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Moore & Van Allen Welcomes New Bankruptcy Member

Zachary H. Smith joins the Firm’s Charlotte office
October 2013

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Zachary H. Smith has joined the Firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring team as a Member, based in the firm’s Charlotte office.  Smith concentrates his practice in the areas of distressed situations and bankruptcy, representing strategic investors, creditors, lenders, and debtors in in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including complex restructuring matters pertaining to Puerto Rico. 

“I know I speak for the team when I say we are thrilled to have Zach as the newest member.  His practice will be a tremendous asset to both our clients and the Firm,” stated Bankruptcy Team Leader and Firm Member David Eades.

Moore & Van Allen Chairman Ernie Reigel expressed similar sentiments:  “We welcome Zach and look forward to capitalizing on his national practice experience, which will clearly enrich our Bankruptcy team’s existing relationships and strengths.”

Smith has been featured in Turnarounds & Workouts and Law360, is an author and panelist on bankruptcy and restructuring topics, and is a Lecturer in Law (part-time faculty member) at Boston University School of Law, where he teaches a financial restructuring seminar.  This year alone, Smith has been recognized as one of Law360’s five Bankruptcy “Rising Stars”; as one of Turnarounds & Workouts’ twelve “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers”; and as a New York Metro Super Lawyers’ Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights “Rising Star.”

Smith earned his A.B. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Boston University.  He graduated cum laude from both institutions.