Mr. Lance Paul Martin


I represent creditors in bankruptcy, collections, foreclosures, Uniform Commercial Code security agreement enforcement, and structured liquidations and workouts. I also represent clients in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts, loans, and workout agreements. I litigate at all levels of state and federal court, with an emphasis on commercial and corporate fraud, fraudulent transfers, unfair and deceptive trade practices, floor-plan financing, lender liability, factoring, and lease arrangements.

I serve as a Chapter 11 Subchapter V Trustee and a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Member Bar Number: 27287

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Collections, Creditors Rights

States Licensed


I am certified by the American Board of Certification and the North Carolina State Bar as a Board-Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law.


Contact Information

Ward and Smith, P.A. | Email: lpm@wardandsmith.com   | Phone: 828-348-6011