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Brian R. Anderson

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Overview

Brian Anderson concentrates his practice on bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and commercial litigation. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. 

He regularly represents banking and financial institutions, credit unions, businesses, contractors, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, executors, and guarantors before state and federal courts and delivers counsel on a wide range of matters, including complex Chapter 11 cases, avoidance actions, adversary proceedings, and out-of-court workouts.

In addition, Brian serves as a United States Bankruptcy Trustee for the Middle District of North Carolina. 

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Education
  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, B.S., 2002
Bar Admissions

North Carolina

District Court Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Civic & Professional Memberships
  • Panel Trustee, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Board of Directors/Treasurer, Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar, Inc.
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy Law Specialty Committee, North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Former CLE Committee Co-Chair, North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section 
  • Former Council Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina Chapter, Past President
  • Communications Committee Member, Federal Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Former Committee Member, Wills For Heroes Committee, North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Habitat for Humanity
Recognitions
  • Recognized by the American Bankruptcy Institute as a “40 Under 40” Emerging Leader in Insolvency Practice
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, North Carolina 2017-2019
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers® "Rising Star" - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2014-2018
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite in Bankruptcy; 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Overview

Speaking:

  • Middle District of North Carolina Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Can Debtors Have Their Cake and Eat It Too Under § 521?, 22nd Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, American Bankruptcy Institute, July 2017
  • Bankruptcy Hot Topics, North Carolina Creditors Bar Association Winter Conference, February 2017
  • Suretyship and the Effects of Bankruptcy, NC Bar Association Construction Law Section, Winter 2014

Writing:

  • Domestic Support Obligations and Property Division Claims in Bankruptcy, Middle District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar Manuscript, April 2018
  • North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual, Eighth Edition, Chapter XIX Creditors’ Committees
  • Surrender Revisited: Current Issues Relating to Surrender of Collateral in Chapter 7 and 13 Cases, Middle District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar Manuscript, April 2017
  • "North Carolina Supreme Court Finds Lender Had No Duty To Disclose Appraisals to Borrowers", The Property Line, published by the Real Property Section of the NC Bar Association, March 2016
  • Co-Author: "Maximizing Recoveries for Unsecured Creditors in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases" (as part of Inside the Minds: Creditors' Rights in Chapter 11 Cases, Aspatore, 2016)
  • Co-Author, Service of Process Issues in Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar Manuscript, April 2015
  • "Suretyship and the Effects of Bankruptcy," NC Bar Association Construction Law Section, Winter 2014 Program Manuscript
  • "Hey! What About Me? Staying or Releasing Claims Against Non-Debtor Third Parties," MDNC Annual Bankruptcy Seminar 2014
  • “I SURRENDER! NOW WHAT? The Effect and Extent of the Surrender of Real Estate Collateral in Chapter 7 Cases and Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 Plan Provisions,” 2013 MDNC Annual Bankruptcy Seminar Manuscript
  • Reaffirmation Agreements: Why They Get Set for Hearing and How Debtors and their Attorneys Can (Possibly) Avoid a Trip to Court,” 2010 MDNC Annual Bankruptcy Seminar Manuscript
  • Reaffirming a Debt on Property Purchased With a Department Store Credit Card? Look Before You Leap…, Disclosure Statement (NCBA’s Bankruptcy Law Section), Vol. 31, No. 1, Oct. 2009
  • Case Update –2009, 2010 MDNC Annual Bankruptcy Seminar Manuscript

When not in the office, you will likely find Brian spending time outdoors with his wife and two kids. An avid runner, you also may find him on the trails and greenways of Greensboro training for his next endurance event.

"Lawyers are traditionally thought of as problem solvers, but the best lawyers can anticipate problems before they arise and plan accordingly."