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REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Matthew T. Houston

Represent a civilly committed individual before the U.S. Supreme Court and 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in pro bono litigation concerning civil rights
Represent corporate and individual clients in various commercial contract disputes and related litigation
Represent secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, including the resolution of secured and unsecured claims, defense of preference actions and claims concerning alleged automatic stay and discharge injunction violations, and advising clients regarding bankruptcy servicing and resolution of claims in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings
Represent secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, including the resolution of secured and unsecured claims.
Represent commercial lenders in all phases of real property foreclosure and sale matters in North Carolina, as well as claim and delivery proceedings for recovery of personal property
Advise large and small employers in employment-related matters, including employer-employee disputes, employer handbook evaluations and revisions, and related matters.
Represent amici clients via amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of North Carolina and United States Bankruptcy Court
Represent corporate clients in shareholder and similar derivative lawsuits in North Carolina Business Court Proceedings
Represent clients in administrative proceedings, including proceedings challenging denial of certifications under the Clean Water Act for an energy provider and state contracting proceedings contesting bid procedures
Represent real estate developer before the North Carolina Court of Appeals in proceedings concerning good-faith purchasers and lis pendens matters
Representation of corporate and individual clients in real estate and property disputes, including summary ejectment proceedings, lease workouts, lien resolutions, construction matters, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Represent individual and corporate clients in occupational and professional licensing proceedings, including proceedings contesting license denials and penalties against licensed parties for the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors and North Carolina Well Contractors Certification Commission
Represent secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, including the resolution of secured and unsecured claims and preference actions
Represent state legislative leaders in constitutional litigation concerning executive and legislative appointment powers
Represent corporate and individual clients in real estate and property disputes, including summary ejectment proceedings, lease workouts, lien resolutions, construction matters, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Represent corporate and individual clients in the North Carolina Business Court and federal courts in defense of breach of contract, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and misrepresentation claims
Representation of commercial lenders in all phases of real property foreclosure and sale matters in North Carolina, as well as claim and delivery proceedings for recovery of personal property.
Represent corporate and individual clients in real estate disputes, including summary ejectment proceedings, lease workouts, lien resolutions, construction matters, and landlord-tenant disputes
Represent a buyer-side real estate broker in a case of first impression under North Carolina’s Commercial Real Estate Broker Lien Act regarding buyer-side brokers’ lien rights
Represent individual and corporate clients in occupational and professional licensing proceedings, including proceedings contesting and appealing license denials and penalties against licensed parties before the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, North Carolina Well Contractors Certification Commission, and North Carolina Consumer Protection Division
Represent corporate and individual clients in the North Carolina Business Court, North Carolina Supreme Court, and federal courts in defending against of breach of contract, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and misrepresentation claims
Represent commercial lenders in receivership actions for a variety of commercial properties, including warehouses, office buildings, and hotels.
Represent commercial lenders in collection litigation and related defensive litigation, including defense of claims against lenders for alleged misconduct in connection with creation and finalization of loan documentation.
Represent corporate and individual clients in real estate disputes, including summary ejectment proceedings, lease workouts, lien resolutions, construction matters, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Represent builders and other construction clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings related to alleged construction defects
Represent commercial lenders in financial services matters, including collection litigation and related defensive litigation such defense of claims against lenders for alleged misconduct in connection with creation and finalization of loan documentation
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