Greensboro, N.C. – Carruthers & Roth, P.A. announced today that three of the firm’s attorneys have been named Best Lawyers® 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas in the Triad area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.
Carruthers & Roth attorneys recognized as 2023 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” are:
Michael J. Allen – 2023 Triad “Lawyer of the Year” for Copyright Law
June L. Basden – 2023 Triad “Lawyer of the Year” for Commercial Finance Law
J. Scott Dillon – 2023 Triad “Lawyer of the Year” for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
The attorneys being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
Michael J. Allen dedicates his practice to protecting clients’ rights and assets, including their contract rights, intellectual property rights, shareholder rights, estate rights, and creditors’ rights. His unique blend of experience in negotiating, contracting, counseling, and litigation helps him provide meaningful insight to clients at any stage of their business relationships. Though Mike’s goal is to protect each client’s interests without the need for litigation, he is poised to litigate vigorously when necessary. He has substantial experience litigating business, commercial, and contract disputes, including those involving non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, intellectual property rights, fraud, unfair competition, and unfair trade practices. Mike earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Westminster College in 1982 and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1985.
Mike was also listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets Law, and Trademark Law. He was previously recognized by Best Lawyers as Greensboro Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2017 and 2019 and Triad Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2021.
June L. Basden is both an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant with over 35 years of experience in commercial finance and banking law. She represents national and regional banks, financial institutions and commercial lenders in a variety of finance transactions, with a special focus on commercial lending and creditors’ rights. June has extensive experience in asset-based lending, factoring, single-lender and syndicated credit facilities, loan workouts and modifications, foreclosures, bankruptcies, and commercial real estate transactions. She received her B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1983 and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1986.
June was also listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Commercial Transactions / UCC Law. She was previously recognized by Best Lawyers as Greensboro Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2014 and 2017; Greensboro Commercial Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2018; Triad Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020; Triad Commercial Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2021; and as Triad Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2022.
J. Scott Dillon is the senior attorney in Carruthers & Roth’s Business, Tax and Estates department. He has a broad-based business, corporate, and transactional practice that includes handling personal and estate-related matters for the owners and their families. Scott has 40 years of experience dealing with legal issues affecting businesses and counseling with business owners on such matters, as well as drafting and negotiating business contracts. He is the go-to attorney at the firm on matters relating to the design and operation of qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, employee benefits, and self-directed IRA transactions. Scott earned his B.A., cum laude, from North Carolina State University in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1983.
Scott was also listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, and Corporate Law. He was previously recognized by Best Lawyers as Greensboro Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2013; Greensboro Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2019; Triad Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020; and Triad Employee Benefits (ERISA) “Lawyer of the Year” for 2021.
Carruthers & Roth also announced today 13 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to 2023 Best Lawyers and two additional attorneys were named to the 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America lists.
About Best Lawyers
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries. For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed to identify the top legal talent, as identified by their peers. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
About Carruthers & Roth, P.A.
Carruthers & Roth, P.A. is a multifaceted law firm in Greensboro, NC serving clients of all sizes – from local entrepreneurs to national companies. Our clients benefit from our experience, personalized service and a collaborative approach in a wide range of practice areas. We are in the solution business. We are driven by our desire to find the right solution for each of our clients – whether they need practical, straightforward solutions, or creative solutions to challenging and complex matters. To learn more about Carruthers & Roth, P.A. call 336.379.8651 or visit crlaw.com.