Smythe Puryear & Robertson is a boutique association of eight attorneys representing local, regional and national clients in the areas of Commercial and Construction litigation, Surety Defense and Indemnity Litigation, Creditors Rights, Consumer and Commercial Debt Collections and Judgment Recovery. Clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses, and the scope of representation is always tailored to assert clients' legal rights in the most cost-effective manner given their resources and needs. Commercial and Business Litigation: Smythe Puryear & Robertson represents financial institutions and a range of businesses across the spectrum in all facets of commercial litigation, including sales and lease disputes; banking litigation involving negotiable instruments, bank deposits and collections, and letters of credit disputes; and secured transactions ( Article 9 ) litigation, including perfection and priority disputes. In addition, Smythe Puryear & Robertson represents clients in a variety of business related torts, including claims of business interference, fraud, misrepresentation, trademark and trade name infringement, and fiduciary duty claims. Construction and Surety: Smythe Puryear & Robertson represents Contractors and Subcontractors, builders, developers, suppliers, owners, architects and engineers, and well as sureties on bonded projects, in all facets of construction litigation. A substantial portion of the group's practice focuses on Mechanic's and Materialmen's lien claims and bond claim litigation. Creditors' Rights: Smythe Puryear & Robertson represents Creditors throughout all aspects of the Bankruptcy Process, including Preference and Avoidance litigation, Discharge and Dischargeability objections, and claims enforcement. An active role is taken in the bankruptcy process, from claims negotiation to plan confirmation, and clients are advised of all remedies including the use of involuntary bankruptcies and substantive consolidation of related debtors. Collections and Judgment Recovery: Smythe Puryear & Robertson represents and counsels clients in all facets of credit transactions and Receivables Management, including pre-default lender counseling on Lender Liability Law and Creditor Rights, and voluntary workouts. Post-default, the attorneys undertake judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, and a variety of aggressive yet cost-effective measures to preserve adequate security, including pre-judgment writs of attachment and other forms of injunctive relief, creditor assignments and lien preservation. Clients are represented aggressively throughout any necessary litigation to enforce claims, and in addition to all standard post-judgment remedies ( garnishments, executions, levies, etc. ), aggressive investigation is made to uncover fraudulent conveyances and pierce the corporate veil, where debtors seek to hide assets.