Gentry Locke Welcomes New Roanoke Partner William “Bill” Edward Callahan, Jr.

ROANOKE, Va. (September 4, 2019) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that William “Bill” Edward Callahan, Jr. has joined the Roanoke office as a partner in the Business Litigation group.

“We are very happy to welcome Bill to our Roanoke office,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Monica Monday. “Bill is a distinguished and talented litigator. His experience with complex bankruptcy and creditors’ rights’ matters adds bench strength and depth to the services we provide to our business clients.

Bill’s practice primarily involves bankruptcy and creditors’ rights work for clients in various industries, including the financial services sector. He assists creditors with loan workouts and modifications and he represents businesses, financial institutions, and investment firms navigating matters of debt, bankruptcy and insolvency. Bill also represents financial institutions outside of bankruptcy proceedings in a wide variety of matters, including foreclosures, collection proceedings, and the development of non-judicial liquidation strategies.

The majority of Bill’s practice has been in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, but he has also appeared before the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Western District of North Carolina, and the District of Delaware. Bill has served on the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees in the Western District of Virginia since 1999. During this time, he has liquidated many businesses and property, including a grocery store chain, two heavy equipment contractors, a plywood manufacturing plant, numerous coal mining operators, a textile manufacturer, a metal machining facility and real estate, both residential and commercial, in excess of $10 million.

Bill earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Washington and Lee University School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Virginia. He has served as an adjunct professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law and is a regular lecturer at continuing legal education seminars. Bill is a co-author of the chapter of “Ethics Violations, Fraud, and Crime” in the current edition of Bankruptcy Practice in Virginia.

About Gentry Locke

With more than 55 lawyers practicing across a range of disciplines, Gentry Locke brings uncommon thinking and deep experience to the legal and business challenges of companies, institutions, organizations and individuals—a commitment the firm has met since 1923. Operating from offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Virginia, Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the United States. Meet the firm’s dynamic attorneys and learn more about its fierce drive to achieve success for its clients by exploring our website.

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