Chris Trapp

Attorney

2 L9 A5133 Trapp 01092020

Contact

OFFICE (317) 464–1100

As a seasoned bankruptcy and commercial litigator, Chris prides himself on implementing innovative solutions to resolve complex disputes. Chris has served as lead counsel on behalf of secured creditors successfully reorganizing numerous loan facilities through out-of-court workouts and chapter 11 bankruptcies in courts across the country.

Through his substantial experience in litigation strategies such as prejudgment attachment and garnishment, fraudulent transfer claims, and veil-piercing claims, Chris’ leading edge ideation has led to the recovery of tens of millions of dollars for his clients, including several occasions where he recovered payments in excess of $1 million from defendants alleged to have committed fraud or fraudulently transferred their assets. On behalf of creditors and bankruptcy trustees, Chris has successfully obtained at least 75 non-dischargeable judgments in bankruptcy court.

Chris is also an experienced real estate lawyer with an emphasis on commercial lease transactions, ejectment lawsuits, and landlord-tenant bankruptcy issues. Chris is a frequent author and speaker at seminars where he teaches issues pertaining to landlord-tenant law, in particular its intersection with the Bankruptcy Code.

Education

2003

University of Michigan

Degree:

B.A.

2007

Indiana University

Degree:

J.D.

Experience

Prior to joining Katz Korin Cunningham, Chris spent several years serving as the Senior Director of Recovery Litigation for a major commercial lending institution. In this capacity, Chris lead teams of lawyers responsible for restructuring major, distressed accounts, prosecuting commercial litigation, and bad debt recovery.

By managing a large network of outside law firms across the country on behalf of a business, Chris gained a valuable understanding of what businesses expect and deserve from their lawyers and the qualities that distinguish lawyers, which he implements into his practice today.

Chris also spent many years in private practice at other Indianapolis law firms focusing on a diverse range of subject matters, including landlord-tenant law, real estate and business transactions, loan originations and workouts, and bankruptcy.

Admitted to Bar

  • 2007 Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • State Courts of Indiana