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Chip Ford serves as the practice leader for Parker Poe’s financial restructuring & insolvency practice group. He has over 26 years of experience representing clients in all aspects of financial restructuring and insolvency including bankruptcy, loan workouts, commercial foreclosures, receiverships, and complex financial litigation in federal and state courts. Chip also advises regional, national, and international clients from a wide spectrum of industries on all facets of the U.S. bankruptcy process, including Chapter 11 plan confirmation, the purchase and sale of assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, assumption and rejection of leases and executory contracts, and the defense of avoidance actions. Chip’s clients and peers consistently rank him among the leading lawyers in North Carolina in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring, and complex financial litigation.

Chip joined Miles Mediation in January 2021 after completing the American Bankruptcy Institute and St. John University School of Law bankruptcy mediation training program, an intensive 40-hour course conducted by recognized leaders in the fields of bankruptcy and alternative dispute resolution.


  • University of Virginia University, B.A., 1991
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., cum laude, 1994

Admitted to Practice

  • North Caronlina, 1994

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2004
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2012-2021; Bankruptcy Litigation, 2013-2021
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2008-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Bankruptcy; Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights; Commercial Foreclosure & Receivership; Financial Restructuring; Litigation
  • Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” in Bankruptcy, 2010
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009