CHRISTOPHER KAUP'S practice is focused on the representation of creditors and debtors in complex commercial bankruptcy matters, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation. Chris has represented public companies, private businesses, creditors’ committees and individuals in commercial bankruptcy cases, State Court matters and transactional negotiations in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Missouri, Utah, Florida, New Jersey, Delaware and California. Chris served as a Law Clerk in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona during 1992 and 1993.
Chris is a former member of the governing Council and a current member of the Publications Board of the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division of the American Bar Association and a past Chair of that Section’s Bankruptcy Committee. He is also a member of the ABA's Joint Ad Hoc Committee on the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Process and the Bankruptcy Committee of the ABA Business Law Section. Chris also is a member of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona.
Recently, Chris has authored: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: A Primer, GP Solo Magazine, American Bar Association, July/August, 2011; Partnership and Shareholder Disputes in Bankruptcy, State Bar of Arizona Bankruptcy Section, May, 2009; The Arizona Economy 2009: The Perfect Storm Rolls On, Turnaround Management Association, Arizona Chapter, November, 2008; Arizona Real Estate 2008 A Perfect Storm of Financial Disaster: Finding your Life Vest or Raft & Learning to Ride the Waves, Turnaround Management Association, Arizona Chapter, November, 2007; Turnaround Opportunities in Today’s Economic Climate: Fallout From the Sub-Prime Market (Part II), Turnaround Management Association, Las Vegas Chapter, March 26, 2008, Helping Your Creditor Clients Avoid Financial Disaster Before and After the Bankruptcy of Their Debtors, The Arizona Business Lawyer, June, 2003; The Deepening Insolvency Theory and the In Pari Delicto Defense, Seminar Materials, American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section, August, 2003; Good Faith, Bad Faith, You Just Gotta Have Faith: Defeating a Debtor's 'Bad Faith' Defense in an Involuntary Bankruptcy Case, Seminar Materials, Maricopa County Bar Association, April 2004.
Chris also has recently been a speaker for the following programs: Partnership And Shareholder Dispute Issues In Bankruptcy, Arizona State Bar Convention, June, 2009; The Arizona Economy 2009: The Perfect Storm Rolls On, Arizona Turnaround Management Association, November, 2008; Arizona Real Estate 2008: A Perfect Storm of Financial Disaster, Turnaround Management Association, November 2007; Rumpelstiltskin Reorganizations: Turning Around The Troubled Hi-Tech Company,” Turnaround Management Association, November, 2006; Aspects Of The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Of 2005 Impacting Reorganizations Of Business Entities And The Chapter 11 Practice, Turnaround Management Association, November, 2005; Aspects Of The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Of 2005 Impacting Reorganizations Of Business Entities And The Chapter 11 Practice, State Bar of Arizona, November, 2005; Involuntary Bankruptcy: A Rational Option?, Maricopa County Bar Association, April 2004; Business Bankruptcy for the Rest of Us, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August, 2003; What Your Creditor Client Can Do To Avoid Financial Disaster: Rights, Remedies & Liabilities Arizona In The Days Before A Bankruptcy Case, Maricopa County Bar Association, May, 2003;
Chris is currently the Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He has also served as President, a member of the Session, and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Orangewood Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Arizona and a member of the Board of the Arizona Chapter of the Lehigh Alumni Association.
COURT AND BAR ADMISSIONS:
New Jersey (1991)