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Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
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Johnston, Allison & Hord
1065 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
704.332.1181    Fax: 704.376.1628
Kenny Lautenschlager PARTNER
Tel: 704-998-2250 | Fax: 704-386-1628
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  • Banking, Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy, Financial Institutions Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate, Lien and Title Claims Litigation


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D. with Honors, 1996)
  • Queens College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1993)


  • North Carolina, 1996

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of creditors and financial institutions in commercial loan workouts, including note sales, acquisitions, borrower and guarantor litigation, forbearances, modifications and foreclosures.
  • Representation of creditors and financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings including protection of cash collateral, adequate protection payments, relief from stay orders, plan formulations and objections, plan confirmation and preference and fraudulent conveyance actions.
  • Represents various corporate clients in commercial contract and litigation matters
  • Title Insurance litigation

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America Commercial Litigation (2013 - 2019)
  • Business North Carolina "Legal Elite" - Bankruptcy Law (2015) and Litigation (2012-2015, 2018) 
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers - Construction Litigation (2014 - 2018)
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • National Moot Court Team - UNC-CH
  • The Order of Barristers, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1996)

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-contributor, "North Carolina Construction Law Desk Book" Third Edition (2003) - North Carolina Bar Association
  • Co-contributor and Presenter/Speaker, "North Carolina Construction" 1999-2003 - Carolinas AGC
  • Frequent lecturer on North Carolina Lien and Bond law

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member of the Construction Financial Managers Association

Community Involvement

  • Queens University Board of Visitors (2011 - present)
  • Queens University Presidents Advisory Counsel (2006)
  • Co-President of the Royals Club, Queens University of Charlotte (2003-2006)
  • Queens University of Charlotte Alumni Board (2001-2002)
  • Myers Park Trinity Little League Baseball Coach (1998-2007)
  • Youth Basketball and Soccer Coach (1999)