Paul A Fanning - Ward and Smith, P.A.

Paul A Fanning

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Mr. Fanning is the leader of the Creditors' Rights Practice Group.  His practice experience encompasses bankruptcy, collections, creditors' rights, and lender liability.  Mr. Fanning concentrates his practice in the representation of creditors in complex bankruptcy cases and state court collection litigation, including workouts, reorganizations, and contested matters.  He is certified by the American Board of Certification and the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law.  Mr. Fanning has represented lenders, trade creditors, farm equipment manufacturers, community associations, contractors and telecommunications companies in various reorganization proceedings, including commercial real estate, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail transactions.  He is experienced in state court foreclosures and receiverships and other aspects of creditor-debtor litigation, including appellate advocacy.  Mr. Fanning has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.

The University of North Carolina at AshevilleBA 1993Wake Forest UniversityJ.D. 1998
•American Board of Certification •Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County•Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation•Community Associations Institute•Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court•Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce•Kiwanis Club of University City•North Carolina Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs•North Carolina Bar Association•North Carolina Creditors Bar Association* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions:

Office Location

120 West Fire Tower Road
P.O. Box 8088
Greenville, NC 27835-8088
United States

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Bankruptcy and Workouts, Collections, Financial Institutions)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy