Chris Coleman

Business Bankruptcy, Healthcare Restructuring and Insolvency, Long-term Care Financing Transactions

(336) 738-0113
Chris Coleman

Chris is an associate at Waldrep LLP. He focuses his practice on restructuring and insolvency matters, including representing companies throughout the bankruptcy process. Chris also assists the firm's long-term care and senior housing clients with regulatory and transactional matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marcia Phillips Parsons, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2018, where he completed the Concentration in Business Transactions. While in law school, Chris interned with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission. During that time, he also served as the managing editor for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and as an articles editor for the Tennessee Law Review.

In his final year of law school, Chris and his partner structured and negotiated a simulated transaction that won the Southeast Transactional LawMeets Competition. In 2018, he received the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence for distinguished bankruptcy coursework for a paper he co-wrote on the 2013 American Airlines restructuring and subsequent merger with US Airways.


  • B.A., Carson-Newman College (2012)
  • M.Div., Wake Forest University (2015)
  • J.D., University of Tennessee, cum laude (2018) | Managing Editor, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law | Articles Editor, Tennessee Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2018
  • United States District Court - Middle District of North Carolina, 2019
  • United States District Court - Western District of North Carolina, 2019
  • United States District Court - Eastern District of North Carolina, 2019

Professional Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association (Member, Business Law Section)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member, Bankruptcy Section)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Turnaround Management Association

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