Claude R. Bowles , Jr. - Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Claude R. Bowles , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Chip Bowles is a partner in the law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP in Louisville, Kentucky, where he concentrates his practice in the area of bankruptcy law distressed asset sales, professional compensation, bankruptcy ethics, representation of non-attorney professionals in bankruptcy cases and debtor and creditor rights. Mr. Bowles is a Director of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the leading organization of Bankruptcy professionals in the United States and is a Vice Chair of the ABI’s National Ethics Task Force and Chair of this Task Force’s Fee and Retention sub-committee. Mr. Bowles was also the Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Chapter 11 Professional Fee Study, formerly served as Co-Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Professional Compensation Committee and was a Co-Editor of the ABI Journal’s Ethics Column. Mr. Bowles is also a member of the Board of the American Board of Certification, the nation's premier legal specialty certification organization.  He is co-author of "The Sale of the Century or a Fraud on Creditors?: The Fiduciary Duty of Trustees and Debtors in Possession in Relation to the ‘Sale’ of a Debtor’s Assets in Bankruptcy" 28 U. Mem. L. Rev. 781 (Spring 1998), "Has the DIP’s Attorney Become the Ultimate Creditors’ Lawyer in Bankruptcy Reorganization Cases?"  ABI L.R. (Summer 1997) and "What the Bankruptcy Code Giveth, Congress Taketh Away: The Dischargeability of Domestic Obligations After the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994," 34 Journal of Family Law 521 (1996).

University of KentuckyBA 1981University of Kentucky College of LawJ.D. 1984
American Association for JusticeKentucky Justice AssociationAmerican Bankruptcy InstituteFederal Alternative Dispute Resolution CouncilOhio CLE Institute's Bankruptcy Planning CommissionLocal Rules Committee United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of KentuckyAmerican Board of Certification Board of Directors Executive Committee of the Midwestern Regional Bankruptcy Seminar Advisory CommitteeUniversity of Kentucky CLE Consumer Bankruptcy SeminarAmerican Bankruptcy Institute Planning Committee for Consumer Fee StudyABI’s National Ethics Task Force and Chair of Task Forces Committee on Professional CompensationKBA Bankruptcy Section’s Quarterly NewsletterThe Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) Bankruptcy SectionMoot Court, University of Louisville

Case History

In re Eastern Livestock Company Chapter 11 — Represented petitioning creditors in involuntary Chapter 11 case involving a multi-billion dollar check kite.  Headed Bingham Greenebaum Doll effort to protect over $80,000,000 in transfers under 11 U.S.C. § 546(e) safe harbor provisions.
Closing of bond funding for KFC “Yum” Center — Represented party issuing bonds for building of Yum Center during September 2008 closing and headed Greenebaum Doll & McDonald team addressing special issues related to financial meltdown which helped close this major bond issue in spite of collapse of most bond funding in late 2008.
AG Financial Service Center Chapter 11 — Represented debtor in case with 250,000 plus creditors.  Headed team which developed plan release provisions for parent company which permitted funding of a plan which provided a 100% payout to creditors.
Federated Department Stores Chapter 11 — Represented as co-counsel to a foreign bank group which was one of the principal lenders to what was then the largest retail Chapter 11 in history.

Office Location

3500 National City Tower
101 South Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Other Information

Gender: Male