J. Trevor Johnston

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Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 2003
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BS, Management, summa cum laude, 2000
Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Affiliations

Member, Bankruptcy Section, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Board of Directors, 2014 – present; Finance Committee Chair, 2015 – present; Access to Justice Council, 2012, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP)

Board of Directors, 2008-2014; Executive Committee, 2009-2014; Secretary, 2009; Personnel Committee Chair, 2008-2014, Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte

North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Council, 2013 - present

Member, Western District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2014 – present

Member, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Manufacturers Council, 2005-2007

Trevor focuses his practice on financial restructuring and insolvency matters, including bankruptcy, creditors' rights, commercial workouts, distressed debt and contract situations. In this area, he negotiates loan and contract modifications, forbearance arrangements and other loan workout solutions. Trevor regularly works as lead counsel on large loan workout transactions, and appears in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court, on behalf of national banks and other creditors. Prior to joining the restructuring and insolvency practice group, he practiced labor and employment law and commercial litigation. In these areas, Trevor represented clients in state and federal courts, arbitrations and government investigations.

Trevor served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk, Virginia. While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, Trevor was the articles review editor of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, and a volunteer with the Community Mediation Center. As an undergraduate at Virginia Tech, he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma.

Trevor is active in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Finance Committee of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP). From 2008 to 2014, Trevor served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte, where he also volunteers in construction and provides pro bono legal representation in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure, employment, general contract and other areas. He is also active in his church, where he leads a 13-week personal finance class and provides one-on-one financial counseling.

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J. Trevor Johnston
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T: +1 704 343 2246F: +1 704 444 8730201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Representation of a national bank in the loan workout and full payoff of loan facilities in excess of $32 million by a U.S.-based technology company.

Representation of a national bank in a workout refinancing of $28 million in loans to a private university.

Representation of a national bank in resolving $325 million in defaulted loans including $69.5 million related to a large residential development in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

Representation of a national bank in the loan workout, bankruptcy and related litigation of a flour and grain mill involving loans in excess of $20 million.

Representation of a national bank in foreclosure and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings involving a failed mountain resort development and loans in excess of $20 million.

Representation of landlords in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed by large grocery store chain.

Representation of a national bank in the recovery of more than $15 million from the estate of a deceased guarantor.

Representation of a financial institution in obtaining a receiver to liquidate a lumber business and secure a judgment in the amount of $3.8 million.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2015-2017

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business; Named "Up and Coming," 2015; Bankruptcy/Restructuring, North Carolina, Chambers USA, 2014, 2016-2017

Named to "North Carolina Rising Stars," Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2017

Named to "Legal Elite," Bankruptcy, Business North Carolina, 2013, 2015, 2016

Named to "Emerging Legal Leaders," North Carolina Lawyer's Weekly, 2011