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Unfortunately, your opportunity to appeal was immediately following the entry of the judgment (NC - 30 days following judgment to file appeal).
The transfer of the condo to your daughter is going to be treated under the "Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act" (Do not misunderstand the term in the title - the act simply allows creditors to pursue assets that are transferred with no consideration or for less than market value - it does not necessarily imply that you did so fraudulently).
The creditor has every right to pursue you in this manner, and while you can shelter certain assets (such as a portion of your homestead ($60,000.00 as a married couple)), the majority of your assets are going to be subject to collection.
Please note - your daughter cannot claim this exemption for the condo she received from you - that is going to be subject to collection in its entirety.
For a very good overview of the NC Bankruptcy exemptions see: http://www.northcarolinabankruptcylaw.com/exemptions.html
Your bankruptcy can eliminate your personal liability for these debts (generally - your local bankruptcy attorney should be advising you on the specifics of this claim), but your business entity will remain liable.
There are very few debts that are non-dischargeable in bankruptcy, See: http://www.northcarolinabankruptcylaw.com/nondischarge.html
So - while your bankruptcy will likely result in the dissolution of most of your assets given the aggressive nature of your creditors, and I would suspect that they will pursue the property that you transferred to your daughter (there really is no good legal argument to prevent this), you can get a bankruptcy discharge to have a final end date on this collection activity and be done with it.
As far as a counter-suit, I am really not sure what to tell you, there doesn't appear to be any basis for one.
I am very sorry that you had an unfortunate series of events affecting your business and your industry, but failing to pay your employees is going to result in very aggressive enforcement, followed by collections activity, and the results that you are suffering now may be unfair on a personal level, but your employees have every right to do so (and all of the employees that didn't take legal action against you were foregoing significant legal rights that they did have against you).