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Winston-Salem, NC

Christopher H. Oldham

Womble Bond Dickinson
Bankruptcy & Finance


With a legal career spanning nearly three decades, Chris has developed a sophisticated superregional practice focusing in the areas of real estate finance and commercial lending. He has extensive experience in handling a variety of financial and other transactional matters on behalf of lenders, agent banks, borrowers, letter-of-credit issuers and other key players.

His real estate finance practice covers a wide array of property types including retail, office, multifamily, industrial and hotel, and includes both fee simple and ground lease financing. These transactions run the gamut from single-borrower, single-property loans to multi-state transactions involving multiple properties and complex borrower structures. Chris’s commercial lending practice includes revolving and term facilities, both secured and unsecured, and asset based lending. He has experience with collateral of all types. He is deeply familiar with Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) and the methods of perfection thereunder. Chris also has substantial experience with lender and rating agency requirements as to bankruptcy-remote, single-purpose entities and associated legal issues.

In addition, Chris assists financial institutions in dealing with troubled assets and/or credits, including loan restructurings, workouts, note sales and dispositions of real estate-owned properties. In this context, he has negotiated workout and forbearance agreements and assisted clients in achieving successful recovery through sales of assets and/or refinancing of credits. Chris’s legal experience also includes natural resources, water rights and Native American issues.

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