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North Carolina


University of Virginia, J.D., 1984, Moot Court Board

University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1981


Garland Cassada practices in the areas of commercial and corporate litigation, and insolvency, corporate reorganization and debt restructuring matters. He has particular experience representing purchasers of and investors in distressed businesses and assets and is a leader in restructuring issues related to companies with asbestos and other mass tort liability. Garland has been a frequent speaker at bankruptcy seminars, including a LexisNexis Wall Street Forum on Asbestos where he spoke about structuring transactions to avoid successor, fraudulent transfer and veil piercing liability. 

Garland previously served on an ad hoc committee, chaired by The Honorable Judge Edward R. Becker, to assist the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate in drafting bankruptcy-related provisions for S.852 (Fairness in Asbestos Resolution Act of 2005). 

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Council Member; Ethics Committee, Chair

Community Affiliations

  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2007
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western North Carolina Chapter, Board Member, Man of the Year Campaign, 2006; Man of the Year, 2005  
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class 17
  • St. Francis Jobs Program, Inc., Board of Directors, Chairman
  • Southminster, Inc. (a nonprofit retirement community), Board Member, Secretary
  • Christ Episcopal Church Foundation, Board Member, Chairman
  • Christ Church Kindergarten, Board Member, Chairman
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