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Essex Richards Attorneys John Woodman and Heather Culp Speak at North Carolina Bar Association Seminar

Essex Richards partners John Woodman and Heather Culp educated North Carolina attorneys on debt and credit issues via the North Carolina Bar Association’s September 2020 Expert Series CLE. Through the Expert Series, the NCBA offers its 19,000 members as part of their dues a single continuing legal education seminar each month on timely topics of broad interest to the legal profession. The NCBA is the leading provider of continuing legal education to North Carolina attorneys.

Woodman and Culp’s presentation “Masters of (Financial) Disaster: Debtor/Creditor Remedies” provides legal professionals training on the tools available to borrowers and lenders, with special attention to evolving remedies and developments under the CARES Act and other pandemic legislation. Woodman and Culp share lessons learned from their combined 25+ years representing and advising clients as to debtor/creditor matters in bankruptcy court, North Carolina state court, and federal court.

John Woodman primarily focuses his practice on commercial bankruptcy. He regularly represents debtors in both Chapter 11 and Subchapter V matters, receivers, and bankruptcy trustees, as well as owners or insiders of distressed companies. John practices before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina and serves on various committees within the district. He has experience before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina as well as the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Heather Culp founded Essex Richards’ bankruptcy practice. She has practiced law for over 20 years and the majority of her caseload involves bankruptcy, insolvency and other debtor/creditor relations, and commercial litigation. Heather is a member of the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina, appointed by the Bankruptcy Administrator to oversee and administer Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. A former Mecklenburg County Bar president (2017-2018), she is serving a three-year term on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina State Bar Plan for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and a three-year term as chair of the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s Programs Committee and in the accompanying seat on the Foundation’s Board of Governors.

Learn more about the seminar and access it here.