Britton C. Lewis

Associate
Phone (336) 478-1137
Fax (336) 478-1136
bcl@crlaw.com

About

Britton maintains a diverse practice within Carruthers & Roth’s Banking and Finance and Commercial Real Estate practice groups. This allows him to serve as the rare attorney that advises clients on transactional matters one moment and argues before the court on their behalf the next.

Britton routinely represents developers and business owners with sales and acquisitions, development projects, leasing, and financing transactions. He is equipped to help clients with all aspects of due diligence and development, including drafting and negotiating buy-sell agreements, negotiating loan documents, assisting in survey and title review, negotiating and drafting declarations, facilitating clients with zoning and land use matters, and closing sophisticated multi-million-dollar transactions.

Britton also routinely represents lenders in documenting and closing loans on the front end, and assists clients striving to protect their rights when things go awry, assisting in workouts, foreclosures, and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. He represents traditional and asset-based lenders in addition to trade creditors. Britton is particularly involved in representing creditors and insurers in mass tort reorganizations.

Prior to joining Carruthers & Roth, Britton clerked for the Honorable Patrick Flatley in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. (2012)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., With Honors (2015)

Representative Cases

  • Assisted a joint refinancing of two senior living facilities borrowing nearly $30 Million Dollars.
  • Worked alongside local developers to develop various apartment projects throughout North and South Carolina.
  • Successfully argued a student loan dischargeability case and related appeals starting in the applicable bankruptcy court and ultimately concluding with a favorable denial of the petition for writ of certiorari by the Supreme Court of the United States of America. This involved arguing, and obtaining favorable outcomes in the applicable bankruptcy and district courts and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Facilitated a local logistics business in acquiring a new 200,000 square foot warehouse and obtaining financing to complete the acquisition and related upfits.
  • Represented insurers in several large sex abuse-related and asbestos-related bankruptcy proceedings.