Archive for June, 2016

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 recapitalizations, workouts and other insolvency work” and is “[r]egularly sighted on some of the most significant matters in North Carolina.”

“‘Rick Rayburn and his team are extraordinary.’”

Richard Rayburn, first ranked in Chambers USA 2007, “is a hugely experienced attorney who is described by sources as a ‘fantastic lawyer’ for bankruptcy work.”

Of counsel Albert Durham, first ranked in Chambers USA in 2009, is “a seasoned practitioner with a wealth of experience representing debtors in the gamut of bankruptcy and restructuring work.”

RCD is one of the smallest law firms in North Carolina to receive accolades from the independent research publisher Chambers and Partners, considered to be among the most prestigious of law firm rating organizations.

The Chambers USA directory is published annually by UK-based Chambers and Partners. The independent guide is compiled by a team of more than 140 researchers based on interviews with lawyers and clients throughout the United States.

Individual lawyers are ranked on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service.  In addition to these qualities, rankings of practices areas are based on the effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole – its strength and depth.

Posted 06/06/16

Objectionable by Necessity: Achieving Appellate Review of Plan Confirmation Denial

Practice in the bankruptcy arena for long enough and you will inevitably run across the following, vexing, situation: debtor files a plan; party in interest objects to a plan provision; Bankruptcy Court sustains the objection and denies confirmation; debtor refuses to go forward with a plan that conforms to the Bankruptcy Court’s ruling, fervently believing that the Bankruptcy Court “got it wrong,” and wants to seek appellate review on the issue. What should a debtor do in this situation?

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Posted 06/01/16