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Christine L. Myatt

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Overview

To get a sense of Christy as a professional, you only need to look at her accomplishments: 

  • 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
  • Named a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights Law (2009-2012)
  • Named a one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2010
  • Named as one of leadings lawyers in NC for business by Chambers USA (2012 -2013)

 To get a sense of Christy as a person, you only need to look at her headlines:

  • “Balancing Act: Women attorneys maintain successful personal and professional life by finding the right mixture of the two.”
  • Getting off the Slope: Bankruptcy attorney helps clients- and skiers- get back on their feet.”

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Education
  • Wake Forest University, J.D., 1982
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 1979
Bar 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

Christy is a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization and a Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification

Her current professional memberships and activities include: 

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors (2013 -2016);  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 – Former Member, Standing Committee on Legal Specialization (2005-2007)
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute SE, Advisory Committee (2014 - present)
  • Member, NC Board of Legal Specialization, Long Range Planning Committee (2013 -present)
  • Greensboro Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division, President (1990-1991)
  • Clerked for the Honorable James B. Wolfe, Jr., formerly Chief, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina

In the civic area, Christy currently serves as a board member and chair of the Finance Committee for Habitat for Humanity, Greater Greensboro and also serves as a member of the Greensboro Sports Council. She is a member of the National Ski Patrol and formerly served as the Legal Advisor to the National Ski Patrol Association, Southern Division.  She is the former Chairman and a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central N.C. Chapter and recently served as an Assistant Coach for the First Tee program.  Her goal is to return to her coaching duties after she completes her support and sponsorship of her high school golfing son.

  • Member, Greensboro Sports Council (2014 – present)

Christy Recognized

Myatt, Christy recognition 

 

 

  • Representing bondholders owed in excess of $74 million in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving the State Fair of Virginia 
  • Serving as local counsel to large NC poultry operation in liquidating Chapter 11 case
  • Representing a secured creditor in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving an apartment complex
  • Representing a secured creditor in obtaining dismissal of a Chapter 11 case involving medical office building
  • Representing a judgment lien creditor in obtaining dismissal of individual and related entity bankruptcy cases based on serial filings
  • Representing various Chapter 15 debtors involving foreign parent entity insolvency proceeding
  • Acting as local counsel for $174 million secured debt in a 475 multi-state convenience store chain Chapter 11 case
  • Representing a guarantor in a non-bankruptcy workout involving $100 million of construction-related bank debt
  • Representing various lenders in low income housing tax credit finance transactions
  • Serving as receiver in various state and federal matters on behalf of creditors and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, one which involved the recovery of money from Costa Rica
Overview

Christy has recently spoken and authored the following:

  • Acquiring the Assets of a Distressed Company: A Buyer’s Guide to Selecting the Best Sale Process, American Bankruptcy Institute, 19th Annual SE Bankruptcy Workshop, joint article, 2014
  • Shutting the Doors:  Issues Related to Closing Down a Business, 2011
  • Dealing with Troubled Companies, 2011
  • State Court Receiverships and Assignment for Benefit of Creditors, 2011
  • Forbearance Agreements,  2011
  • Accountant's Role in Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Related Tax Issues (Author/Presenter), NCCPA Annual Tax Seminar, November 2009
  • 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

During the warmer months, Christy spends her time outside of the office on the golf course with her son, a prodigious golfer with a 2 handicap.  As his sponsor and sometime caddy, they have travelled to tournaments throughout the Southeast and to Scotland and Ireland.  Christy recently had her first hole in one and hopes to follow that with many more.

When the snow starts to fall, Christy can be found working at Sugar Mountain. She started patrolling the North Carolina ski slopes in 1976 and has been certified as a Senior Ski Patroller. Of course, this is based on skill level rather than on age!

A typical day on the slopes starts around 7:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm when all of the skiers are off the mountain.  Unfortunately injuries abound on the ski slopes where beginners take to the hill with little or no experience or teaching.  Most injuries involve soft-tissue injuries to the knees or dislocations of shoulders or wrists but occasionally, there are more serious injuries like broken bones, concussions and heart attacks.  In such life and death situations, quick and decisive action must be taken which is not dissimilar to her experience as a bankruptcy attorney.

As if patrolling does not provide enough exhilaration, Christy also skis competitively. She won the Gold Medal at the 2008 NASTAR National Championships in Colorado in her young age group.

Christy Myatt main bio photoChristy Myatt outside NP photo

“Dealing with distressed assets is an art, not a science. It takes experience, knowledge, and creativity to formulate an effective legal solution to a business problem.”