Christine Myatt represents a wide variety of banking and financial institutions on real estate, construction, development and tax credit lending transactions and in workouts, debt restructuring and bankruptcy.
She further has extensive experience representing trustees, creditor's committees, debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, guarantors, and others in numerous bankruptcy and workout cases in North Carolina, the Southern District of New York and Delaware.
Ms. Myatt has served as a receiver in various state and federal matters on behalf of various creditors and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Collection of Attorney's Fees Under Section 506(b) (Co-Author), 9th Annual North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute, 1986
- Use, Sale and Lease of Collateral and Post-Petition Financing (Co-Author), National Business Institute, 1988
- An Overview of Surety and Bankruptcy Law (Contributing Author), Defense Research Institute, 1990
- Discharge, Dischargeability, Redemption and Reaffirmation (Author), 12th Annual North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute, 1989
- Leases v. Secured Transactions: Recognizing a True Lease (Author), Hot Topics for the Business Lawyer, 1989
- Creditor Strategies in Chapter 11 (Author), Bankruptcy Seminar for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1989
- Practical Administration in Small Business Bankruptcy (Author), Greensboro Bar Association, 1991
- Liens and Credit Issues (Co-Author), National Business Institute, 1992
- Bankruptcy and the Secured Creditor (Author), National Business Institute, 1994
- Classification of Claims and Interests - Judicially-Created Chaos (Author), 17th Annual North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute, 1994
Accountant's Role in Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Related Tax Issues, (Author/Presenter), NCCPA Annual Tax Seminar, November 2009
- Board Certified: Bankruptcy Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization
- Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification
- Clerked for the Honorable James B. Wolfe, Jr., formerly Chief, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina
- North Carolina Bar Association - Bankruptcy Section, Chair (2004-2005) Vice Chair, Council (1991-1994); Business Law Curriculum Committee, Former Chair
- North Carolina State Bar - Board of Legal Specialization, Chair (1997-1998)
- American Bar Association - Member, Standing Committee on Legal Specialization (2005-2007)
- Greensboro Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division, President (1990-1991)
- Named among North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in bankruptcy law by Business North Carolina for seven consecutive years and was 1st in votes in bankruptcy law for 2010
- North Carolina "Super Lawyer" for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights Law (2009-2011)
- Best Lawyers in America since 2010
Lead counsel in various lending transactions involving hotel construction, senior housing, tax credits, veteran housing construction and apartment construction in North and South Carolina.
SEC v. Elfindepan, SA. et. al, MDNC (appointed receiver to pursue recovery of approximately $42 million assets lost in Ponzi scheme by over 2000 U.S. and foreign investors)
Bostic Construction and related real estate entities (guarantor representation involving over $100 million liabilities resulting from bankruptcy of large southeast construction company)
EZ Serve Convenience Stores (local counsel for secured creditor owed in excess of $174 million by 475 multi-state convenience store chain)(C-11)
Burlington Industries (landlord representation for assumption and assignment of corporate office to W.L.Ross entity)(C-11)
Council Craftsman, Inc. (represented unsecured committee in sale of assets. Anticipated distribution to unsecured creditors is approx. 21%)(C-11)
US Furniture Industries (represented debtor in out-of-court liquidation/ 100% distribution to creditors except disputed landlord claim)
Hickory White Company (committee representation resulting in multi-million dollar sale of assets and distribution of 25% to unsecured creditors) (C-11)
Anderson, et al. v. Brokers, Inc. (In re Brokers, Inc.), 363 B.R. 458 (Bankr. M.D.N.C. 2007)
Crown Financial Ltd., 183 B.R. 719 (Bankr. M.D.N.C., 1995)
- Nexsen Pruet Ranked Among Top in the Carolinas; Legal Guide Recognizes Sixteen Attorneys and Six Practice Areas
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce its ranking in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners USA.
- Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized by N.C. Peers; 14 Named to 2013 Super Lawyers® Lists
Fourteen Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named "Super Lawyers" in North Carolina.
- Seven Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Honored as North Carolina's "Legal Elite"
Attorneys Charlie Carter, Harper Heckman, Ben Kahn, John Mabe, David Senter and William Wilcox have all been neamed to Business North Carolina's list of "Legal Elite" for 2013.
- "Balancing Act: Women attorneys maintain successful personal and professional life by finding the right mixture of the two."
The October 2012 edition of Business North Carolina magazine features a "Women in Law" report and examines how female attorneys, including Nexsen Pruet's Chirsty Myatt, balance responsibilities at work and home.
- 13 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2013
Thirteen Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named as a "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 by Best Lawyers in America®.
- Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list for 2013.
- Nexsen Pruet Attorneys and Practice Groups Ranked Among Top in the Carolinas
Nexsen Pruet attorneys and practice areas have been recognized by a leading legal directory in both North and South Carolina.
- "Christy Myatt and the Ponzi Scheme Case That Took Her Around the World"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Christy Myatt discusses SEC v. Elfindepan, S.A., et al.
- “Getting Off the Slope; Bankruptcy attorney helps clients–and skiers–get back on their feet.”
The 2012 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers® profiles Nexsen Pruet attorney Christy Myatt.
- North Carolina Attorneys Honored as “Legal Elite”
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that eight of its attorneys have been named to Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” list for 2012.
- 62 Attorneys Named to the 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 62 of its attorneys have been named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®.
- Attorneys Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers®
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that nine attorneys from the firm’s Greensboro and Charlotte offices have been named to the 2011 list of North Carolina Super Lawyers®. Two attorneys are named as North Carolina “Rising Stars.”
- Fifty-nine Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America®; Five Practice Areas Listed Among Top in the Carolinas
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 59 of its attorneys have been named to the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers®.
- "Bankruptcy filings up more than 15.2% in Middle District"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Christy Myatt offers insight about why so many North Carolina businesses are in financial trouble in the January 29th edition of the Triad Business Journal.
- Charlotte and Greensboro Attorneys Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers®
Nine attorneys from the Charlotte and Greensboro offices of Nexsen Pruet have been named to the 2010 list of North Carolina Super Lawyers®. Four more attorneys are named as “North Carolina Rising Stars.”
- Two Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Top “Legal Elite” List; Five Recognized By Business North Carolina Magazine
Five Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been listed in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite.” The listings appear in magazine’s January 2010 issue.
- Fifty-eight Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America®
Fifty-eight Nexsen Pruet attorneys will be included in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
- Christy Myatt Honored as Leading Businesswoman by Triad Business Journal
Christy Myatt, a Member in Nexsen Pruet’s Greensboro office, has been selected as a recipient of a “Women in Business” award by the Triad Business Journal.
- "Thornburg Mortgage to file bankruptcy"
Nexsen Pruet member (partner) Christy Myatt offers insight after Thornburg Mortgage Inc. announces plans to file for bankruptcy protection.
- Eight Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named Among North Carolina’s Super Lawyers®
Greensboro – Eight attorneys in the Greensboro office of Nexsen Pruet, PLLC have been named to the 2009 list of North Carolina Super Lawyers®.
- Ten Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named as "Legal Elite"
Ten Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite.”
- Nexsen Pruet Creates Distressed Property and Workout Practice Group
The new group will provide clients with resources, skills and experience to help navigate issues that emerge during periods of economic and financial uncertainty.
- Fradulent Transfers
Avoidence of fraudulent transfers differs from avoidance of preferences. Preferences represent legitimate payments honestly owed; a fraudulent transfer generally is viewed as one that skews the division of property among creditors and wrongfully depletes the estate—although such is not always the case. While preference avoidance aims to ensure that all unsecured creditors are treated equally, the avoidance of fraudulent transfer focuses on the relationship between the debtor and the creditor.
- Preference Actions
The preference provisions of the Bankruptcy Code allow a trustee to recover transfers made to creditors during ninety (90) days prior to the petition date (the “preference period”) in order to share the value of the transferred property among all creditors. The concept of preference recovery was designed as way to help all creditors share the pain of a bankruptcy filing, and to prevent the debtor (or circumstances) from “preferring” one creditor over another.
- State Court Receiverships and Assignments for Benefit of Creditors
When questions arise regarding the available options for liquidation of a company, or preservation of a company’s assets, contact one of the members of the Bankruptcy/Creditor’s Rights Group at Nexsen Pruet for advice.
- Liquidations / Dissolutions - Issues Related to Closing Down a Business
Issues related to closing down a business -
- Why Should You Shut the Doors
- How Do You Shut the Doors - Procedural Options
- When Should You Shut the Doors - Timing Issues
- Fiduciary Obligations in Shutting the Doors
- Employment of Professionals - Attorneys and Accountants
- Dealing with Creditors and Customers
- Mechanics of an Out of Court Liquidation
- Dealing with Troubled Companies
Doing business with troubled companies can result in your own company incurring significant losses. Learn what you should do to protect your business against a customer’s bankruptcy; what pre-bankruptcy remedies are available upon a customer’s default; and what impact bankruptcy may have on your collection strategies.
- Wake Forest University, B.A., 1979
- Wake Forest University, J.D., 1982
Bar & Court Admissions
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
Civic & Professional Memberships
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- American Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Turnaround Management Association