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J. Ronald Jones - Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law

Smith Debnam Expands Team and Announces Plans to Open Charleston Office

January 09, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. (January 9, 2020) – The Raleigh-based law firm of Smith Debnam today announced the addition of veteran bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorney Ron Jones to the firm, with plans to open an office in Charleston, South Carolina in early February. Jones joins Smith Debnam as a partner and will concentrate his practice and over 30 years of experience in the areas of commercial law and bankruptcy litigation, including all areas of creditors’ rights.

“We’re pleased to have Ron join our firm,” said Jerry Myers, Smith Debnam’s Managing Partner. “His addition is a natural complement to the complex creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation we already practice, particularly given his extensive experience in debtor and creditor representation. With Ron’s addition, we look forward to leveraging his capabilities and strengthening our South Carolina presence with a team in Charleston to better serve our clients.”

A certified specialist in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law by the South Carolina Supreme Court, Jones is licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina, and his client representations include both secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, lessors, investors, asset purchasers, creditors’ committees, and occasionally, debtors. His practice experience also includes real estate law, such as contracts to sell, conveyances, and related title issues.

“I am pleased to be joining such a prestigious firm and helping to fulfill its mission to serve the needs of clients throughout the Carolinas,” said Jones. “As a young lawyer, I started my career at Smith Debnam and as they say, I’ve come full circle. Being a part of the Smith Debnam vision is a great way to continue my career and come back home.”

Before joining Smith Debnam, Jones was a member of the Creditors’ Rights practice group at Nexsen Pruet, and before that, he was at Clawson & Staubes, where he practiced for over 20 years.

Jones earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts from George Washington University, and his law degree from Campbell University School of Law.


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Founded in 1972, Smith Debnam is a leading, multi-practice regional law firm for institutions and private individuals who value a responsible and caring approach from an accomplished team of experienced legal professionals. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, the firm represents clients in Banking, Financial Services, Equipment Leasing, Construction, Mortgage Servicing, Manufacturing, and Professional Services industries. Smith Debnam has extensive experience in state and federal courts across a diverse list of practice areas, including Corporate and Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Foreclosures, Creditor Representation, Consumer Collections, Commercial & Residential Real Estate, Construction Law, Employment Law, Equipment Leasing & Finance, Family Law, Elder Law & Advocacy Services, Trusts & Estates, Probate Litigation, and Tax Law.

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