The North Carolina Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section has recognized RCD attorney Al Durham with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award, which recognizes Al’s service to and leadership within the Bankruptcy Bar, was presented at the 39th Annual Bankruptcy Institute in New Bern, NC on November 18, 2016. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a bankruptcy practitioner who, for not less than 25 years, has contributed to the betterment of the NCBA Bankruptcy Section and the profession and who has set an aspiring example for those who follow.
Al has practiced bankruptcy law, appearing in the Bankruptcy Courts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Delaware, for over forty years. Al served as the president of the NCBA’s Bankruptcy Section from 1990-91. He has been a Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law since 1987, the first year the NC Bar certified specialists in these fields.
“Our attorneys regularly benefit from Al’s exceptional knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code and related case law, his untiring dedication to his clients, his attention to detail, and his commitment to civility among members of the bar,” said Rick Rayburn, RCD’s managing shareholder. “Dozens of North Carolina attorneys count Al as a mentor and a friend – someone they trust for his exceptional analytical skills, unmatched treasure trove of cases and articles, and unfailing willingness to share his knowledge. Al is a true stalwart of the North Carolina Bankruptcy Bar.”
Al Durham represents debtors in business workouts and financial reorganizations and trustees, debtors, creditors, and creditors’ committees in business bankruptcies under Chapter 7 or 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. He also assists with restructuring financing and/or operations outside a formal court proceeding for financially distressed businesses.
RCD is proud that Al’s peers have recognized him with this singular honor.