Raleigh-based law firm Smith Debnam today announced that Samuel D. Fleder has been named a partner in the firm. Fleder joined Smith Debnam in 2009 and has been a pivotal member of the firm’s creditors’ rights practice group, representing clients both in North Carolina and South Carolina in matters involving financial services litigation, creditor defense, commercial litigation, foreclosure, and creditor bankruptcy.
Raleigh-based law firm Smith Debnam today announced that eight Smith Debnam attorneys have been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists. Firm managing partner, Jerry T. Myers, as well as John W. Narron, Rose H. Stout, Max R. Rodden, and Bettie Kelley Sousa were included on this year’s North Carolina Super Lawyers list. Lynn Wilson McNally, Alicia Jurney, and Sam Fleder were named to this year’s North Carolina Rising Stars list.
Did you know that we’re only a few decades away from having the highest number of senior citizens in the U.S. that we have ever seen? According to the Pew Research Center, by 2060 there will be just as many people over the age of 85 as under the age of 5. While this dramatic shift is happening around the world, the trend is far more pronounced in the U.S., largely due to longer lifespans and lower birth rates. Longer lifespans mean ballooning health care costs and depleting retirement savings, and in some cases, these will put additional strain on adult children.
The Courts have repeatedly rebuffed the specious defense that securitizing credit card account receivables in essence denies creditors legal standing to pursue their claims. The latest example comes from a recent decision of Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Scott v. Bank of Am., 580 Fed. Appx. 56 (3d Cir. Pa. 2014) Put forth by