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Daniel E. Hitchcock

Partner

P 859-288-7435 F 859-259-0649

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

 

Daniel Hitchcock is a member of the Firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Service Team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of state creditor rights and bankruptcy, representing creditors and trustees in Chapter 11, 7 and 13 cases and adversary proceedings.

Daniel E. Hitchcock

Location

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

Representative Matters

  • Representation of Fruit of the Loom and Union Underwear in preference litigation under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code for amounts in excess of 1 million dollars.
  • In re Soards and In re Morrison, 344 B.R. 829 (Bankr.W.D.Ky.2006). Post Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 litigation involving vehicle purchase money security interests and applicability of U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Till v. SCS Credit Corp to determine what interest rate creditors are entitled to under Chapter 13 plan. United States Bankruptcy Court for Kentucky agreed with creditor's position that contract interest rate is irrelevant in determining present value of plan payments as mandated under the Bankruptcy Code and Till still remains good law.

Representative Clients

  • Washington Mutual
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Toyota Motor Credit
  • CIT Group
  • Union Planters
  • Chicago Title Insurance
  • Stewart Title Insurance
  • Countrywide Home Loans
  • State of Florida
  • Chapter 13 Trustee Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Chapter 7 Trustee
  • Fruit of the Loom

(NOTE: the above list excludes certain material financial institutions clients whose policies prohibit specifically naming them in this context)

 

Professional Experience

  • Associate attorney in Tampa, Florida for national creditor rights firm under LOGS, Law Offices of Gerry Shapiro
  • Law Clerk for General Electric, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Law Clerk for Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court, Tampa, Florida

Honors

  • University of Louisville School of Law member of the Journal of Law and Education
  • University of South Florida member of Arts and Sciences Honor Society
  • University of Miami member of Philosophy Honor Society

Education

1996 - J.D., University of Louisville School of Law

1993 - B.A. (Philosophy), with honors, University of South Florida

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Florida and Kentucky Bar Associations

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Fayette Country Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Pro bono work for indigent through local agencies
  • Youth sports coach baseball, football and basketball

Interests

  • Animal causes, including fundraising for The Humane Society

Representative Matters

  • Representation of Fruit of the Loom and Union Underwear in preference litigation under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code for amounts in excess of 1 million dollars.
  • In re Soards and In re Morrison, 344 B.R. 829 (Bankr.W.D.Ky.2006). Post Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 litigation involving vehicle purchase money security interests and applicability of U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Till v. SCS Credit Corp to determine what interest rate creditors are entitled to under Chapter 13 plan. United States Bankruptcy Court for Kentucky agreed with creditor's position that contract interest rate is irrelevant in determining present value of plan payments as mandated under the Bankruptcy Code and Till still remains good law.

Representative Clients

  • Washington Mutual
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Toyota Motor Credit
  • CIT Group
  • Union Planters
  • Chicago Title Insurance
  • Stewart Title Insurance
  • Countrywide Home Loans
  • State of Florida
  • Chapter 13 Trustee Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Chapter 7 Trustee
  • Fruit of the Loom

(NOTE: the above list excludes certain material financial institutions clients whose policies prohibit specifically naming them in this context)

 

Professional Experience

  • Associate attorney in Tampa, Florida for national creditor rights firm under LOGS, Law Offices of Gerry Shapiro
  • Law Clerk for General Electric, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Law Clerk for Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court, Tampa, Florida

Honors

  • University of Louisville School of Law member of the Journal of Law and Education
  • University of South Florida member of Arts and Sciences Honor Society
  • University of Miami member of Philosophy Honor Society

Education

1996 - J.D., University of Louisville School of Law

1993 - B.A. (Philosophy), with honors, University of South Florida

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Florida and Kentucky Bar Associations

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Fayette Country Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Pro bono work for indigent through local agencies
  • Youth sports coach baseball, football and basketball

Interests

  • Animal causes, including fundraising for The Humane Society
Daniel E. Hitchcock