John M. Flynn

Phone (336) 478-1146
Fax (336) 478-1145


John Flynn supports a variety of commercial clients in the finance sector, including national and state banks, insurance companies and institutional lenders. His practice regularly handles matters involving debtor and creditor rights, loan workouts and other loan transactions. He is especially focused on bankruptcy preference actions and asset-based lending and factoring for secured commercial loans.

In addition, John is our firm’s chief counsel on environmental matters – helping his clients understand the sometimes significant and unanticipated implications of environmental law on personal and business planning, business organization, real estate transactions and creditor rights.

John served as Carruthers & Roth’s managing director from 2003-2008. He currently is Associate Professor of Law at the Elon University School of Law.

Before joining Carruthers & Roth, John was clerk for the Honorable Hiram H. Ward, a U.S. District Court judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.

  • Wake Forest University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude (1987)
  • Wake Forest University, J.D. (1990)

Representative Cases

  • Represented a large consumer goods importer in a bankruptcy preference action involving debtors trying to recover payments made prior to a bankruptcy filing.
  • Represented a small asset-based lender and a small factoring firm in multiple transactions involving a variety of borrowers.