Michael H. Weaver


Based in the Firm’s Columbia office, Michael handles commercial finance as well as bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. Michael has experience advising clients with commercial and agricultural lending and collection issues, sales of closely held businesses and corporate governance issues.  He also assists corporate debtors, trustees, creditors and unsecured creditor committees with a variety of bankruptcy matters including debtor-in-possession financing, use of cash collateral, preferential and fraudulent transfer litigation, dischargeability and automatic stay issues, bankruptcy sales and acquisitions, lease assumption or rejection, claim objections, plan confirmation issues and other aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring efforts.

Active in the community, Michael is a past president of the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association and currently serves on the board of the Midlands Business Leadership Group. He is a 2017 graduate of Leadership South Carolina, and a 2011 graduate of Leadership Columbia.

South Carolina, 2004

United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2006

South Carolina Bar

Richland County Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association

South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association

J. Bratton Davis American Bankruptcy Inn of Court

The Best Lawyers- Lawyer of the Year – Litigation- Bankrupcty (2022)

South Carolina Legal Elite – Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, Columbia Business Monthly (2021)

The State’s Twenty Under Forty, Honoree, 2017

South Carolina Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy: Business (2014-2021)

The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganizational Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy (2015-2021)

Legal Elite of the Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly (2015; 2019)

Recipient of the United Way’s Volunteer of the Year Award – 2017

Leadership South Carolina, Class of 2017

Leadership Columbia, Class of 2011

A description of the selection process methodologies on which these accolades are based can be found here.

Midlands Business Leadership Group – Board Member

Lexington Chamber & Visitors Center – Board Member (2019 – 2020)

  1. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court – Board Member / Secretary