Ten 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 Paul Baynard – Bankruptcy, Business W. Scott Cooper – Business/Corporate Albert […]

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 three 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 […]

Posted 08/23/16 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

Shelley Abel Speaks at Western North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar

Shelley Abel, a member of RCD’s Bankruptcy practice group, is scheduled to speak on May 13, 2016, at the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Western North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar, an annual continuing legal education program. Shelley and her co-presenters, Cotten Wright of Grier Furr & Crisp and Glenn Thompson of Hamilton Stephens […]

Posted 04/15/16 in Events

Sixth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment on Non-Dischargeability Claim

On March 28, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a judgment obtained by Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. for client RDLG, LLC (view a copy of the Sixth Circuit opinion here).  RCD was granted summary judgment on a non-dischargeability claim for client RDLG, LLC […]

Posted 04/13/16 in Legal Updates

NC Court of Appeals Affirms Fraudulent Transfer Claim

On March 15, 2016, the North Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment to RCD’s client DWC3, Inc. on a fraudulent transfer claim (view the N.C. Court of Appeals order).  RCD had previously obtained an arbitration award of more than $1 million against Diane Kissel, and here […]

Posted 03/31/16 in Legal Updates

RCD Attorneys Named to 2016 Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite

Two Rayburn Cooper & Durham attorneys have been recognized by their peers as 2016 “Legal Elite” in Business North Carolina Magazine’s annual list. 2016 Legal Elite Shelley Koon Abel – Bankruptcy Jack Miller – Bankruptcy In addition, Rick Rayburn previously received the distinction of being named to the “Legal Elite […]

Posted 02/13/16 in Honors and Awards

Shelley Abel Appointed to Bankruptcy Section Council

RCD member Shelley Abel has been appointed to a three-year term on the Bankruptcy Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA). The Bankruptcy Section provides a means by which members of the North Carolina Bar Association who have a special interest in bankruptcy can come together to discuss […]

Posted 12/01/15 in Honors and Awards

Jack Miller Speaks at North Carolina Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Institute

Jack Miller, a member of RCD’s Bankruptcy practice group, is scheduled to speak on November 6, 2015, at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 38th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, an annual continuing legal education program, held this year in Pinehurst, NC. Jack and his co-presenter, George Sanderson of Ellis & Winters, LLP, […]

Posted 10/30/15 in Events

Three RCD Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

Three attorneys from Rayburn Cooper & Durham were selected for inclusion in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Rick Rayburn was recognized in the areas of: – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, – Bet-the-Company Litigation, – Commercial Litigation, and – Corporate Law. […]

Posted 08/19/15 in Honors and Awards

Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. Recognized by Chambers USA 2015

For the ninth consecutive year, Chambers USA has recognized Rayburn Cooper & Durham and its attorneys. Chambers USA 2015 gives its top rating in North Carolina to the firm’s bankruptcy practice, stating the firm is “a go-to firm on Chapter 11 work” and “a great team.” The RCD bankruptcy team is “[r]ecognized […]

Posted 06/05/15 in Honors and Awards

Jack Miller Speaks at Western North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar

Jack Miller, a member of RCD’s Bankruptcy practice group, is scheduled to speak on May 15, 2015, at the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Western North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar, an annual continuing legal education program. Jack and his co-presenter, Lance Martin of Ward & Smith, P.A., will deliver the topic “Obtaining or […]

Posted 04/15/15 in Events