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Julia A. May

101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280


Cheryl Elgin

Julia's practice focuses on bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights matters.  Her other areas of practice include commercial and contract litigation, both related and unrelated to bankruptcy proceedings. 

Julia practiced in New York at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP for almost six years before relocating to Charlotte.  Over the course of her practice, she has represented and assisted in the representation of debtors, reorganized debtors, official committees, bondholders, equity holders, indenture trustees, significant secured and unsecured creditors and other parties-in-interest in some of the nation’s largest in-court and out-of-court restructurings. 

She has experience handling virtually every aspect of bankruptcy and insolvency matters, from pre-petition matters to post-confirmation litigation.  Her experience includes, but is not limited to, issues related to relief from stay, seeking or defending against appointment of Chapter 11 trustees and examiners, DIP financing, plan confirmation and prosecuting and defending avoidance actions. 

Julia received her B.A. from Williams College and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Representative Matters

  • Anderson News, LLC (Delaware) representation of the debtor in its Chapter 11 liquidation.
  • Borders Group, Inc. (Southern District of New York) representation of the debtors in their Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (Southern District of New York) representation of the Official Committee of Former Partners.
  • Residential Capital, LLC (Southern District of New York) – representation of Federal Housing Finance Agency as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in connection with Residential Capital’s Chapter 11 case and in related appellate matters before the District Court for the Southern District of New York and Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Zloop, Inc. (Delaware) – representation of Kyle Busch Motorsports in connection with Zloop’s Chapter 11 case, defense against a $1.55 million avoidance action and in related state-court litigation involving breach of contract claims. 


  • North Carolina Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine, Bankruptcy, 2018

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Alternate biographies





  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
  • B.A., Williams College, 2003

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2016, Active
  • New York, 2009, Active



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