What clients are saying about our firm:
Mr. Kurtz was friendly, supportive and not at all condescending. I was embarrassed that I had to resort to bankruptcy after years of struggle but Mr. Kurtz assured me that I had done all that I could do...He didn't ask me for money if I called with questions and he took care of everything quickly. Perfect experience! -Previous Client
In my dealings with Chris over the years...I have consistently found him to be well-prepared, knowledgeable concerning relevant bankruptcy law, and a zealous and professional advocate for his debtor clients. - Professional Colleague
Mr. Kurtz was courteous, listened to our problems, and then decided to help us. We were very nervous when we went there and he put our mind at ease. This was our last resort after trying to deal with creditors and had gotten no where with them. I would highly recommend Mr. Kurtz. -Previous Client
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Our Practice AreasAt the Kurtz Law Office, we handle the following practice areas:
Bad things really can—and do—happen to good people. At the Kurtz Law Office, we understand that you may be feeling as though you are at the end of your rope and that your financial obligations are overwhelming. We can help you through this difficult time. We know that financial devastation can happen to the best of people. You may have had medical bills, lost your job, gone through a divorce, or suffered some other personal issue which has had an adverse effect on your financial future. We can get you back on your feet, financially, helping you get that second chance you need.
- Chapter 13 Bankruptcy—Chapter 13 bankruptcy is also known as debt reorganization or wage-earners bankruptcy. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help you pay your debts while protecting your assets. We can stop foreclosures, repossessions, garnishments, tax levies, and tax sales, and get you on the road to financial recovery.
- Chapter 7 Bankruptcy—Chapter 7 bankruptcy is sometimes known as liquidation bankruptcy and can offer those who are drowning in debt a fresh start, via a discharge of debts. We will help you keep any property which is exempt under the bankruptcy code, while working toward wiping the slate clean of your debts, essentially giving you a financial “do-over.”
At the Kurtz Law Office, our motto is “Let us solve your financial problems and give you peace of mind.”
Large Commercial Litigation
Commercial litigation requires an attorney who has a thorough understanding of business law. Christopher Kurtz has the experience, knowledge, and skillset necessary to take on large commercial litigation issues. Attorney Kurtz represents plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation, with clients including small businesses, individual entrepreneurs, and large corporations. When our firm takes your case, we are in it for the long haul. Christopher Kurtz will devote his energy and resources to achieving a favorable result for each and every client with a large commercial litigation issue. We can handle such issues as breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty and partnership and other closely held business disputes.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another individual or entity, you are likely going through a difficult time. You are injured, possibly unable to return to work, watching your medical bills mount, and facing an insurance company that does not want to pay you what your claim is worth. Understanding the legal issues surrounding your accident and dealing with insurance companies can be particularly overwhelming when you are struggling with physical and emotional trauma. Christopher Kurtz understands your situation and will evaluate your case, then help you understand your legal rights and options. Attorney Kurtz will answer all your questions, helping you decide whether pursuing legal action is in your best interests. We believe you deserve a solid advocate by your side after being injured by a negligent party.
Like bankruptcy, real estate transactions can be fraught with legal complexities. Real estate transactions are likely the most expensive investments you will make during your lifetime, however, there are many laws specific to real estate which most people are not familiar with. A real estate attorney is a professional in all legal matters related to real property. Your real estate attorney can prepare and review purchase agreements, mortgage documents, title documents, and transfer documents. A real estate attorney oversees the purchase and sale of real property, ensuring the proper procedures are followed regarding the acquisition of property as well as what you are legally allowed to do with that property. In the case of a real estate dispute, such as a chain of title, lot line issues, or other problems with contracts, your real estate attorney will provide solid legal representation, helping you solve all your real estate issues. Since every real estate transaction involves a specific set of circumstances and goals, Christopher Kurtz works closely with each client to clearly understand the unique details, tailoring his services to meet the goals of the client.
Wills & Estates
Today, many adults feel they are too busy to think about an estate plan, that they are too young to consider an estate plan, or they simply do not want to think about a time when they might not be here to watch over their loved ones. Other times, a person may feel he or she doesn’t have sufficient assets to think about an estate plan. In reality, people from all walks of life can benefit from some level of estate plan, and while you may think it is too soon, or you are too young or too busy, it is really never too early to begin formalizing your wishes for the future of your assets, your property, and your family. Whether you have a small estate or a more complex estate, having your estate plan in order can truly save your loved ones from spending extra money, and facing extra stress in the future. Attorney Christopher Kurtz will consider your unique circumstances when devising solutions for your estate. We can prepare wills, trusts, other estate plan documents, and can help your family avoid expensive, time-consuming probate.
Commercial Real Estate Tax Appeals
Since commercial properties are assessed and taxed at a considerably higher rate than residential property when you see a significant increase in the assessed value of your property, you will also see a corresponding increase in your property taxes. At the Christopher Kurtz Law Office, we have a positive record of successful challenges for commercial real estate tax increase. We can help you save hundreds—or possibly even thousands or hundreds of thousands—of dollars in annual taxes by filing a commercial real estate tax appeal. Assessors use different methods to determine the fair market value of your property, including the income approach, the market sales approach, or the cost approach. Attorney Christopher Kurtz can address any of these approaches in a knowledgeable manner.
Chris handles each case from intake, to preparation, to filing and court appearances. At Christopher Kurtz Law Office, you can expect personal contact for every call, meeting or issue that comes up during your case.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Does a Lawyer Help with Bankruptcy Proceedings?
Bankruptcy is a legal process, and, as such, the right decision is generally to have a bankruptcy attorney guide you through the process. Going into bankruptcy can cause significant anxiety; having a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney by your side can provide peace of mind and considerably less stress.
What Service You Can Expect
Our clients have come to expect exemplary legal assistance when a bankruptcy filing is necessary, as well as help preparing an estate plan, assistance with a real estate issue, help with commercial litigation or a commercial real estate tax appeal, or a personal injury claim. The Christopher Kurtz Law Office is focused on the core values of honesty and a goal of never compromising the truth. When you become a client of the Kurtz Law Office, you can expect affordable representation, individual attention, and you can expect to deal directly with Christopher Kurtz. You will have face-to-face meetings when necessary, and personalized, one-on-one customer service. When required, we offer weekend and evening meetings to work with your schedule.
About Christopher Kurtz
Christopher Kurtz was born and raised in the city of Louisville. After graduating from the University of Dayton, Chris decided to complete his law degree there as well. Chris began his practice of law in 1995 when he joined the law firm of his father, Dennis Kurtz. The father and son legal team ultimately grew their bankruptcy practice into one of the largest volume filers of bankruptcy cases. In addition to his extensive bankruptcy experience, Chris has also closed literally thousands of transactions for lenders and clients over the years, negotiating several large commercial real estate tax appeal cases, and helping those with commercial litigation issues.
Why Choose Christopher Kurtz Law Office?
Whether you are facing a bankruptcy or another important legal issue, you need high-quality, experienced, knowledgeable representation. You will have all these qualities and more when you choose Christopher Kurtz Law Office. Attorney Christopher Kurtz personally handles every single case, from intake, throughout the preparation, to filing and making court appearances. No other attorney or staff member handles your case, your closing, or your litigation case. Unlike other firms which may pass you on to a staff member, Chris will be your personal contact for each call, each meeting, each issue you may have. We are conveniently located in the Highlands, at 608 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. If personal, highly experienced legal assistance is what you want, contact the Christopher Kurtz Law Office today.