Charles M. Ivey III



Charles M. Ivey, III is a partner with Ivey, McClellan, Siegmund, Brumbaugh & McDonough, LLP. With the exception of two short stays during his undergrad and law school attendance, Charles has lived in Greensboro his entire life. Charles has been a Chapter 7 Trustee in Greensboro since 1982, which covers a large percentage of Charles’ practice time. In addition to trustee work, Charles spends significant time working on Chapter 11 reorganizations and out of court restructurings of businesses and individuals. Some of these reorganizations results from, or leads toward, complex litigation throughout the state and federal courts of North Carolina.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Litigation

Professional Admissions

  • North Carolina Bar, 1978
  • United States District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, 1978
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, 1978
  • United States Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 1978
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. Economics, 1975

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • Board Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification & North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Section Council Member, 1982-1984, 1998-2000
    • Bankruptcy Section Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1983-1984
    • Bankruptcy Law Specialization Committee, 1998-2003
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Commercial Law League
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America in the Field of Bankruptcy Law
  • Recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Member in the Society of Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer by Corporate Counsel
  • Recognized by National Academy for Bankruptcy Attorneys in 2014 with a Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award

Office Locations


305 Blandwood Ave
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 274-4658
Fax: 336-274-4540


551 Monroe Street
Eden, NC 27288
Phone: (336) 623-4600