Brooks Pierce attorney Jamey Mavis Lowdermilk recently guest lectured for North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) agricultural law course, speaking on bankruptcy law.
Lowdermilk introduced the undergraduate class to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court system as well as Title 11 of the United States Code, known as the Bankruptcy Code. She outlined the development of bankruptcy law beginning with the U.S. Constitution and explained the bankruptcy process to students. She also discussed key chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, particularly chapter 12, which was enacted for small family-farm debtors.
The agricultural law course generally describes the federal, state and local laws as well as taxes and regulations concerning the production, sale, transportation and processing of agricultural food and fiber products of all kinds (crops, plants, livestock, etc.).
Lowdermilk brings her experience as a law clerk in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to guide her clients through the complicated bankruptcy process. She also represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial matters in state and federal courts. Lowdermilk serves as a trustee for The Outdoor Academy, a place-based, experiential-education semester school for high schoolers in western North Carolina.