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Frank B. B. Knowlton

Frank B. B. Knowlton

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
frank.knowlton@nelsonmullins.com

Frank leads the banking, bankruptcy, and creditors rights team at Nelson Mullins. He and his team represent banks, lenders, businesses in need of reorganization or restructuring, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, and examiners, creditors' committees, and more. Frank focuses his practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation, technology law and litigation, business litigation, and product liability.

Frank leads the banking, bankruptcy, and creditors rights team at Nelson Mullins. He and his team represent banks, lenders, businesses in need of reorganization or restructuring, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, and examiners, creditors' committees, and more. Frank focuses his practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation, technology law and litigation, business litigation, and product liability.

Frank B. B. Knowlton

Frank leads the banking, bankruptcy, and creditors rights team at Nelson Mullins. He and his team represent banks, lenders, businesses in need of reorganization or restructuring, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, and examiners, creditors' committees, and more. Frank focuses his practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation, technology law and litigation, business litigation, and product liability.

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1984)
  • Washington and Lee University, BA, History (1981)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • AV Martindale Hubbell rating
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights and Business Litigation (2008–2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2009–2024), Commercial Litigation (2021–2024), Litigation – Bankruptcy (2009–2024), Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2009–2024), Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2009–2024) 
    • Lawyer of the Year in Columbia, S.C. for Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2020)
  • Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite of the Midlands", Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights (2011, 2013, 2020–2021), Business Litigation (2022)
  • S.C. Supreme Court Pro Bono Honor Roll (2021)
  • J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court (current)
  • South Carolina Bar
    • House of Delegates (current)
  • American Bar Association
    • House of Delegates (2002–2004)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Richland County Bar Association
    • President (2006)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • South Carolina Bar Foundation
    • President (2008–2009)