Robert A. Cox Jr.

Partner
Legal Assistant
Karrie Kelley
P: 704.338.6014 kkelley@bradley.com
Rob Cox focuses his practice on financial restructuring and insolvency, including bankruptcy, creditors' rights, commercial workouts, bankruptcy related litigation, and distressed asset acquisitions. Rob’s experience in bankruptcy and insolvency matters began with his judicial clerkship for The Honorable J. Craig Whitley, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western of District of North Carolina in 1997. Since that time, Rob has represented corporate debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, asset acquirers, lessors, equity holders, and other parties in interest in bankruptcies and out of court workouts in matters throughout the United States, first, at a small boutique Chapter 11 firm and then at a large, global law firm. Rob joined Bradley in 2013 and has continued his restructuring and insolvency practice as part of Bradley's Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Distressed Investing practice group. Rob has been recognized for his work by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers. Rob is active in the North Carolina Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section, having served as Chairperson for that Section from 2011-2012.
Notable Matters

Secured Creditor Representations:

A significant focus of Rob’s practice has been representing lenders and servicers in commercial workouts, bankruptcy cases, and receiverships in matters throughout the United States. This practice has included:

  • Representation of a loan servicer in a single asset real estate bankruptcy case involving a Class A commercial building located in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Representation of lenders and servicers in foreclosures and receiverships involving apartment complexes
  • Representation of lenders and servicers in foreclosure and receiverships involving hotels
  • Representation of lender in bankruptcy case involving a steel products manufacturer
  • Representation of lender in workout and bankruptcy case involving an appliance store chain.
  • Representation of lender in workout of commercial loans to owners of Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises located in North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Representation of lender in long-haul trucking business

Chapter 11 Debtor Representations:

Rob has substantial experience representing companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, as well as working with distressed companies to restructure their debt or sell their assets outside of bankruptcy. Such companies come from a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, airlines, and technology. Rob’s Chapter 11 debtor representations have included the following:

  • Ridgeview, Inc. (Bankruptcy Court, W.D. of North Carolina)
  • Emporia Health Investors, LLC (Bankruptcy Court, W.D. of North Carolina)
  • South Boston Health Investors, LLC (Bankruptcy Court, W.D. of North Carolina)
  • US Airways, Inc. (Bankruptcy Court, E.D. of Virginia)
  • Xybernaut Corporation (Bankruptcy Court, E.D. of Virginia)

Distressed Asset Buyers:

Rob also has significant experience representing buyers purchasing assets from companies in bankruptcy. These representations have included:

  • Representing asset purchaser in bankruptcy case of Lane Punch Corporation (Bankruptcy Court, W.D of North Carolina)
  • Representing asset purchaser in bankruptcy case of Wildwood Industries, Inc. (Bankruptcy Court, C.D. of Illinois)
  • Representing asset purchaser in bankruptcy case of Southern Golf Partners, LLC (Bankruptcy Court, N.D of Georgia)
  • Representing prospective asset purchaser in bankruptcy case of Baltimore Emergency Services II, LLC (Bankruptcy Court, D. of Maryland)

Bankruptcy Litigation Matters:

Rob has represented companies in numerous adversary proceedings brought by debtors in bankruptcy or trustees in matters throughout the country. These lawsuits have included large monetary claims for recovery of preferences and/or fraudulent conveyances. Rob has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation that has been removed to bankruptcy courts from state courts.