Archive for November, 2016

Shelley Abel Speaks at North Carolina Bar Association’s 39th Annual Bankruptcy Institute

Shelley Abel, a member of RCD’s Bankruptcy practice group, is scheduled to speak on November 18, 2016, at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 39th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, a continuing legal education program, held this year in New Bern, NC.  Shelley and her co-presenters, Terri Gardner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP and Jennifer Lyday of Waldrep LLP, will speak on Icing on the Cake or Adding Insult to Injury? – The Secured Lender’s Right to Default Interest and Attorneys’ Fees.  Get more information and register to attend this event at

Posted 11/11/16

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 under the lease and the landlord’s interest in having a desirable and financially responsible occupant.

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Posted 11/10/16

U.S. News & Best Lawyers Honors RCD with Top Tier Rankings in “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America included Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. in their “Best Law Firms®” list in the Charlotte metropolitan area for 2017. Following an annual evaluation, U.S. News Media Group awarded RCD rankings in the following practice areas.
– Corporate Law
– Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Also ranked in:
– Commercial Litigation
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro. For more information, please visit

Posted 11/02/16