Stacy C. Cordes


  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1988
  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1991
  • North Carolina Bar Association (1992-Present)
    • Board of Governors 2001-2003
    • General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section Council
      • Chair (Hall of Fame Committee): 1998-1999
      • Chair: 1997-1998
      • Secretary: 1995-1997
    • Bankruptcy Section Council Member
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association (26th Judicial District 1992-Present)
    • Law & Society Committee Chair: 2015-2016
    • Law & Society Committee Vice-Chair: 2014-2015
    • Board of Directors: 1997-2002
    • Young Lawyers Division Chair: 1995-1996
    • Has planned and spoken at various NCBA & Mecklenburg County Bar seminars in various areas of bankruptcy practice
  • Active Member at Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • AV Rated Attorney
  • Super Lawyers 2020, 2021
  • 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 named by Business NC Magazine among NC’s Legal Elite in the area of Bankruptcy
  • Superior Court Certified Mediator


Stacy C. Cordes primarily advises clients on debtor-creditor disputes and related matters. Ms. Cordes has represented clients in all types of litigation before state and federal courts.  Her practice includes lender and SBA workouts, foreclosures, and small business disputes and dissolutions.  Whether through formal mediation or out-of-court negotiated workout, Ms. Cordes’ strength is working to resolve complicated disputes. If bankruptcy is the best option, then Ms. Cordes will also walk through the process with clients and file Chapter 7 cases.  Ms. Cordes has represented creditors in all chapters of bankruptcy. Ms. Cordes utilizes her interpersonal skills and professional relationships with other attorneys to provide the best legal representation for her clients.

Ms. Cordes has practiced law in Charlotte, NC since 1992. Ms. Cordes has appeared before the bankruptcy courts in the Eastern, Middle, and Western districts of North Carolina and has represented clients in the state and federal courts in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. Ms. Cordes focuses her practice on assisting individuals and companies in workouts and representation regarding all types of debtor-creditor and bankruptcy disputes. At Wake Forest University School of Law, Ms. Cordes served as President of the Student Bar Association.

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