BUSINESS LITIGATION

Kurt has represented clients in hundreds of business cases. The subject matter areas in these cases include accounting, banking, bankruptcy, breach of fiduciary duty, construction, employment, fraud, insurance, oil and gas, professional licenses, real estate, trade secrets and other business issues. Kurt meets with each new client to discuss the client’s goals, the subject matter of the case, the facts and potential witnesses, the options available, and the estimated cost both in money and client time required for each case.

Some of the business cases that Kurt has handled include:

  • Trial counsel in jury trial for oil and gas company to clear title and recover value of oil produced by company that claimed ownership through adverse possession of mineral interests.
  • Lead trial counsel for real estate development company against purchaser of development who failed to pay promissory note assumed.
  • Lead trial counsel for development company and individuals in breach of contract case against Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
  • Lead counsel in jury trial defending computer installation company against claims of negligence after computer system was destroyed by fire.
  • Lead counsel in jury trial for building inspector against claims of negligent inspection.
  • Counsel for buyer of automobile dealership against accounting firm and seller for failure to disclose revisions to accounting methods.
  • Lead counsel for buyer of automobile dealership against sellers for fraudulent representation of financial condition, check kiting schemes and fraudulent title practices.
  • Lead counsel for bankruptcy trustee against accounting firm, actuarial firm and reinsurance companies relating to bankruptcy of company selling automobile warranties.
  • Lead counsel for bankruptcy trustee against law firm relating to bankrupt company’s sale of oil and gas interests.
  • Lead counsel for bankruptcy trustee against former owner of healthcare company for fraudulent transfers and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Lead trial counsel for independent bankers association against credit unions and state agency in dispute over field of membership issues.
  • Trial counsel for bank to recover proceeds of checks from company that defrauded bank customer.
  • Lead counsel for bank directors against claims of fraud and mismanagement.
  • Lead counsel for bank against borrower claims relating to sale of credit life insurance.
  • Lead counsel for mortgage company against claims brought by warehouse lender.
  • Trial counsel in jury trial for Mexican company defending against claims by U.S. bank after bank foreclosed and sold crops in Mexico.
  • Lead counsel for borrower against bank for booking foreclosed assets at value different than amount bid at foreclosure sales.
  • Lead counsel in prosecution and defense of claims by lenders against builders for violation of trust agreements and misapplication of funds.
  • Lead counsel in prosecution and defense of lenders, borrowers and guarantors in multiple collection, foreclosure, deficiency, lender liability and usury cases.