Smith Debnam Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Blackwell

April 30, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. (April 30, 2020) – Smith Debnam today announced the addition of South Carolina attorney Elizabeth A. Blackwell to the firm. Blackwell joins Smith Debnam as a partner within the firm’s corporate and business law practice group. Blackwell will concentrate her practice in the area of business litigation, commercial leasing, creditors’ rights, foreclosure, and commercial bankruptcy. She will operate out of Smith Debnam’s South Carolina office located in downtown Charleston.

Before joining Smith Debnam, Blackwell worked at Turner Padget Graham and Laney, where she represented financial institutions and corporate clients in transactional matters involving real estate, restructuring agreements, and contract negotiations. Blackwell earned her undergraduate degree in 2005 from the University of Georgia, and her J.D. and M.B.A from the University of South Carolina in 2009.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Elizabeth to our firm,” said Jerry Myers, Smith Debnam’s Managing Partner. “Her addition bolsters our business litigation capacity in South Carolina, and her experience in creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation fits nicely with our existing capabilities. We look forward to leveraging her strengths and experience as we continue to expand our footprint in South Carolina to better serve our clients.”

Blackwell is licensed in South Carolina, and her client representations include local and regional banks, lenders, small business owners, and investors.


About Smith Debnam

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, with an additional office in Charleston, South 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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