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Jessica Dickerson Joins Waldrep LLP

Apr 27, 2020

We are proud and excited to welcome Jessica Dickerson to an Of Counsel position at Waldrep LLP! Jessica's practice will be centered around corporate transactions and healthcare.

Jessica’s experience includes advising public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, corporate governance, securities regulation and compliance matters, and other general corporate and securities matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Jessica was an associate in the corporate and securities practice group and a member of the Public Company Advisors Team at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP in Winston-Salem, NC. She also previously served as an associate in the corporate/M&A practice group at K&L Gates, LLP in Washington, DC and as a Special Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, also in Washington, DC.

Waldrep LLP Team Update: Evan Lee

Apr 13, 2020

We are excited to welcome associate Evan Lee to Waldrep LLP! Evan will start on April 20. He comes to us with previous experience as an associate at Beaman and Bennington, PLLC in Wilson, NC where he focused on consumer bankruptcy, residential real estate, trust and estate planning, and local government law.

Evan will be an integral part of the firm's business bankruptcy practice, primarily focusing on Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 matters as well as assisting with Jim Lanik's Chapter 7 Trustee practice. Evan will also have the opportunity to use his considerable commercial real estate experience in the firm's long-term care financing transactions practice

Waldrep LLP Joins the Chambers of Commerce

Apr 08, 2020

We are proud new members of the Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. Chamber of Commerce, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and Business High Point - Chamber of Commerce. Albeit virtually, we are looking forward to building connections with our fellow members!

Waldrep LLP is ready to support the Triad Community during this trying time.

Waldrep LLP Innovates at Lawyerist's LabCon

Mar 10, 2020

At Waldrep LLP, we are excited that Partner Jim Lanik will be attending Lawyerist’s LabCon in Atlanta from March 15 - 18. Jim will represent Waldrep LLP as he joins a “crew of ahead-of-the-curve lawyers to reimagine the practice of law, rethink how lawyers and their clients work together, and retool . . . law firm business models for the next decade.”

As the legal industry slowly evolves to a more client-centered, technological, business-minded practice, Waldrep LLP aims to be an early adapter of integrated law firm management and practice strategy. Working with Lawyerist and like-minded peers, Waldrep LLP partners look to adapt roles as attorney-entrepreneurs: innovating to efficiently and effectively solve legal problems for clients.

Introducing the Small Business Reorganization Act

Mar 03, 2020

The Small Business Reorganization Act (the “SBRA”) went into effect on February 19, 2020. It amends the Bankruptcy Code by adding a new subchapter under Chapter 11 for small business debtors. The SBRA does not repeal existing Chapter 11 provisions but provides an alternative procedure that small business debtors can elect to use. The SBRA only applies to business debtors with liquidated secured and unsecured debts totaling less than $2,725,625.

With the assistance of a private trustee, the SBRA provides a fast track for small businesses to confirm a consensual bankruptcy plan. SBRA’s key provisions seek to:

  • lessen certain procedural burdens and costs
  • increase a debtor’s ability to negotiate a reorganization while retaining control of their business
  • accelerate the reorganization process

At Waldrep LLP, we represent small businesses facing financial distress both inside and outside of bankruptcy proceedings. We look forward to having the SBRA as an option for our clients.

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