George Mason Oliver

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in New Bern, NC

The Law Offices of Oliver & Cheek, PLLC
 | 405 Middle St, PO Box 1548
New Bern, NC 28563
Phone: 252-633-1930
Fax: 252-633-1950
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (70%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

For more than 19 years, attorney George Oliver has assisted business and individual clients in cases involving Chapter 11 bankruptcies, workouts and alternatives to bankruptcy, state court receiverships, and litigation. He received an AV Preeminent (4.7/5.0) rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. He is the winner of Legal Elite's "Young Guns Award" (Best under 40) in NC for 2013, and he is a Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law.

Mr. Oliver is a frequent presenter for continuing legal education on a wide array of bankruptcy-related topics. He graduated with his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with honors. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the Eastern NC Inn of Court and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Prior to opening the firm Oliver & Cheek, PLLC, Mr. Oliver was an associate with the New Bern office of Stubbs & Perdue, P.A., and an associate with the Asheville firm of Elmore, Elmore & Williams. His practice area is primarily eastern North Carolina.  His firm is primarily located in New Bern, North Carolina, and also has offices in Raleigh, Wilson, Greenville and Wilmington.


Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (70%): Bankruptcy Law

Civil Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020

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About George Oliver

Admitted: 1999, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Undergraduate Attorney General, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995-1996
  • Law School Attorney General, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1998-1999
  • Recognized in Business North Carolina magazine’s "Legal Elite” (Bankruptcy), 2009-2011
  • Order of the Golden Fleece, 1995

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Specialist in Business Bankruptcy law, certified by North Carolina State Bar and American Board of Certification, 2006-present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Managing Editor, North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual
  • Council Member, NC Bankruptcy Section Council, 2004 - 2007
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Eastern NC Inn of Court
  • Co-Coordinator, North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Financial Health Clinic, 2011
  • NewTAC Board Member, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, 2010-present
  • Member, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Section Council Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, 2004-2007
  • Craven County Bar Association, Member and Former President

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chapter 7 Panel Trustee, Eastern District of North Carolina

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Editor, North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual, North Carolina Bar Association, 2007
  • Chapter 11 Update, Eastern Bankruptcy Institute, 2011
  • “A View from the Trenches—the Ups and Downs of Chapter 11 Practice”
  • “Being Secured in an Unsecured World—Bankruptcy for Paralegals”, 2009
  • “Homebuilder/Construction Bankruptcies and Lien Issues”, 30th Annual Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar, 2009
  • “Bankruptcy Light? Less Fulfilling or Tastes Great? Receiverships and Other State Law Alternatives to Bankruptcy”, North Carolina 32nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute, 2009
  • “Bankruptcy and Real Estate—Does Perfection Have to be Perfect?”, North Carolina Bar Association
  • “The Hard Road Ahead,” Real Property Section Annual Meeting, North Carolina Bar Association,  2011
  • “Perfection and Avoidance Issues”, North Carolina 33rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute, 2010
  • Chapter 7 Trustee Panel Workshop, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2011
  • Chapter 11 Update, Eastern Bankruptcy Institute, 2002-2008

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with honors, 1999
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. in Communications Studies, 1996
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Office Location for George Mason Oliver

405 Middle St
PO Box 1548
New Bern, NC 28563

Phone: 252-633-1930

Fax: 252-633-1950

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Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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