Chad A. Sharkey is Of Counsel in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Litigation, and Construction Litigation Practices.
Mr. Sharkey primarily concentrates his practice in commercial litigation with an emphasis on commercial bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. His practice includes creditor representation in commercial bankruptcy cases, construction litigation, representation of equipment lessors, and general business litigation. Mr. Sharkey is also experienced in handling a variety of legal matters on behalf of small and large business clients, including negotiating and drafting contracts and leases and structuring secured transactions and debt work outs.
Mr. Sharkey regularly represents secured, unsecured, and lease creditors protecting their rights and interests in cases and adversary proceedings under Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. He also has extensive experience representing creditors in defending against preference claims brought by debtors and trustees.
Mr. Sharkey’s general commercial and business litigation practice includes the defense of financial service providers and collection agencies under federal and state consumer protection statutes, as well as the representation of lenders, equipment lessors, and other creditors in various commercial collection proceedings, including state and federal litigation, arbitrations, and mediations.
In his construction practice, Mr. Sharkey provides statewide representation to materialmen, owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in matters involving materialman’s liens, breaches of contract, and construction defects in state and federal courts, as well as state and federal bond claims.
Mr. Sharkey is experienced in representing clients before the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in North Carolina, as well as before North Carolina trial courts and Court of Appeals. He has also represented clients’ interests in bankruptcy cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.