Thomas E. Cabaniss Partner

Tom, who served as managing partner of the firm for 11 years, concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and commercial lending, banking and creditors' rights with an emphasis on bankruptcy, commercial workouts and real estate workouts.

He has extensive experience in complex real estate lending transactions and the representation of financial institutions, corporations, partnerships and individuals in all areas of bankruptcy and workout-related work.

With respect to bankruptcy issues, he concentrates on all aspects of Chapter 11 reorganizations with an emphasis on complex transactions, representing secured creditors and debtors. With respect to workouts, he focuses on debt restructuring and the negotiation and drafting of workout, forbearance, and settlement agreements.

While earning his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, Tom was honored as a member of both Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Phi.

  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 1995-2015, 2017-2022; Real Estate Law, 2017-2020, 2022 Woodward/White, Inc.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1975
  • North Carolina State University, BS, 1972

Board of Governors, Section of Bankruptcy Law, Virginia State Bar, 1990-present

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