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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Acquisition work for Diageo PLC
Assisted Diageo PLC with various aspects of an acquisition of portions of Seagram Spirits division, including transfer of domain names, performance more
Improper trading activity by an investment adviser
Represented financial institution and investment adviser in alleged improper trading activity by a portfolio manager. more
Catastrophic injury services for chemical burn injury to industrial plant operator
Represented a man working as a chemical operator in an industrial plant.  He suffered severe burns when heated ingredients at near boiling point more
Bankruptcy case for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Assisted one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia as the secured party lender in recovery of multiple properties that served as more