Chris provides practical advice to lenders, administrative agents, borrowers, and issuers, in a variety of corporate and commercial finance transactions, including single-lender and syndicated credit facilities. His experience includes acquisition finance, asset-based loans, dealer finance, factoring and supply chain finance arrangements, and representation of public companies in offerings of debt. 

In addition, Chris frequently helps financial institutions, commercial mortgage-backed securities servicers and distressed debt investors efficiently resolve complex distressed loans, in and out of bankruptcy. He also has experience representing creditors in the defense of preference and fraudulent transfer causes of action and acquirers purchasing assets from bankruptcy estates and receivers.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Commercial Finance Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

Honors and Awards

  • Received the 2019 Best Lawyers™ Bankruptcy Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" award in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Selected to the South Carolina  Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, 2016 – 2018
Experience

Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Represented administrative agent in connection with term and revolving facilities for agricultural products company.
  • Represented issuer (a publicly traded technology company) in connection with issuance of senior notes.  
  • Represented a sophisticated financial institution in work-out of distressed asset-based loan with obligors and collateral in the United States, England, and Hong Kong, including forbearance and modification documentation.
  • Represented a leading CMBS servicer in numerous foreclosures and receiverships throughout the Southeastern United States for properties in the retail, office, hotel, industrial and storage sectors.
  • Advised a construction aggregate producer as purchaser of real estate assets in sale pursuant to Bankruptcy Code § 363.
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Bar admissions

South Carolina

North Carolina

Education

  • J.D., University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, University of Richmond Law Review
    • Walter Scott McNeill Law Society
    • Moot Court Board
    • Trial Advocacy Board
    • Hancock Family Scholarship
  • B.A., Furman University: Philosophy and Latin American Studies
    • cum laude
    • Latin American Studies Award