Kristopher Aungst

Bar Admissions

Florida

Alabama

U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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PHONE 954-525-7500

FAX 954-761-8475

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Kristopher Aungst practice focuses on Chapter 11 cases, representation of national and local trustees and bankruptcy related litigation.  Kris’ extensive experience provides clients with aggressive solutions to complex business and litigation issues arising in the context bankruptcy.

 

Representative Experience:

Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. (TBW). Prior to its bankruptcy, TBW was the largest independent mortgage originator in the United States. Headquartered in Ocala, Florida, TBW employed approximately 2,500 people across the United States in its main business and employed another 1,500 people in various subsidiaries. This case involved an excess of $11 billion in claims.  Kris lead a litigation team in actions against American Express, ADP, Microsoft, Dell along with other Fortune 500 companies.

Representation of Debtor, TOUSA, Inc.  Prior to its bankruptcy, TOUSA was one of the largest home builders in the United States.  During the course of this representation, Kris led a team that researched and filed over 1,800 avoidance action lawsuits seeking to clawback over $50MM.

Representation of Don King and Don King Productions, in multiple litigation actions against professional boxers.

 

Selected Published Articles:

The Fall of Frenville, Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, September 1, 2010

Deemed Consolidation: Slightly Liquidated, Somewhat Bankrupt and Other Fairytale Creatures, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, May 2009

Trying to Remove the Trustee? A Tough Road Ahead!, The Federal Lawyer, April 2009.

The Sixth Circuit Decides Parmenter, Right and Wrong?, Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, September 2008

 

Prior Affiliations:

Berger Singerman, LLP

Trial Attorney with the United States Justice Department, Office of the United States Trustee

Law Clerk for the Honorable Arthur B. Briskman (United States Bankruptcy Judge, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division) and L. Scott Coogler (presiding Circuit Judge, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)


Education

  • Grand Valley State University, B.S.

    Major: Philosophy and Political Science

  • University Of Alabama School of Law, J.D.


Honors & Awards

  • Florida Trend Legal Elite 2015
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comer 2014
  • NCBJ Next Generation 2013
  • Recipient of 2013 Rising Stars, Top 40 Under 40, Daily Business Review 2013
  • Recipient of the Most Effective Lawyer Award in Bankruptcy, Daily Business Review 2012
  • Florida's Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" 2011-2014
  • Recipient of the Most Effective Lawyer Award in Bankruptcy, Daily Business Review 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

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