Beal LLC Expands Its Team

Beal, LLC Expands Its Team

Receives Top Rankings in 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ‘Best Law Firms’ List

Columbia, SC (December 18, 2018) – Beal, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of three attorneys to its team. Joining the firm are Tara E. Nauful, Adam J. Floyd, and Keely M. McCoy who bring decades of experience in commercial restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency related litigation to the practice. The firm also has received Tier 1 national rankings in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and for litigation in bankruptcy from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in its 2019 “Best Law Firms” list.

Tara E. Nauful, Of Counsel, comes to the firm following a two-year clerkship with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina. Prior to her clerkship, Tara was in private practice for 23 years, representing financial institutions and other lenders. She also has served as a state court receiver and counsel for a Chapter 11 trustee.

Adam J. Floyd, Special Counsel, represents distressed businesses and individuals in out of court and bankruptcy court restructurings and liquidations. He has substantial experience with complex bankruptcy litigation, particularly litigating fraudulent conveyance, preference, and other causes of action on behalf of Chapter 7 trustees.

Prior to joining Beal, LLC, Keely M. McCoy, Special Counsel, served as general counsel for a South Carolina manufacturing company. Her experience includes negotiating and drafting contracts and buy-sell agreements, corporate restructurings, legal compliance, general human resources support, and litigation.

“It’s exciting to welcome such strong talent to the team and to receive national recognition for the firm in a short time,” said founder Michael M. Beal. After 30 years leading the bankruptcy practice at McNair Law Firm, Beal started his own practice in 2016 representing middle market businesses in financial distress through litigation, out of court restructurings, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. In addition, attorneys at Beal, LLC have substantial experience representing creditors’ committees, bankruptcy trustees, secured lenders, landlords, and asset purchasers in bankruptcy cases, as well as federal and state court receivers.

According to Best Lawyers, “Firms included in the 2019 Edition of ‘Best Law Firms’ are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.” The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Tier 1 rankings are the highest given by any organization.

Beal, LLC is located in downtown Columbia and serves clients throughout the region. For more information, visit


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