In today's episode, attorneys Christina McAlpin Taylor and Melissa Tulis share the lessons they've learned from traveling to motion hearings across North and South Carolina. Within each state, every county’s court functions a little different, with distinct rules and processes. From differences in security lines to the types of motions allowed – Christina and Melissa have seen it all.
Christina is a partner at Smith Debnam and a member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Collections practice group. She represents a wide range of businesses through all stages of creditor representation, including pre-suit collection efforts, lawsuits, judgments, and executions. In 2016, she was named to the 25 Most Influential Women in Collections by Collection Advisor Magazine. Christina was named to the 2020 class of East Carolina University’s 40 Under Forty Leadership Awards. In 2021, she was appointed to serve a four-year term on the East Carolina University (ECU) Women’s Roundtable Board of Directors.
Melissa is an associate at Smith Debnam and a member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Collections practice group, where she represents a broad range of businesses in North and South Carolina through all stages of the collection litigation process, including pre-suit collection efforts, lawsuits, judgments, and executions.