University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with high honors, 2011, Order of the Coif; Executive Articles Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 2010-11
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A. in City and Regional Planning, 2011
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with honors, 2004
Stuart Pratt maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice, with a focus in bankruptcy and creditors' rights and mass tort and product liability. In addition to representing companies as both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of business disputes, he has particular experience representing commercial lenders in disputes with borrowers and guarantors and defending trade creditors in bankruptcy preference actions. Stuart also served on the Robinson Bradshaw team that represented the debtor in the closely watched Garlock asbestos bankruptcy case.
Before law school, Stuart joined Teach for America and spent two years teaching fifth-grade students at a public school in New York City.
Represents bank in Chapter 11 proceedings involving debtor in the motorsports industry and assisted with procuring appointment of Chapter 11 trustee.
Represents international manufacturer in litigation against former officers and directors and secured order compelling arbitration of third-party claims and confirming prior related arbitration awards.
Represented national bank and secured summary judgment against borrower and guarantors in collection action.
Represented manufacturer in asbestos bankruptcy case, including adversary proceedings brought against asbestos plaintiffs' law firms.
Represented water treatment company in appeal of multimillion-dollar trial court judgment involving trade secrets, employment covenants not to solicit and other employment-related claims, including punitive damages.
Represented corporate plaintiff in litigation against former executive for breach of fiduciary duty and other claims.
Represented seller of retail business in arbitration proceedings against purchaser concerning breach of contract claims and obtained favorable award.
Represented real estate developer and helped secure judgment against regional grocery store tenant in ejectment litigation.
Represented a variety of trade creditors in defending bankruptcy preference actions and secured favorable outcomes.
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- March 18, 2016
- Sept. 22, 2015
- Dec. 26, 2014
- May 1, 2014
- Feb. 3, 2014
- Oct. 18, 2011
- Nov. 23, 2016Corporate Counsel
- Oct. 8, 2015Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- July 8, 2015Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- OIG Advisory Opinion 12-15: OIG Says Hospital May Pay Physicians Per Diem For Providing Unrestricted Call Coverage In EDNov. 6, 2012Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Council Member, 2019-20
- Covenant Presbyterian Church, Elder, 2015-present; Education Ministry, Chair, 2018; Adult Sunday School, Leader and Teacher, 2016-present
- Freedom Schools, Volunteer Reader, 2015-present