Ethridge B. Ricks Associate

Britt focuses his practice on providing effective solutions for clients with issues concerning debtor-creditor, restructuring, insolvency and other related matters, whether in-court or out-of-court.

Britt Ricks is on the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency team where he serves clients in transactional matters, such as credit facility workouts, and litigation matters, such as proceedings pending before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Britt has experience assisting clients with needs related to the lending, healthcare, transportation and dining industries, among others. In all cases, Britt is committed to being an attentive and effective counsel for his clients.


Representation of transportation industry client in state court receivership proceeding.

Representation of food and dining industry client in assignment for benefit of creditors proceeding.

Representation of transportation industry client in numerous bankruptcy proceedings.

Representation of term loan lender of hospital facility in bankruptcy.

Multiple representations concerning distressed equipment lease and loan facilities.

Various representations of vendors of goods to financially distressed buyers.

Representation of purchaser of hospital in bankruptcy asset sale.

Representation of administrative agent for syndicated debtor-in-possession financing for a large dining and food service group in bankruptcy.

Representation of trade creditor of bankrupt utility company concerning preparation and sale of creditor’s bankruptcy claim.

Various lender-side representations pertaining to syndicated credit facilities.

Multiple representations of lenders regarding workouts for asset-based credit facilities.

Multiple representations defending bankruptcy avoidance action claims.

Law clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Routinely assessed the maintenance and modification of consumer mortgages in chapter 13 bankruptcies while serving as law clerk.

  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, Editor-in-Chief, First Amendment Law Review, Volume 12, 2014
  • East Carolina University, BA, History and Economics, 2009

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Turnaround Management Association

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Panelist, "Business Case Update," Western District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Presenter, "Western District of North Carolina Case Update," North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute, 2015
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2014-2017
  • 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

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Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021-2023

Selected for inclusion into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2019, 2020

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 13, New Bern, NC

  • Author, The Gospel According to the Warden: RLUIPA, the First Amendment, and Prisoners’ Religious Liberty Requests, 11 FIRST AMEND. L. REV. 542 , 2013
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