Bankruptcy Team Expands Business Group at Sands Anderson Law Firm

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Three new attorneys are joining the Richmond office of Sands Anderson PC, bringing their practices in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, firm President M. Pierce Rucker announced today.

Three new attorneys are joining the Richmond office of Sands Anderson PC, bringing their practices in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, firm President M. Pierce Rucker announced today.

Roy M. Terry, Jr., John C. Smith and Elizabeth L. Gunn from Durrette Crump PLC are bringing significant experience and client representation as Trustees, debtors counsel and creditors counsel to the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights team of the firm’s Business Group.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity to grow our firm and we are delighted that these well-respected and successful lawyers have chosen us to continue serving their clients and expand their own legal careers,” said Rucker.

Terry is a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, and has represented both businesses and individuals as debtors and creditors under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code for over 30 years. He earned his law degree at the University of Richmond, where he was a member of the Law Review and received the American Jurisprudence Book Award for Bankruptcy. His undergraduate degree is from the College of William and Mary.

Smith focuses on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, federal receiverships, and business and tax law, including representing creditors, debtors-in-possession and bankruptcy trustees in litigating all manner of bankruptcy issues. In addition, Smith is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his law degree magna cum laude from Boston College where he served as an Articles Editor on the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Journal. He earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Gunn represents closely-held businesses, their owners and executives, as well as individuals with complex financial situations, including bankruptcy. She earned her law degree cum laude from Boston College Law School, where she served as Solicitations and Symposium Editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review. She earned her undergraduate degree in Politics and Economics cum laude from Willamette University.

The arrival of the lawyers will also mean four new staff will join Sands Anderson, two paralegals and two professional assistants, also from the Durrette Crump firm.

Founded over 160 years ago, Sands Anderson has 73 lawyers practicing among its offices in Richmond, Christiansburg, Fredericksburg and McLean, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2011, it was ranked 11th in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly annual listing of the state’s largest law firms. Sands Anderson provides a full range of legal services to corporations and businesses, healthcare providers, financial institutions, state and local governments, the insurance industry and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.SandsAnderson.com.

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