In Memoriam: Kenneth Franklin Essex (1943-1922)

We offer this memorial to share in our celebration of the life of our founder, partner, colleague, and friend, Ken Essex. Ken passed away on October 13, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma. Strength and persistence were some of Ken’s many …

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 …

Who’ll Get All Your Stuff When You’re Dead?

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so we are posting this adorable dog picture on our website. If you adopt a shelter dog this month, we salute you! It’s also National Estate Planning Awareness Month, so this is our nudge. If you don’t have …

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 …