Charles R. “Trey” Rayburn III has joined McGuireWoods’ Restructuring & Insolvency Department as a partner in Charlotte, North Carolina, bringing 17 years of experience advising leading financial institutions in workout transactions and large corporate bankruptcies.
Rayburn represents administrative agents for syndicated credit facilities in the middle and upper-middle markets. His clients include national banks and other lenders that are creditors at various levels of a distressed company’s capital structure, such as senior secured lenders, second-lien lenders, subordinated lenders and unsecured creditors.
Rayburn handles workouts and bankruptcies in numerous industries, including communications, retail, healthcare, restaurant, manufacturing, technology, agriculture and transportation. Chambers USA has rated him one of North Carolina’s leading bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers for 11 consecutive years.
“Trey is highly respected by restructuring officers at leading financial institutions for his experience and insight in complex bankruptcies and workouts,” said Scott Vaughn, chair of the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Department. “He strengthens our capabilities in a highly competitive market and will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”
“Trey is a trusted advisor whose sound judgment and strong client relationships complement the market-leading litigation and transactional services we provide to financial institutions,” added Dion Hayes, McGuireWoods’ deputy managing partner for litigation.
Rayburn, who comes to McGuireWoods from Moore & Van Allen, joins a practice with experience in some of the most significant restructurings and Chapter 11 cases in recent years. McGuireWoods earned a nationwide ranking for bankruptcy and restructuring in the 2022 Chambers USA guide and Tier 1 national practice rankings for insolvency and reorganization law and bankruptcy litigation in the 2022 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.” The firm represents each of the top 10 U.S. banks ranked by assets.
“Trey has a stellar reputation and deep roots in the Charlotte legal community. We are delighted to have him on our team at McGuireWoods,” said John McDonald, managing partner of the firm’s Charlotte office.
“McGuireWoods is recognized nationally as a firm that financial institutions turn to first for their most critical legal needs,” Rayburn said. “This is a perfect fit for my practice and I am excited to join this highly accomplished team.”