Byron’s practice emphasizes effective and frequent client communication, as well as efficient, aggressive and results-oriented representation. He has represented clients in the construction and heavy equipment leasing industries for more than 18 years in matters such as mechanics liens, bond claims, delay claims, warranty disputes, and numerous bankruptcy issues.
Byron has written and lectured on many topics pertaining to construction and equipment leasing, including editing materials on North Carolina’s adoption of Article 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code. He is admitted to practice in the State Courts in North Carolina as well as all three of its Federal Districts. He also regularly appears in Federal District Courts in other jurisdictions throughout the United States.
Byron has served on the firm’s Executive Committee since 2001.
Advanced Real Estate Law in North Carolina, National Business Institute, Inc., December 1996
Residential and Commercial Evictions, National Business Institute, Inc., October 1998
Effects of Bankruptcy Chapter, North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook, 2000 and 2003 editions
Real Estate and Bankruptcy Chapter, published in the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual, 1995, 1998 and 2003 editions
Attorney News & Announcements
Smith Debnam Attorney Named in Corporate Counsel’s Top Rated Lawyers(TM) 2012 Edition
Syro Steel Company v. S.T. Wooten Construction Co., Inc. et al, unpublished North Carolina Court of Appeals Docket No. 926DC704 (September 21, 1993)
Bell Atlantic Tricon Leasing Corporation v. Johnnie’s Garbage Service, Inc. and Johnnie McBroom, 113 N.C. App 476, 439 S.E.2d 221, (1994), petition for disc rev. denied, 336 N.C. 314, 445 S.E.2d 392 (1994)
Bell Atlantic Tricon Leasing Corporation v. DRR, Inc., d/b/a Carolina Fleet Service and Maylon H. Fowler, Inc., 114 N.C. App. 771, 443 S.E.2d 374 (1994)
In re: The Alexander Scott Group, Ltd., 1996 U.S. Dist. Lexis 10121, (M.D.N.C. 1996)
Carolina Builders Corporation v. The Alexander Scott Group, Ltd., d/b/a Alexander Scott Homes, unpublished North Carolina Court of Appeals (No. COA96-442) March 4, 1997; discretionary rev. improvidently allowed 346 N.C. 276, 487 S.E.2d 539 (1997)
Miley A. Perry, et. al. v. Carolina Builders Corporation, et al, 128 N.C. App. 143, 493 S.E.2d 814 (1997)
General Electric Capital Corp v. Marketing Research & Management, Inc., 31 Fed. Appx. 138; 2002 U.S. App. Lexis 4740 (4th Cir. 2002)
Conseco Finance Servicing Corporation v. Dependable Housing, Inc., N.C. Court of Appeals (No. COA01-870) (2002)
Martin Architectural Products, Inc. vs. Meridian Construction Company, et al 155 N.C. App. 176, 574 S.E.2d 189 (2002)
Finova Capital Corp. vs. Vitale, No. COA01-897 2002 N.C. App. Lexis 2145 (2002 unpublished)
Citicorp Vendor Finance, Inc., f/k/a Copelco Capital, Inc. vs. Fitness Plus of Burlington, Inc., d/b/a Powerhouse Gym, and Darrell G. Pendergraph, 2004 N.C.App. LEXIS 191 (2004)
Carolina Builders Corporation v. Velvet A. Brown, No. COA 04-1222 (2005 unpublished)
Finova Capital Corporation vs. Short’s Pharmacy, Inc. et al, 904 So.2d 57 (La. App. 2005)