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Wake Forest University
B.A., Magna Cum Laude
Wake Forest University

John M. Flynn Printer-Friendly

John Flynn supports a variety of commercial clients in the finance sector, including national and state banks, insurance companies and institutional lenders. His practice regularly handles matters involving debtor and creditor rights, loan workouts and other loan transactions. He is especially focused on bankruptcy preference actions and asset-based lending and factoring for secured commercial loans.

In addition, John is our firm’s chief counsel on environmental matters - helping his clients understand the sometimes significant and unanticipated implications of environmental law on personal and business planning, business organization, real estate transactions and creditor rights.

John served as Carruthers & Roth’s managing director from 2003-2008. He currently is Associate Professor of Law at the Elon University School of Law.

Before joining Carruthers & Roth, John was clerk for the Honorable Hiram H. Ward, a U.S. District Court judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Representative Cases

  • Represented a large consumer goods importer in a bankruptcy preference action involving debtors trying to recover payments made prior to a bankruptcy filing.
  • Represented a small asset-based lender and a small factoring firm in multiple transactions involving a variety of borrowers.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1990

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association Council Member, Law Practice Management Section
  • Risk Management Association
  • Turnaround Management Association, Board of Directors

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2023
  • Business North Carolina: Legal Elite, 2008, 2011-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Elon Law School Student Bar Association Outstanding Service to Students Award, 2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Wake Forest Law Review, Articles Editor

Community Service

  • Chancel Choir Member
  • Greensboro Choral Society
  • Music for a Great Space, Board of Directors
  • Christ United Methodist Church
Disclaimer: The specific cases and matters mentioned on this website are illustrative of the matters handled by Carruthers & Roth, P.A. The results of any case or matter depend on a variety of factors unique to each case. Not all cases or matters handled by Carruthers & Roth, P.A. are summarized on this website. The results of prior cases or matters do not guarantee that a similar outcome can be achieved in any future case.