Represented William F. Perkins, the examiner appointed in the Chapter 11 cases of HomeGold Financial Inc., HomeGold Inc. and Carolina Investors Inc., pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina, Columbia Division. HomeGold and HomeGold Financial were collectively a subprime mortgage lender funded by the sales to the public of the subordinated debentures of Carolina Investors Inc. Carolina Investors effectively operated as an unregulated bank, and the examiner was appointed to determine the cause of the collapse of the HomeGold/Carolina Investor entities and to determine the claims of the three debtor estates against third parties. The firm assisted the examiner in an extensive series of interviews of the officers and directors of the HomeGold/Carolina Investor entities; review of the relevant documents associated with the failure of the HomeGold/Carolina Investor entities; research and analysis of the claims of the debtors against third parties; preparation of three reports of the examiner; and, advising the examiner, whose powers were expanded to include operation of the debtor entities, on the orderly liquidation of the debtors and the formulation and preparation of a plan and all associated documents.

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Arbitration for national haircutting franchisor against former franchisees' fraud and breach of contract claims
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Putative ERISA class action litigation against national airline
Representation of national airline company and former directors and officers in ERISA stock drop action and related claims in bankruptcy case. more
Project Counsel to the School District of Greenville County, South Carolina in Connection With U.S. $1 Billion Fast-Track Renovation and New School Development Program
Project counsel to the Greenville County, South Carolina School District in connection with its innovative U.S. $1 billion plan to design and more