Michael H. Weaver


Michael represents banks, creditors, and financial service companies with commercial finance, debt collection, workout, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters.   His state and federal court practice often involves assisting clients with debtor-creditor disputes.  Michael has experience helping corporate debtors, creditors, committees, and trustees in bankruptcy court with financing, cash collateral, employment, dischargeability, automatic stay, asset sales, lease assumption and rejection, claim objections, and plan confirmation issues.  He also represents and defends clients in litigation involving preferential and fraudulent transfers, breaches of fiduciary duties, and stay violations.

In addition to his bankruptcy practice, Michael handles general corporate matters for clients and assists them with a variety of matters including entity formation and dissolution, lease negotiation and enforcement, stock and asset sales, as well as governance and fiduciary duty matters.

Active in the community, Michael is a past president of the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, and he currently serves on the Board of the J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court and 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 Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina, 2005

United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2006


South Carolina Bar

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- Bankruptcy (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 (2014-2022)

The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganizational Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy (2015-2022)

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

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

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