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.