William C. Smith, Jr.

William C. Smith, Jr.


Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A.

Recognized since 2014

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

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A member of Manning Fulton's litigation section, William C. Smith, Jr. has a diverse litigation practice. He represents small and large businesses, and individuals in a variety of litigation and administrative law matters, including contract disputes, debt collection, employment, real estate and bankruptcy matters. William represents clients in both federal and state courts.

He also advises both employers and employees on labor and employment issues and related matters, and represents a number of commercial landlords in lease matters and tenant disputes, including eviction and rent collection issues and tenant bankruptcies.

William represents owners, contractors and subcontractors in construction disputes, contract and lien claims tried in the courts and in arbitration. He has also represented developers, landowners and title insurance companies in real estate matters involving boundary, title and easement disputes.

In addition, William works with insurance and real estate agents and appraisers when professional negligence claims are brought against them. William has also represented lease holders in claims brought by or before carriers licensing boards, including the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, State Board of Examiner of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors, Board of Landscape Architects, and Alarm System Licensing Board.

He represents banks and other lenders in establishing receiverships in foreclosures, loan collection and bankruptcy matters, and has also represented businesses and individuals in property tax appeals.

William is recognized in Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite in the area of Bankruptcy (2010, 2011, 2015) and in Best Lawyers© in the area of Litigation-Construction (2014, 2015).

Location

  • 3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500
    Raleigh, NC 27612

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, State of North Carolina

Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association - Member
  • Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR) - Board of Directors

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Awards:

  • Recognized in Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite in the area of Bankruptcy (2010, 2011, 2015) and in Best Lawyers© in the area of Litigation-Construction (2014, 2015).

North Carolina Court of Appeals

  • Carolantic Realty, Inc. v. Matco Group, Inc.
  • Goodman v. Arnold
  • Hedingham v. GLH Builders
  • McLamb et al. v. T.P., Inc.
  • Parkwood Association v. Capital Health Care Investors
  • Vigus v. Milton A. Latta & Sons Dairy Farms, Inc., et al
  • Guyton v. FM Lending Services, Inc.

US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • Clayton v. Raleigh Federal Savings Bank

US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

  • Paragon Commercial Bank v. American Constructors of NC, Inc.

US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

  • Clayton v. Raleigh Federal Savings Bank
  • First Union Nat`l Bank v. Clayton

US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

  • SAK Development, Inc.

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