Smith Anderson Adds Depth to its Restructuring, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Practice

(Raleigh, N.C.)  Gerald A. (Jeb) Jeutter, an experienced business law professional, has joined Smith Anderson’s Restructuring, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights practice team as a partner, making it one of the largest and most seasoned teams of this type in the Triangle. The Restructuring, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights team is comprised of skilled business lawyers who counsel businesses of all sizes in all aspects of debtor-creditor relationships, workouts, restructurings, insolvency and corporate reorganizations, and litigation related matters.

The firm’s Restructuring, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights practice team represents companies in debt restructurings and workouts, and helps steer creditors and debtors alike through the uncertainty of any insolvency or bankruptcy issues. The team’s breadth of experience in advising on debtors’ and creditor’s rights, extends both nationally and internationally across a broad array of industries, having represented a major regional airline, an international auto parts manufacturer and various national lenders.

Jeb’s practice has a particular emphasis on corporate restructuring and reorganization, both in and outside of Chapter 11. He also has unique receivership experience, having acted as court appointed receiver at the request of the North Carolina Justice Department in the North Carolina Business Court. Jeb is certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in both business and consumer Bankruptcy Law, and has served as a Chapter 7 and 11 Trustee in North Carolina for many years.

The Restructuring, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights practice team regularly represents diverse parties in business reorganizations and insolvency related matters. They represent borrowers and lenders in credit facilities, debt restructurings and workouts, helping clients carefully structure agreements with safeguards to minimize the risk of loss in the event of insolvency or bankruptcy. Able to assist a struggling company with its full scope of needs, its Chapter 7 and 11 practice, represents commercial debtors, providing the experience and counsel necessary to explore and put into effect the best possible reorganization or liquidation solution. For creditors, they provide counsel in maximizing claim recovery, purchase and sale of assets, restructuring and workout of problem loans, credit and bankruptcy-related litigation, and acquisitions through reorganizations and Section 363 sales. 


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