Settlements and Out-of-Court Workouts
Asset Planning and Protection
Civil Litigation, Including:
Business and Commercial Litigation
Fraud, UDTPA, Business Torts
Contract, Warranty, Guaranty
Heather has practiced law for nearly 20 years, in various areas of civil (non-criminal) litigation and in strategies to avoid litigation. The majority of her caseload involves bankruptcy, debtor/creditor relations, business disputes, and other legal issues involving debt, credit or money owed. Her clients are individuals, families, and small business owners with tax, debt or credit issues who are unable to pay their debts in full, and creditors who are owed money. She handles asset planning and protection, collections, exemption planning, debt relief and debt settlement, personal and business reorganization, guaranties, contracts, foreclosures, and many other disputes pertaining to finances. In addition, Heather has significant experience litigating and otherwise resolving discharge and dischargeability issues that can arise in bankruptcy cases, and she regularly serves as a substitute trustee in commercial foreclosures in the greater Charlotte area. She has served as a receiver and as the attorney for receivers and bankruptcy trustees.
Heather is President of the Mecklenburg County Bar, a 5400 member professional organization based in Charlotte. She is also serving a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Foundation. She also volunteers with Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont), handling cases for people who would otherwise be unable to afford representation. Heather is happy to carve out time to speak to attorneys, paralegals, finance professionals, students, and community members about debt and credit education.
Heather’s husband, Chris, is also an attorney practicing in Charlotte, and together they have adopted a total of six Labrador Retrievers from local rescue organizations (the three most recent are pictured below). In her free time, she enjoys reading contemporary fiction (find her profile on Goodreads.com) and roots for her University of Kentucky Wildcats.
We are a debt relief agency helping people file for bankruptcy relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America © 2017-2018 in the area of Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; 2018 in the area of Litigation – Bankruptcy.
Recognized by Thomson Reuters North Carolina Super Lawyers:
Recognized by Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the practice area of bankruptcy, 2011-2016; highest vote getter, 2017.
Recognized by The North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society Inductee, 2017.
AV peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, for ethical standards and legal ability.