Essex Richards ERISA Litigation Team Earns National Recognition

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have named Essex Richards to their 2023 list of “Best Law Firms” in America. The firm received a national ranking and metropolitan rankings in several practice areas. For the seventh year in a row, Essex Richards earned a national ranking …

Essex Richards Sponsors Young Black Leadership Alliance

On October 6, Essex Richards was proud to sponsor the Young Black Leadership Alliance’s (YBLA) Legacy Builders Luncheon event. Event proceeds support the organization’s programming and scholarships. YBLA was formed in 2006 with the mission of developing young Black high school students into leaders who …

What Is The Automatic Stay And How Does It Work?

By: David DiMatteo and Heather Culp The instant a bankruptcy is filed, a “stay” usually goes into effect, restraining creditors (those owed money or property) from taking certain actions against the debtor (the person or entity that filed for bankruptcy) or against “property of the …

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Heather Culp Quoted by WSOC-TV Regarding EpiCentre Sale

Bankruptcy partner Heather Culp was recently interviewed for a WSOC-TV article covering the sale of Charlotte’s EpiCentre following foreclosure proceedings earlier this year. The property was auctioned Tuesday morning at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse and was sold to the highest bidder, Deutsche Bank Trust Company …

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Retired Partner Lou Lesesne Honored by Davidson College

During Davidson College’s 2022 reunion, retired Essex Richards partner Lou Lesesne was presented with the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have provided leadership or attained recognition within their profession. Davidson remarked that “Lou Lesesne ’67 has passionately and energetically …

Custody Schedules Explained

By: Lauren V. Lewis Child custody has two distinct parts: legal custody and physical custody.  Legal custody relates to who has the authority to make decisions concerning the child.  Physical custody relates to the schedule of when the child will be with each parent.  Talking …