Full-Service Bankruptcy Lawyer Serving Louisville, KY
At Kurtz Law Office, we specialize in bankruptcy law but are also adept at handling cases in the following practice areas:
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 increases. 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.
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 an 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, and other estate plan documents and can help your family avoid expensive, time-consuming probate.
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.
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.
Large Commercial Litigation
Commercial litigation requires an attorney who has a thorough understanding of business law. Christopher Kurtz has the experience, knowledge, and skill set 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, breach of fiduciary duty and partnership, and other closely held business disputes.
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 that 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 that 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.”
Why Contact the Christopher Kurtz Law Office?
You may be facing a bankruptcy or other important real estate or personal injury issue. Whatever your legal problem, you need high-quality, knowledgeable legal representation. Christopher Kurtz offers those qualities and much more. We have one attorney and two staff members and will always go the extra mile to help you solve your legal issue. 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.
More About Kurtz Law
In 1966 Dennis Kurtz, Christopher Kurtz’s father, founded the Kurtz Law Office. Dennis has since passed, leaving Christopher Kurtz as the attorney at the Kurtz law office. After completing more than a thousand bankruptcy cases over the past twenty-five years, the Christopher Kurtz Law Office transitioned into more of a boutique law firm. What we have never lost, however, is our commitment to our clients, and our passion for helping consumers solve their financial issues and get a fresh start. Quite often, hard-working, responsible individuals may find themselves struggling financially.
Perhaps they have unexpected medical expenses, lost a job, are going through a divorce, or have simply gotten bogged down in credit card debt. Whatever the reason, we understand the stress and anxiety that accompanies financial problems. At Christopher Kurtz Law Office we not only focus in bankruptcy cases, we also help those in need of legal assistance for a real estate transaction, a commercial real estate tax appeal, those who are facing commercial litigation or a personal injury claim or those who have decided it is time for an estate plan.
For all these practice areas, we offer exemplary legal assistance, while focusing on honesty and trust. When you become a client of Christopher Kurtz Law Office, you can expect highly individualized attention and affordable legal representation. You will have one-on-one meetings with Christopher Kurtz and will not be passed along to staff members. A Louisville native, Christopher Kurtz completed his law degree at the University of Dayton before joining his father at his law practice. The father and son team ultimately grew their bankruptcy law practice into one of the largest volume filers of bankruptcy cases in Kentucky prior to Dennis Kurtz’s passing. Attorney Christopher Kurtz additionally has extensive experience in real estate, including commercial real estate tax appeal cases and commercial litigation issues.