex environmental matters
  • Represented financial institutions in various large workouts and restructurings involving debt between $1 million and $15 million throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • Represented petitioning creditors in involuntary chapter 11 filing of trucking-related debtor where missing funds exceeded $60 million
  • Represented chapter 7 trustee in Ponzi-scheme case with filing of hundreds of adversary proceedings to recover fraudulently transferred funds
  • Represented asset-based lender in various bankruptcy cases throughout South Carolina and North Carolina
  • Represented numerous financial institutions in consumer mortgage-related matters in chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases
  • Represented agricultural lenders in chapter 11 and chapter 12 cases in Eastern North Carolina

Professional Activities & Honors

  • Certified Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law Specialist, South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Certified Business Bankruptcy Law Specialist and Consumer Law Bankruptcy Specialist
  • (North Carolina State Bar)
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, International Association of Commercial Collectors
  • Member, South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Member, J. Bratton Davis American Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Member, South Carolina Bar
  • Member, North Carolina State Bar
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, 20—to 2018
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, 20-- -2018
  • Greenville Legal Elite, 2018

Community Activities

  • Member and President, Board of Directors, International Ballet 2015-present
  • Member and President, Board of Directors, Fall for Greenville, 2005-2008
  • Member and President, Board of Directors, Mental Health America, 2002-2007
  • Member and President, Board of Directors, Mental Health Association of Forsyth County, Inc., 1991-1996
  • Graduate, Leadership Greenville, Class 28, 2001-2002

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina 1989
  • South Carolina 1989
  • Admitted to the United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the District of South Carolina.   Admitted to the United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit