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RCD Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America® recognized three Rayburn Cooper & Durham attorneys in its 2019 edition.

 

Rick Rayburn is listed by Best Lawyers in the areas of:

  • Corporate Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Rayburn has served as the managing shareholder of Rayburn Cooper & Durham for over 30 years. He represents business enterprises and individuals in a wide variety of financial transactions and commercial disputes including corporate and commercial litigation, financial restructurings, business reorganizations, workouts, executive employment contracts and disputes, shareholder disputes, business formations, venture capital infusions, private and public securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, refinancings, and recapitalizations.

 

Al Durham is listed in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Durham has moved to an “Of Counsel” role with the firm. He 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 works with restructuring financing and/or operations outside a formal court proceeding for financially distressed business entities.

 

John R. Miller, Jr. is listed in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He 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 works with restructuring financing and/or operations outside a formal court proceeding for financially distressed business entities.

 

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers has received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

 

About Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. (RCD)

For more than 35 years, Rayburn Cooper & Durham has served both businesses and individuals with bankruptcy and financial restructuring, business litigation and general corporate matters. The attorneys within the firm have extensive experience and provide creative solutions to help clients establish their enterprises, grow and prosper and also protect their rights, assets, and interests. Recognizing the unique needs of their clients, RCD does not represent large banks or financial institutions. RCD – The way forward. www.rcdlaw.net

 

 

 

Posted 07/19/19

In Memoriam: David S. Melin, 1975-2019

Our friend and colleague, David Scott Melin, died on February 1, 2019. Dave was a natural

leader in life and in our firm.   Dave is survived by his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Reagan and Jenna.

Dave practiced with RCD for his entire legal career. He was a tireless worker and committed to his family, clients, and friends.

Dave undertook many roles for our firm and accomplished them all as jobs well done. He was greatly respected by the RCD family, his fellow members of the bar, and by his many clients.

He will be missed by all, but memories of Dave will continue to inspire everyone who knew him.

Posted 02/27/19

RCD Attorneys Named to 2018 Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite

Five attorneys from Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. have been recognized by their peers as 2018 “Legal Elite” in Business North Carolina Magazine’s annual list.

Al Durham – Bankruptcy

Ross Fulton – Litigation

James Gatehouse – Business

David Melin – Litigation

Jack Miller – Bankruptcy

In addition, Rick Rayburn previously received the distinction of being named to the “Legal Elite Hall of Fame” for Bankruptcy Law.

Legal Elite Methodology

Each year, Business North Carolina sends ballot notices to every member of the N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina — asking each a simple question: Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories? Voters are not allowed to vote for themselves. They may select members of their firms only if they pick out-of-firm lawyers in the same categories, with the latter votes weighted more heavily.

About Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. (RCD)

For more than 35 years, Rayburn Cooper & Durham has served both businesses and individuals with bankruptcy and financial restructuring, business litigation and general corporate matters. The attorneys within the firm have extensive experience and provide creative solutions to help clients establish their enterprises, grow and prosper and also protect their rights, assets, and interests. Recognizing the unique needs of their clients, RCD does not represent large banks or financial institutions. RCD – The way forward. www.rcdlaw.net

Posted 01/09/18