Joe, a board-certified specialist in business and consumer bankruptcy, regularly advises and assists businesses, farmers, and individuals, in seeking relief, and all aspects arising in connection with bankruptcy proceedings filed, under Chapters 7, 12, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. In addition, he regularly represents and advises businesses, individuals, creditors, creditor committees, and trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, as well as the prosecution and defense of adversary proceedings and other bankruptcy-related litigation. Aside from bankruptcy, Joe regularly represents and advises clients in business litigation, complex commercial litigation, consumer protection, tax disputes, business law, and agricultural law.
Joe is also a member of the panel established in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and regularly serves as, trustee in small business chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed under subchapter V of chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, enacted by the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”).
Born and raised on a small poultry farm in rural Camden, South Carolina, Joe graduated, magna cum laude, from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, and obtained his Juris Doctor from The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. While in law school, Joe was a member and served as Articles Editor for Campbell Law Review.