RCD Recognized by U.S. News & Best Lawyers

U.S. News has recognized Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A., in its annual Best Law Firm Awards, ranking RCD regionally in four practice areas. RCD ranked in Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; in Tier 1 for Corporate Law; in Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation; and in […]

Posted 11/21/19 in Honors and Awards

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 […]

Posted 07/19/19 in Uncategorized

RCD Attorneys Named to 2019 Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite

Four attorneys from Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. have been recognized by their peers as 2019 “Legal Elite” in Business North Carolina Magazine’s annual list.   Ross Fulton – Litigation James Gatehouse – Business Jack Miller – Bankruptcy   In addition, Rick Rayburn previously received the distinction of being named […]

Posted 07/08/19 in Honors and Awards

RCD Partners Named as 2019 Super Lawyers®

Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. is pleased to announce that six partners in the firm have been selected for inclusion in 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers®:   2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers Scott Cooper – Business/Corporate Albert Durham – Bankruptcy, Business Ross Fulton – Business Litigation, General Litigation, Employment Litigation […]

Posted 06/28/19 in Honors and Awards

Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. Recognized by Chambers USA 2019

For the thirteenth consecutive year, Chambers USA has recognized Rayburn Cooper & Durham and its attorneys. Chambers USA gives its top Band 1 rating in North Carolina to the firm’s bankruptcy practice, stating that RCD is “[w]idely regarded as a leading firm for debtor-side bankruptcy work, acting for companies in financial difficulties on […]

Posted 06/19/19 in Honors and Awards

Rick Rayburn Speaks at Western North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar

Two shareholders with Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A., participated in the 2019 Western District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar hosted by the Mecklenburg County Bar Association. Jack Miller helped organize the event, which was held on May 10, and it consists of CLE courses, including a View from the Bench […]

Posted 05/17/19 in Events

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 […]

Posted 02/27/19 in Uncategorized

RCD Wins Appeal to Compel Arbitration

The North Carolina Court of Appeals published an opinion in iPayment, Inc. v. Kelly M. Grainger, Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of George Gregory Grainger, et al., North Carolina Court of Appeals Case No. 16-908, on January 2, 2018, reversing the trial court (NC Superior Court, Union County […]

Posted 01/12/18 in Legal Updates

RCD Partners Named as 2018 Super Lawyers®

Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. is pleased to announce that all partners in the firm have been selected for inclusion in 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers®: 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers Scott Cooper – Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance Albert Durham – Bankruptcy Ross Fulton – Business […]

Posted 01/02/18 in Honors and Awards

Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. Recognized by Chambers USA 2017

For the eleventh consecutive year, Chambers USA has recognized Rayburn Cooper & Durham and its attorneys.  Chambers USA gives its top Band 1 rating in North Carolina to the firm’s bankruptcy practice, stating that RCD is “[w]idely regarded as a leading firm for debtor-side bankruptcy work, acting for companies in financial difficulties on […]

Posted 06/06/17 in Honors and Awards

Attorneys Named as 2017 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars

Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. is pleased to announce that the following attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers® and 2017 North Carolina Rising Stars:   2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers W. Scott Cooper – Business/Corporate Albert Durham – Bankruptcy, Business Ross […]

Posted 01/30/17 in Honors and Awards

RCD Attorneys Named to Legal Elite

Three Rayburn Cooper & Durham attorneys have been recognized by their peers as 2017 “Legal Elite” in Business North Carolina Magazine’s annual list. 2017 Legal Elite Shelley Koon Abel – Bankruptcy Ross R. Fulton – Business Litigation John R. Miller, Jr. – Bankruptcy C. Richard Rayburn, Jr. previously received the […]

Posted 01/03/17 in Honors and Awards

Al Durham Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

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 […]

Posted 12/20/16 in Honors and Awards

Assignments, Sublets, and the Importance of Reasonableness

A principle of landlord-tenant law is the power of the tenant to transfer all or part of its lease unless the lease includes provisions that limit that power.  The law of assignments and subleases seeks to strike a balance between the tenant’s interest in the alienability of its legal rights […]

Posted 11/10/16 in Legal Updates

RCD Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America® recognized Rayburn Cooper & Durham attorneys in its 2017 edition. Rick Rayburn is listed by Best Lawyers in the areas of:                                      – Corporate Law, – Bet-the-Company Litigation, – Commercial Litigation, and – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Rayburn has served […]

Posted 08/23/16 in Honors and Awards

Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. Recognized by Chambers USA 2016

For the tenth consecutive year, Chambers USA has recognized Rayburn Cooper & Durham and its attorneys.  Chambers USA gives its top Band 1 rating in North Carolina to the firm’s bankruptcy practice, stating that RCD is “[w]idely regarded as a leading firm for debtor-side bankruptcy work, acting for companies in financial difficulties on […]

Posted 06/06/16 in Honors and Awards

Fourth Circuit Affirms Judgment for RCD Client on Fraud Claim

On May 23, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a judgment obtained by Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. for client RDLG, LLC (view a copy of the Fourth Circuit opinion here).  RCD’s client was granted a default judgment on a fraud claim as a […]

Posted 05/26/16 in Legal Updates

N.C. Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of All Claims Against RCD Client

On May 10, 2016, the North Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed the North Carolina Business Court’s order dismissing all claims against all defendants in Universal Cab Co., Inc. v. City of Charlotte, et al.  Defendant Timothy Newman was represented by RCD attorneys Kirk Hardymon, Ross Fulton and Ben Shook.  All […]

Posted 05/13/16 in Legal Updates

NC Lawyers Weekly features case involving RCD

North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly featured a North Carolina Business Court order in favor of RCD’s client involving an unusual question of law involving injunctions of foreign proceedings.  This cover story for the May 9, 2016, edition is available here. A full copy of the Court’s opinion is available here. Ross […]

Posted 05/09/16 in Legal Updates