Jeff Rogers leads the firm’s Foreclosure and Collateral Recovery Section. He joined Smith Debnam in 1994 and concentrates his practice in areas affecting the financial services industry. His practice includes commercial litigation, real property litigation, foreclosure, collateral recovery, bankruptcy, title reformation, and consumer finance litigation. His clients include banks, credit unions, commercial lenders, loan servicers, finance companies, title insurance companies, and other similar businesses.

For over 30 years, Jeff has devoted his practice to a wide range of creditor-related areas of the law. Over his years of practice, Jeff has assisted members of the financial services industry with most every type of matter and dispute that could be faced by a creditor. Whether an easement dispute, real estate title dispute, bankruptcy filing, defective loan document, foreclosure, or recovery of secured collateral, there are very few issues he has not handled for his clients.

His experience has afforded him the opportunity to frequently speak on topics of interest to secured creditors, including residential and commercial foreclosure, compliance and regulatory issues, collections, collateral recovery, and title reformation. Jeff has spoken at programs and continuing legal education courses sponsored by Campbell University School of Law, the North Carolina Assistant Clerks of Court Conference, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Creditors Bar Association, the North Carolina Bankers Association, and the North Carolina School of Government.

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, Western District of North Carolina
  • The Cherokee Supreme Court of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • J.D., Campbell University School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1984
Professional Affiliations
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bankers Association
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law
  • North Carolina Creditors Bar Association
Awards & Recognition Civic Involvement
  • North Durham Rotary Club, Member; President, 2007-2008; Past President, 2000-2001; Director, 2002-Present; Community Service Chair, 2003-Present; Paul Harris Fellow, 2004, 2009
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington Alumni Association, Member
  • American Red Cross Clara Barton Society
  • Animal Rescue and Fostering
Podcast Episodes Published Articles
  • What You Need to Know About NC’s Home Protection Pilot Program
  • First Lien Recorded May Not Always Win,
  • Mortgage Foreclosure in North Carolina, Continuing Legal Education Manuscript
  • Issues in Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures in North Carolina, Continuing Legal Education Manuscript
  • Mobile Homes and Real Property: A Strained Relationship
  • Correcting a Defective Deed of Trust
  • Don’t Proceed Against that Guarantor Just Yet
  • A Guide to Foreclosure for Real Property Attorneys, Continuing Legal Education Manuscript
  • A Guide to Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Deeds in Lieu, Continuing Legal Education Manuscript
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