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If Byron Saintsing could have any superpower, he’d choose the ability to predict the future. In the areas of business and construction law, equipment leasing and financing, and commercial creditor bankruptcy, Byron says that not a week goes by where he doesn’t attempt to do just that. Fortunately for Byron – and his clients – he doesn’t need a crystal ball to be the accomplished litigator that he is. After three decades of working closely with clients within these industries, Byron’s in-depth industry acumen and business sense are as close to spot-on as one can get. The result is his keen ability to pick up on the subtle patterns within a case that enable him to foresee likely outcomes and guide his clients accordingly.
Creditor clients frequently come to Byron for assistance with workouts and restructurings, as well as receiverships and bankruptcies. Clients in the construction and heavy equipment leasing industries rely on him to handle their mechanics liens, bond claims, delay claims, warranty disputes, and numerous bankruptcy issues. Clients seek Byron out for his ability to foster solutions in cases where the possibility of an equitable resolution seems beyond reach.
Byron earned his B.A. cum laude from Wake Forest University and his J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His deep and refined level of knowledge in his field is prized; in addition to lecturing and extensive writing, Byron edited materials on North Carolina’s adoption of Article 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code. He stays informed and up-to-date through involvement in several associations concerned with construction and commercial law, including the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, where he formerly served as a member of the Legal Forum Committee.
Byron’s style of practice emphasizes timely and productive client communication. His clients can rest assured not only that he will keep them up-to-date on the status of their cases, but that he will also anticipate and alert them to encroaching critical events and deadlines. Byron is well known to be a tenacious and zealous advocate for his clients, and his skills are best displayed when solving problems in difficult environments. His colleagues know him to be determined and persistent, yet fair and practical in his litigation. Clients value his ability to provide real-world solutions to their legal challenges, not to mention his sage advice and almost uncanny ability to foresee the set of probable outcomes from an unusually early point in the process.
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