University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with honors, 2003, Order of the Coif; Executive Comments Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 2002-03
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2000
Andy Tarr's litigation practice focuses on bankruptcy and creditor’s rights. He also handles a broader range of disputes, including those involving corporate contracts, fiduciary duties, fraud, unfair trade practices and real estate. Additionally, Andy helps clients resolve financial disputes through consensual out-of-court restructurings, and he represents purchasers of assets from financially distressed companies, particularly through the Section 363 bankruptcy sale process.
Andy recently secured dismissal on the pleadings of multimillion-dollar fraudulent transfer and preference claims asserted by a bankruptcy litigation trustee against an international manufacturing company in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. He also was trial counsel for a major regional state-chartered bank in a multiparty lawsuit involving breach of fiduciary duty and unfair trade practices claims arising from administration of a trust. The lawsuit was pending in the North Carolina Business Court and settled during trial.
Honors & Awards
- Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, bankruptcy/restructuring, 2017
- Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America, commercial litigation, litigation - bankruptcy, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization, 2016-18
- Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, Young Guns, 2008-13; bankruptcy, 2016-17
- Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, litigation, 2014-17; Top Litigator Under 40, 2016-17
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, creditor debtor rights, 2018; Rising Star, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights, 2010-17
- Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
Trial counsel for major regional state-chartered bank in multiparty lawsuit involving breach of fiduciary duty and unfair trade practices claims arising from administration of a trust; lawsuit was pending in the North Carolina Business Court and settled during trial.
Served as local counsel for major telecommunications company in lawsuit involving fraudulent transfer claims asserted by bankruptcy litigation trustee; the lawsuit was pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina and settled after a two-week trial.
Involvement in representing Wachovia Corporation and its directors in successfully defending a suit seeking injunctive relief in connection with the merger of Wachovia and Wells Fargo.
Procured a multimillion-dollar arbitration award for a regional convenience store chain in a supply agreement dispute against a global oil company.
Procured a multimillion-dollar judgment and dismissal of all counterclaims for a national landlord in a commercial lease dispute with its tenant.
Obtained directed verdict on behalf of real estate developer against landowner making conflicting claim to real property.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an integrated graphics company against an individual seeking payment of brokerage invoices. Cadmus Communications Corp. v. Goldman, 2007 WL 4365671 (W.D.N.C. 2007) and 2006 WL 3359491 (W.D.N.C. 2006).
Creditor's Rights and Corporate Restructuring
Secured dismissal on the pleadings of multimillion-dollar fraudulent transfer and preference claims asserted by a bankruptcy litigation trustee against an international manufacturing company. Gellert, as Successor Litigation Trustee of the Crucible Materials Corporation Creditor’s Litigation Trust v. Coltec Industries, Inc., 2012 WL 5360945 (Bankr. D. Del. 2012).
Procured a receiver for a special servicer in connection with a distressed loan secured by over 2 million square feet of furniture showroom and exhibit space, and obtaining judicial approval of $140 million receivership sale of the collateral.
Procured a receiver for a lender in connection with a distressed loan secured by two golf course properties, and obtaining judicial approval of $6 million receivership sale of the collateral.
Secured dismissal on the pleadings of lender liability claims asserted by real estate developer in connection with real estate acquisition and development loan. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Stonebridge of Mint Hill, LLC et al., 2010 WL 4007331 (W.D.N.C. Bankr. 2010).
Represented a startup firm in the successful purchase of assets of a regional marketing agency pursuant to a Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan.
Represented banks and other financial institutions in out-of-court restructurings and workouts involving real estate acquisition and development loans and manufacturing companies.
Represented a grocery store in connection with its non-bankruptcy winding down and liquidation.
News & Events
- Jan. 30, 2018
- Nov. 2, 2017
- Eight Named “Lawyer of the Year”Aug. 16, 2017
- Aug. 15, 2017
- May 31, 2017
- Jan. 26, 2017
- Jan. 4, 2017
- Nov. 9, 2016
- Eight Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year"Aug. 15, 2016
- Aug. 8, 2016
- Jan. 27, 2016
- Jan. 5, 2016
- Oct. 21, 2015
- Aug. 18, 2015
- Jan. 21, 2015
- More Ranked Attorneys Than Any Other North Carolina Firm for Fifth Consecutive YearOct. 29, 2014
- Jan. 21, 2014
- More Ranked Attorneys Than Any Other North Carolina Firm For Fourth Consecutive YearOct. 29, 2013
- Six Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 18, 2013
- Nineteen Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Included Among North Carolina’s 2013 ‘Legal Elite,’ ‘Legal Elite Hall of Fame’Jan. 7, 2013
- Seven Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 23, 2012
- Eighteen Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Included Among North Carolina’s 2012 ‘Legal Elite,’ ‘Legal Elite Hall of Fame’Jan. 4, 2012
- Seven Shareholders Included Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in the Top 10Jan. 21, 2011
- Twenty-One Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Named Among North Carolina’s ‘Legal Elite,’ ‘Legal Elite Hall of Fame’Jan. 12, 2011
- Jan. 1, 2011
- Forty-Six Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Named North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Stars for 2010Jan. 28, 2010
- Twenty-Five Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Named Among ‘Legal Elite,’ ‘Legal Elite Hall of Fame’ in North CarolinaJan. 26, 2010
- Dec. 31, 2008
- Dec. 31, 2007
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Charlotte, NCJan. 19, 2016
- North Carolina's 37th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, A Primer on the Bankruptcy of LLC Members — The Only Certainty is Uncertainty
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290 Macon Ave
Asheville, North CarolinaNov. 7-8, 2014
- Seeking Perfection: Can a Subcontractor Protect its Lien Rights After its General Contractor Files Bankruptcy?May 17, 2010North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
- April 2009Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section; Council Member, 2009-14; Seminar Committee, Chair, 2014; Seminar Planning Committee, 2011, 2015
- American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
- Robinson Bradshaw Opinion Committee, Member
- Robinson Bradshaw Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Member
- Carmel Baptist Church, Elder Board, 2015-present; Deacon, 2012-14; Chair, Deacon Fellowship, 2013; Vice Moderator, 2011; Chair, Finance Committee, 2010; Chair, Budget Preparation Committee, 2009; Adult Sunday Bible Study, Leader and Teacher, 2008-present
- Leadership Charlotte, Class 37
- Regularly involved in coaching youth sports