AA Contact info

Kathy Barden
Phone: 919.821.6634
Fax: 919.821.6800
kbarden@smithlaw.com

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • All North Carolina State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

University of North Carolina, J.D., 1982

University of North Carolina, B.S., 1979

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Amos U. Priester, IV

Partner
  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6669
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Buck Priester's bankruptcy practice involves representation of creditors in all aspects of their debtor-creditor relationships, including pre-bankruptcy planning and structuring of loans and transactions, negotiating workouts and restructuring problem credit transactions, post-petition financing and plans of reorganization, and representing creditors and debtors in the purchase and sale of financially troubled entities and assets.

Buck also regularly assists clients with all types of corporate financing and commercial transactions, including debt and equity investments, secured and unsecured loans and other credit facilities, and represents purchasers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions or divestitures.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law and Bankruptcy Sections
    • Bankruptcy Law Section Council
    • Former Chairman, Legislative Committee of the Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Turnaround Management Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy (2007-2017)
  • 2014 Raleigh Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Bankruptcy
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

Experience

  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with the bankruptcy of a substantial local residential builder
  • Represented a national banking association in connection with the attempted workout of loans and eventual bankruptcy of a large furniture manufacturing operation in North Carolina
  • Represented a national commercial lender in connection with the attempted workout of troubled loans and eventual bankruptcy of a large commercial farming operation in eastern North Carolina
  • Represented a national banking association in connection with its loans and eventual bankruptcy of a large swine operation in eastern North Carolina
  • Represented a national commercial lender in connection with the workout of troubled loans and eventual sale of a retail pharmacy chain in North Carolina
  • Represented a national banking association in the workout of troubled loans, bankruptcy and eventual sale of a North Carolina golf course and development
  • Represented a large commercial lender in connection with the workout of troubled loans and eventual bankruptcy of a grocery store chain in eastern North Carolina
  • Represented the court-appointed receiver in connection with the foreclosure, environmental clean-up and eventual sale of a large North Carolina hotel
  • Represented a court-appointed receiver in connection with the workout of troubled loans and eventual sale of a North Carolina hotel chain
  • Represented the commercial lending subsidiary of a national insurance company in connection with the workout and restructure of loans for the construction and refurbishment of a large hotel in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Represented the commercial lending subsidiary of a national insurance company in the attempted workout of troubled loans, foreclosure and eventual sale of a Raleigh shopping center
  • Represented the sole shareholder in connection with the attempted workout and eventual bankruptcy of the shareholder’s corporation, which owned three manufactured home manufacturing facilities and over 300 owned and leased sales locations throughout the southeast

News

Publications

  • "Is it the End of Credit Bidding As We Know It?", Amos U. Priester IV and Anna B. Osterhout, Printed in Disclosure Statement, October 2014 (publication of the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association)