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A. Lee Hogewood III

Lee 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. Lee 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. Lee 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.

Lee also 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. Lee 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 — 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law - Raleigh
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America  2008 - 2021 (Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Creditor Debtor Rights, 2006-2019
  • “40 under 40” award from Triangle Business Journal for outstanding achievements in both business and community involvement, 2001
  • 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)
  • 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 Thought Leadership Pages
  • “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
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