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A. Lee Hogewood III

Managing Partner, Raleigh Office
Fax +1.919.516.2006
Fax +1.704.331.7598
Mr. Hogewood is the managing partner of the Raleigh office. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on representing creditors in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. Mr. Hogewood litigates in all North Carolina state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court and the North Carolina Business Court. He handles a wide variety of business disputes including commercial and corporate contract disputes, real estate disputes and matters involving fraud, misrepresentation and unfair and deceptive trade practices. He also has significant experience defending commercial and consumer lenders in litigation in federal, state, and bankruptcy court in a wide variety of lender liability actions. Mr. Hogewood has represented clients before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Mr. Hogewood regularly advises clients regarding the resolution of financial disputes through consensual out of court restructurings. Additionally, he represents purchasers of assets from financially distressed companies, particularly through the Section 363 bankruptcy sale process. Mr. Hogewood served as the chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section from 2009-2010 and continues to be active in the Bankruptcy Section and the North Carolina Bar Association.


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2012 — 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law - Raleigh
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2008-2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2019
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Creditor Debtor Rights, 2006-2019
  • Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine, Bankruptcy Law, 2005-2017
  • “40 under 40” award from Triangle Business Journal for outstanding achievements in both business and community involvement, 2001

Professional/Civic Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section Vice Chair, 2008-2009, Chair 2009-2010)
  • Wake County Bar Association (Lawyer Support Committee, Co-Chair, 2000-2001; Chair, 2002-2008)
  • Wake County Bar Association and 10th Judicial District (Board of Directors, 2006-2007)
  • Saint Savior’s Center, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2015- 2018)
  • Christ Church (Stewardship Committee, 2001-2013; Co-Chair 2010- 2013)
  • Christ Church Capital Campaign Committee (2001-2002)
  • The Raleigh School
    • Board of Directors, 2001-2002
    • Development Committee, Chair, 2001-2002
    • Campus Design Committee, 1999-2000
    • Annual Fund Chair, 2003-2004, 2007-2009
  • Wake Enterprises, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1997-2003)

Speaking Engagements

  • GM/Successor Liability Sale Issues: What Now?,” American Bankruptcy Institute, 22d Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Concurrent Panel Discussion, July 2017
  • “Negotiating a Section 363 Asset Sale and Financing the Sale Process Before and During the Bankruptcy Proceeding,” North Carolina Bar Association, 38th Annual Bankruptcy Institute (2015)
  • “Contested Confirmation Battles and Trial” North Carolina Bar Association, 36th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, November 2013
  • “Attacking the Secured Lender: New Ideas for an Old Strategy – Yellowstone and Beyond…,” American Bankruptcy Institute, 31st Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Panel Discussion, September 2011
  • “Evidence Demonstration: Using Experts at Trial,” American Bankruptcy Institute, 35th Annual Judge Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice, March 2011
  • “TOUSA and Clawback Claims,” American Bankruptcy Institute, 15th Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Concurrent Panel Discussion, July 2010
  • “Banking Regulations,” North Carolina Bar Association, 32d Annual Bankruptcy Institute, November 2009
  • “Automatic Stay Issues,” North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy for the Non-Bankruptcy Attorney, September 2009
  • "Current Issues in Chapter 11," Panel Presentation, Eastern Bankruptcy Institute (EBI), May 30, 2008
  • "The Automatic Stay - Exceptions, Corrections and Deceptions - What's New Under 362?" North Carolina Bar Association 29th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Speaker, November 2006
  • "Automatic Stay," North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy for the Non-Bankruptcy Attorney CLE, Speaker, September 2006
  • "Protecting Clients with Interests in the Tobacco Transition Payment Program," North Carolina Bar Association CLE, Speaker, September 2005
  • "Hot Topics in Commercial Leases," 2004 Annual North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Meeting, November 2004

Additional Information

  • “Ancillary and Other Cross Border Cases -- Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code,” North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual (7th ed.) (2017)
  • “Ancillary and Other Cross Border Cases -- Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code,” North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual (6th ed.) (2007)
  • “The First Chapter 11 Symposium,” co-author with Lacy H. Reaves, North Carolina Bar Association, 1996
  • “Bankruptcy's Effect on Foreclosure,” Wake Forest CLE Publication, Real Property Manual, 1992
  • “Fighting Chance Before Sunset,” Comment, Chapter 12 in the Eastern District, 24 Wake Forest Law Review 687, 1989
  • Representation of operator of skilled nursing facilities in the successful acquisition of the assets of a Chapter 11 debtor in a Section 363 auction process.
  • Representation of Chinese company in connection with diligence and potential acquisition of assets, including vessels, out of a Chapter 11 case pending in Houston, Texas
  • Representation of secured creditors in Chapter 11 real estate cases, including defense of lender liability adversary proceedings.
  • Representation of creditors in federal and state trial and appellate courts in connection with successor liability and other creditors rights issues.
  • In re Bass, 366 N.C. 464, 738 S.E.2d 173 (2013) North Carolina Supreme Court reversed the North Carolina Court of Appeals decision on an issue of first impression regarding the sufficiency of a stamped endorsement to transfer a note under the UCC.
  • Representation of corporate clients in federal court and North Carolina Business Court in defense of breach of contract, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices and misrepresentation claims.
  • Representation of corporate clients in federal court and North Carolina Business Court real estate and land use disputes and litigation, including title disputes, environmental issues and landlord tenant disputes.
  • Preference and other lender liability defense.
  • Represented secured creditor in successful recovery of collateral and dismissal of asserted lender liability claims in connection with multiple related Chapter 11 proceedings, litigation and out of court restructurings.
  • Represented successful stalking horse bidder in acquisition of various medical assets in a 363 sale.
  • Represented successful competing bidder in acquisition of CON rights and real estate in a 363 sale.
  • Represented potential bidder in a Chapter 11 sale for specialized vessel in a maritime Chapter 11 case.
  • Represented bidder for technology assets in Section 363 auction.
  • Represented financial institution in construction contractor workout, successfully collecting several million dollars in disputed claims.
  • Represented airplane manufacturer in chapter 11 case of local airline.
  • Representation of lenders in connection with post-petition financings.
  • Representation of landlords in bankruptcy lease assumptions and rejections.
  • Active Pro Bono case load, including cases on behalf of prisoners, civil detainees and victims of race discrimination.