PR 2016 No. 27

New Partner Joins Brooks Pierce’s Raleigh Office

(Raleigh, N.C.) Nov. 18, 2016 – Leading North Carolina law firm Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that Brian C. Fork has joined the firm as a partner in its Raleigh office. His practice will focus on bankruptcy and business litigation.

“Brian has a stellar reputation, both in Raleigh and across North Carolina. We are pleased that he is bringing his talent to Brooks Pierce,” said Reid Phillips, the firm’s managing partner. “His experience will deepen our strong reputation in corporate law and complex litigation.”

Fork’s bankruptcy practice focuses on representing creditors throughout all phases of the restructuring and bankruptcy process. He has extensive experience with foreclosures, receiverships, collection proceedings and all other aspects of creditor-debtor litigation in state and federal courts, including defense of lender liability claims. He is also an accomplished business litigator, representing companies of all sizes in complex issues including contract disputes, real estate questions, fraud, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

Fork also has experience in litigation involving the North Carolina Constitution, most recently representing the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina Senate in defense of litigation filed by the Governor of North Carolina regarding constitutional separation of powers and the allocation of the appointment power under the North Carolina Constitution.

Fork, a Raleigh native, joins Brooks Pierce from the Raleigh office of K&L Gates.

“Brooks Pierce has always had an outstanding reputation across North Carolina, and I am honored to join this firm,” Fork said. “I look forward to using the resources of Brooks Pierce to serve my clients, and feel privileged that I will have the opportunity to work with such exceptional colleagues.”

Founded in 1897, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is a business law firm providing strategic counsel and innovative solutions to clients coast-to-coast and around the world. The firm is comprised of more than 90 attorneys located in offices in Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington, N.C., and represents clients in complex litigation; media, entertainment and communications; corporate and securities; international law; technology and intellectual property; telecommunications; sustainability and environmental; labor and employment; banking; aviation commerce; construction, surety, land use and development; health care; state and federal governmental relations; tax; wealth management; and white-collar criminal defense matters.

Published: December 2016

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