Michael Kind is an Associate in Locke Lord’s Litigation Department and a member of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency and the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Groups.
Michael has represented creditors, debtors, and trustees in a variety of bankruptcy matters, adversary proceedings, and other disputes. Michael’s bankruptcy experience includes defending and obtaining relief from the automatic stay, resolving claims disputes, litigating claim priority disputes, contesting disclosure statements and plans of reorganization, drafting first-day and other dispositive motions in Chapter 11 debtor representations, and litigating appeals of contested bankruptcy matters. Michael has also represented defendants in a variety of bankruptcy adversary proceedings and contested matters such as fraudulent conveyance and general fraud litigation, preferential transfer litigation, contract disputes, insurance disputes, and fiduciary duty litigation.
Michael has also counseled creditors such as insurance companies, landlords, and media agencies with special bankruptcy-related and intellectual property issues. He has also advised clients on the bankruptcy implications of various business transactions and litigation strategies. Michael’s practice also includes experience in complex commercial litigation, focusing on breach of contract, consumer protection, fraud, business tort, post-judgment proceedings, and other disputes in state and federal court. He also represents banks and borrowers in commercial foreclosure proceedings and advises landlords with respect to commercial lease agreements.