COLUMBIA, S.C. – The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina has appointed Kerk Spong, a member of Robinson Gray law firm in Columbia, to a committee that advises the court regarding its rules and practices.
The court’s Advisory Committee on Local Rules and Practice is charged with studying local rules and procedures and submitting its suggestions to the court regarding them.
Spong is one of seven new members appointed to the committee by Chief Judge David R. Duncan on March 1, 2019. The other new members are Kristen Nichols, William K. Stephenson Jr., John Timothy Stack, Ann Urquhart Bell, Gina Rossi McMaster, and J. Ronald Jones Jr.
Kerk also serves as the Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Trustee for the District of South Carolina.
At Robinson Gray, he practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, business transactions, construction litigation, commercial litigation, and real estate and title insurance. He has a statewide practice in the Equity Courts of South Carolina, and often serves as a court-appointed Special Referee in real estate matters and disputes.
“Given his extensive experience in bankruptcy proceedings, I’m sure Kerk will be a great asset to the court in this capacity,” said Cal Watson, the law firm’s managing member. “Service to the greater community is an important value at Robinson Gray, and we’re proud to see him take on this new role.”
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