Mr. Oliver received his undergraduate and law degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a board certified specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law, certified by the North Carolina State Bar and the American Board of Specialization. Mr. Oliver has received numerous awards including: AV Preeminent Lawyer from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, 2013 Legal Elite’s “Young Guns Award in North Carolina”, 2009-2015 North Carolina “Super Lawyer” and 2009-2015 Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite.” He was the Co-Managing Editor of the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual in 2006 and has served as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the Bankruptcy Court since 2009. In 2012-2013, he was elected to the Board of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT) and served as Co-Editor of NABTalk. He is a frequent speaker at legal conferences on bankruptcy issues across the country and has authored several articles on bankruptcy issues for national publications.

Prior Legal Experience
Before joining Oliver Friesen Cheek, George was an associate with the New Bern office of Stubbs & Perdue, P.A., where he worked from 2001 to 2009. From 1999 to 2001, he was an associate with the Asheville firm of Elmore, Elmore & Williams.

Areas of Experience

  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
  • Workouts, Alternatives to Bankruptcy
  • State Court Receiverships
  • Litigation

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, JD, 1999, with honors
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA Communications Studies, 1996

Professional and Community Activities

  • Litigation Counsel of America, 2015
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, 2015
  • Elected to the Board of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT), 2012-2013
  • NABT Liaison to NACBA, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2012-present
  • Co-Editor of NABTalk (Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees), 2012-2013
  • Co-Authored a NABTalk article on the avoidance of faulty deeds of trust in bankruptcy cases, June 2012
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Section Council Member, 2004-2007
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, NewTAC Board Member, 2010-2012
  • Co-Coordinator, North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Financial Health Clinic, 2011
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, member
  • Eastern NC Inn of Court, member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, member

Speaking Engagements

  • “Individual Case Administration From Start To Finish,” at the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Annual Convention, 2013
  • “Practical Skills – Preparing for Contested Confirmation Battles, Other Contested Matters and Trial” at the annual Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar in Southern Pines, 2013
  • Presented recent developments in dirt-for-debt Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases at the NC Bar Association Annual Bankruptcy Institute in Greensboro, 2012
  • Presented recent developments in Chapter 11 business bankruptcy cases in the Eastern District of NC at the Eastern Bankruptcy Institute in Myrtle Beach, SC, 2012
  • Spoke about security issues regarding Chapter 7 Trustee cases at the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Spring Seminar, 2012
  • Spoke about document retention and investigation at the 2012 Annual NABT Convention
  • Spoke about current Chapter 11 bankruptcy issues at the 2012 Eastern District Bankruptcy Seminar
  • Eastern Bankruptcy Institute, Chapter 11 Update, 2002-2008, 2011
  • Eastern District of North Carolina Chapter 7 Trustee Panel Workshop, 2011
  • North Carolina 33rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute, 2010, “Perfection and Avoidance Issues”
  • North Carolina Bar Association, “The Hard Road Ahead,” Real Property Section Annual Meeting, 2011, “Bankruptcy and Real Estate—Does Perfection Have to be Perfect?”
  • North Carolina 32nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute, 2009, “Bankruptcy Light? Less Fulfilling or Tastes Great? Receiverships and Other State Law Alternatives to Bankruptcy”
  • 30th Annual Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar, 2009, “Homebuilder/Construction Bankruptcies and Lien Issues”
  • “Being Secured in an Unsecured World—Bankruptcy for Paralegals”, 2009, “A View from the Trenches—the Ups and Downs of Chapter 11 Practice”

Notable Accomplishments

  • Designated Lead Counsel Rated Attorney
  • Received an AV Preeminent (4.7/5.0) rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • Winner of Legal Elite’s “Young Guns Award (best under 40) in North Carolina”, 2013 (top vote-getter among attorneys in North Carolina under 40 years old)
  • Specialist in Business Bankruptcy law, certified by North Carolina State Bar and American Board of Certification, 2006-present
  • Chapter 7 Panel Trustee, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2009-present
  • Co-Managing Editor of North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual, 2006
  • Ranked among Super Lawyers magazine’s North Carolina “Super Lawyers” (Bankruptcy), 2009-2015
  • Recognized in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” (Bankruptcy), 2009-2015
  • Law School Attorney General, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1998-1999
  • Undergraduate Attorney General, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995-1996
  • Order of the Golden Fleece, 1995