Kenneth Greene Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from North Carolina State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section

February 12, 2020

Greensboro, NC – Carruthers & Roth’s Kenneth (Kenny) Greene was recently honored as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a bankruptcy practitioner who, for not less than 25 years, has contributed to the betterment of the NCBA Bankruptcy Section and the profession, and who has set an aspiring example for those who follow. Greene is the ninth recipient of the award and it was presented at the 42nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute on November 22, 2019 in Wilmington, NC.

“It is a privilege to practice law with Kenny,” says Chris Vaughn, managing partner of Caruthers & Roth, P.A. “The Bankruptcy Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award is a well-deserved honor that is a testament both to his experience and to his dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession.”

At Carruthers & Roth, Greene focuses his law practice in the specialized areas of asset-based lending, commercial finance, banking, insolvency, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He is a past president and current fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (ACCFL).

Greene has served on the governing council of both the Business Law Section and the Bankruptcy Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is currently a member of a taskforce of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association that is drafting a comprehensive North Carolina Commercial Receivership Act for future consideration and adoption by the North Carolina General Assembly. He served for many years as the co-chair of the Legal Opinion Committee of the Business Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and was honored by that section in 2010 as a co-recipient of the Business Law Section Distinguished Service Award.

Greene received his B.S., magna cum laude, from Washington & Lee University in 1967 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1970 where he was Associate Editor of the Virginia Law Review. In 2019, Best Lawyers in America named him Greensboro’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Greene has also been named to Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” and “Hall of Fame” in the practice area of Bankruptcy Law.