Brooks Pierce Partner Honored for Work in Bankruptcy Law


Brooks Pierce partner John H. Small was recently recognized by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization for being certified in bankruptcy law for 30 consecutive years.

Small, who works primarily from Brooks Pierce’s Greensboro office, represents both creditors and debtors in business bankruptcies. He also counsels small businesses and religious organizations on a wide range of legal issues, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, financing, contract issues and governance. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals.

“John has committed 35 years to helping businesses navigate the often complex challenges of bankruptcy. His work perfectly exemplifies Brooks Pierce’s reputation for meeting the highest level of both professional standards and personal integrity,” said Reid Phillips, managing partner of Brooks Pierce. “We are proud to see he is receiving recognition for this long-term commitment to his work and our clients.”

Small has received numerous other professional honors, including being selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Bankruptcy Litigation from 2003 to 2018. The Best Lawyers in America© also named him Greensboro’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy Litigation in 2016 and for Bet-the-Company Litigation in 2018.


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