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Jill Walters Joins Baker Donelson as Shareholder in Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice in Raleigh

The law firm of Baker Donelson has expanded its Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group with the addition of Jill Walters as a shareholder in the Firm's Raleigh/Research Triangle, North Carolina, office. Ms. Walters offers clients more than 15 years of versatile experience in representing and counseling clients in corporate insolvency, distressed lending, restructuring and bankruptcy, and complex Chapter 11 cases.

"I am thrilled to welcome Jill to the Firm. She is an excellent addition to our team and further deepens our bankruptcy and restructuring bench," said Eric L. Pruitt, leader of Baker Donelson's Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group. "Jill joins a dedicated team that has extensive litigation and transactional experience, and is advising clients in highly complex financial restructuring and bankruptcy cases."

Ms. Walters' practice spans multiple sectors, including health care, banking and finance, real estate, agriculture, education, transportation, hospitality, retail, construction, and manufacturing. Her clients include secured and unsecured creditors and creditors' committees in reorganizations and liquidations nationwide, as well as purchasers and sellers of debt and assets in foreclosure sales, Article 9 sales, and Chapter 11 363 sales. She also has extensive experience in bankruptcy litigation centered on the defense of preference and fraudulent transfer actions, as well as dischargeability contests, including significant student loan litigation activity.

Ms. Walters holds leadership positions in the International Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, National Democratic Institute, and North Carolina Bar Association. She is also active in the Raleigh community, serving on the board of directors of Note in the Pocket and volunteering for Legal Aid of North Carolina and Haven House Services.

Ms. Walters is recognized in the Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in North Carolina in Bankruptcy/Restructuring and in The Best Lawyers in America® in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. She has been recognized by the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society since 2019 for her pro bono services. She received her law degree from the Michigan State University College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Lake Forest College.

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