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Mark A. Pinkston

Contact

Direct line: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-2767 
Email: mpinkston@vwlawfirm.com

Education

University of Tennessee
J.D., with highest honors, 1989

North Carolina State University
B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, 1986

Meet Mark

Mark practices in the areas of creditors’ rights (including statewide bankruptcy representation, foreclosures, workouts, litigation and collections), banking, and transactions involving lenders. Mark is a member of the American and North Carolina Bar Associations. He has served on the Bar Council for the Bankruptcy Section and on various committees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina including the Local Rules Committee. Mark was named to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the area of Bankruptcy and to Best Lawyers in America.

Practice Highlights

  • Collected millions of dollars for regional, statewide and national creditors throughout the history of his practice through zealous representation of creditors in bankruptcy (both consumer and commercial cases) and state court. He has appeared in cases in all bankruptcy courts in North Carolina and in most counties. Cases have included small consumer cases as well as multimillion-dollar commercial collections, foreclosures, and recoveries.
  • Represented creditors in numerous workout and transactional scenarios.

Professional Affiliations

  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Section
      • Past Council Member
      • Past Nominating Committee Member
    • Drafting Legislation Committee regarding transfer of cases from State Court to tribal Court and vice versa
  • American Bar Association
  • The Order of the Coif

Court Admissions

  • Bankruptcy Court, Western District of North Carolina
    • Past Local Rules Committee
  • United States District Court
    • Eastern District of North Carolina
    • Middle District of North Carolina
    • Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Fourth Circuit

Recognitions

  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - Present

Contact

Direct line: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-2767 
Email: mpinkston@vwlawfirm.com

Education

University of Tennessee
J.D., with highest honors, 1989

North Carolina State University
B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, 1986

Work with Mark

Mark and his wife, Patti, have five children: Brett, Joe, Kane, Luke and Morgan.

Community Involvement

  • Bethel United Methodist Church
  • Daniel Boone Council Boy Scouts of America
    • Executive Committee
    • Cub Scout Pack 312, Chairman
  • Pisgah High School Athletic Booster
    • Vice President of the Executive Board
  • Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in the Historic Shelton House
    • Board Member