Chris splits his time handling complex business litigation in front of state, federal, and bankruptcy courts and putting together a variety of business transactions. As a result of his dual practice, Chris has a great deal of experience and familiarity with the law of Kentucky limited liability companies and Kentucky corporations from both perspectives. Clients praise Chris for his responsiveness and ability to apply this background and experience to navigate them through their legal needs.
- Representing former directors and officers of a coal company in complex bankruptcy litigation involving allegations of breaches of fiduciary duties and fraudulent conveyances.
- Prepared and reviewed real estate documents involving hundreds of leases and deeds in connection with a $200,000,000 note offering on behalf of a coal company.
- Obtained a ruling from a federal district judge confirming that Kentucky courts do not recognize a cause of action for aiding and abetting or conspiracy to commit fraudulent transfers.
- Prepared organizational documents on behalf of a variety of business entities, including companies in the strength and fitness, mattress, coal, automotive, restaurant, and beverage industries.
Education & Clerkship
- Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Kentucky (2006-2007)
- Intern/Law Clerk, Kentucky Supreme Court (2005-2006)
- University of Kentucky College of Law, JD (2006)
- University of Kentucky, BS Computer Science (2003)
Honors & Awards
- Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016)
- Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Program Volunteer Lawyer of the Year (2013)