John Bircher, a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy, is consistently recognized as one of the top bankruptcy lawyers in North Carolina.*  He is the current chair of the North Carolina State Bar Bankruptcy Specialization Committee, he is a past chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, he is a past member of the Local Rules Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and he is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.  Furthermore, Mark Hartman, former vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Workouts, Foreclosures and Bankruptcy Committee of the Real Property Section, is consistently recognized as one of the top banking and finance lawyers in the State of North Carolina.**

The firm represents national, regional, state and local lending institutions in a broad range of creditors’ rights matters, including workouts, forbearance agreements, foreclosures, deeds in lieu, bankruptcies, collections actions and lender liability defense.  Additionally, the firm fields calls, texts and emails on a daily basis regarding a wide range of various issues that our clients face, including setoff rights, garnishments, privacy issues, compliance issues and other similar matters.  The Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group relies heavily on its interaction with the firm’s Banking & Finance Group, the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group to provide clients with comprehensive and in-depth representation, using the strengths and experience of the attorneys and paralegals in the firm most qualified to handle the various matters and issues that arise.


*Business North Carolina magazine as a member of the “Legal Elite” in the field of Bankruptcy, 2010, 2013-2021
*Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer in the field of Business Bankruptcy, 2011-2017 and 2020
**Super Lawyers Magazine, Top-Rated Banking Lawyer, Mark S. Hartman 2014-2021