Kenny Dantinne joined HSSM in 2017 as an associate in the Bankruptcy, Restructuring + Creditors’ Rights practice group. Kenny represents corporate and individual debtors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. In addition, he represents creditors in collection actions in the bankruptcy process and state court collection actions. He relies on his extensive civil litigation experience to assist clients in bankruptcy litigation. Further, Kenny assists creditors and debtors in restructuring existing agreements and debts, and out-of-court settlements to avoid the bankruptcy process when possible.

Prior to joining HSSM, Kenny practiced with McCoy Wiggins Cleveland & McLean, PLLC, for three years in Fayetteville, NC, where his practice was focused on civil litigation. He has a wealth of experience in representing individual and corporate clients in North Carolina district and superior courts, the North Carolina Business Court, North Carolina appeals courts, and federal district courts in business disputes, employment disputes, and eminent domain proceedings. In his practice outside litigation, he advised corporate and business clients on employment matters, investigatory and regulatory issues, and contracts and leases.

Practice Areas


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2014, North Carolina Law Review, managing editor
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 2011


  • Successful out-of-court settlement with minority shareholder of closely held corporation to complete asset purchase agreement and avoid bankruptcy.
  • Enforcement of non-competes against former employees to prevent former employees from working for competitors, including the successful appeal of a state trial court summary judgment verdict finding a non-compete unenforceable.
  • Representation of landowners in obtaining jury verdicts, mediated settlement agreements, and informal settlement agreements for condemnation damages in excess of initial North Carolina Department of Transportation deposits.
  • Settlement of EEOC discrimination claims on behalf of employees and employers.

Honors + Activities

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2019 & 2020
  • Member, North Carolina State Bar
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice in North Carolina state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle, Eastern Districts of North Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • UNC School of Law James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society