Oliver Carter III

Oliver has been practicing with Carter & Carter since 2009.  He primarily represents lenders and borrowers in connection with distressed debt, commercial disputes, and bankruptcy and is certified as a Specialist in Creditors’ Rights by the American Board of Certification.  Oliver represents a wide variety of clients within the debtor-creditor context, including creditors and debtors in Ch. 7, Ch. 11, and Ch. 13 bankruptcies; adversary proceedings; state court litigation, and workouts.  He also handles routine contract disputes, title disputes, and estate matters.  From time to time, Oliver also enjoys advising small businesses and their principals as they form a corporate entity such as an LLC and also when questions arise concerning the rights and obligations of an existing entity or its principals.

Oliver currently serves as a board member of The Historic Wilmington Foundation and The Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts.  From 2013-2015, he served as Treasurer of the Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County.  From 2011 – 2016, he served as Editor of “The Disclosure Statement”, the N.C. Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section newsletter.

Oliver studied law at New York University and graduated in 2006.  At NYU, he served on the Student Bar Association for three years, including as its President, and for this and other service to the law school community, he was presented the Vanderbilt Award.  After law school, Oliver held positions in private practice, public service, and consulting before beginning work for Carter & Carter in 2009.

Prior to attending law school, Oliver graduated from New Hanover High School and subsequently attended the University of North Carolina as a Morehead Scholar.  He graduated from Carolina in 2001 with Honors in Writing. During 2002, he lived and worked in Summit County, Colorado.


Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Phone: 910.763.3626
Fax: 866.249.7856
Email: email me

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy-Creditors, 25%
  • Bankruptcy-Debtors, 25%
  • Litigation, 25%
  • Corporate Matters, 5%
  • Estate Matters, 10%

 Bar Admissions

  •   North Carolina General Courts of Justice, 2007
  •   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.C., 2009
  •   New York, 2010


  •  New York University School of Law, 2006
    • President, Student Bar Association
    • Vanderbilt Award for Leadership
  • University of North Carolina,  2001
    • Honors in Writing
    • Morehead Scholar
    • B.A. in English and International Studies
    • Beta Theta Pi
  • New Hanover High School, 1997

Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

  •  North Carolina Bar Association, 2007-13
    • Editor, Bankruptcy Section Newsletter, 2012-13
  • New Hanover County Bar Association, 2009-13
  • N.C. Creditors Bar Association, 2012-13

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Cape Fear Council, Boy Scouts of America,  2012-13
  • Board Member, Historic Wilmington Foundation,  2013
  • Treasurer, The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County, Inc., 2013
  • Chair, Pro Bono Committee, N.C. Bar Assn. Young Lawyers, 2010-12

Areas of Practice