We specialize in all aspects of bankruptcy (creditor-debtor-trustee), experienced civil litigator having conducted the prosecution & defense of many adversary proceedings lawsuits hearings contempt hearings and proceedings concerning bankruptcy crime
ARTHUR LINDQUIST-KLEISSLER graduated from the University of Denver, College of Law, with a Juris Doctorate in 1979. Specializing since 1979 in Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation, he has had over thirty (30) years experience in this field. He has wide-ranging experience in representing debtors, creditors, creditor committees, depositor committees and bankruptcy trustees in Chapter 7's, 11's, and 13's. He has also represented secured and unsecured lenders in non-judicial workouts, financial restructurings, consensual foreclosures and receivership proceedings in state and federal courts.
Unlike many insolvency practitioners, Mr. Lindquist-Kleissler is also a litigator, having defended and prosecuted many lawsuits, contested matters, and adversary proceedings in all of the Colorado State courts, the Bankruptcy Courts, the United States District Courts, the BAP (Bankruptcy Appellate Panel), and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Lindquist-Kleisslers primary representation has been in the area of small to medium size businesses and professional practices, including medical practices, dental practices, and in accountancy. In this role, he has advised many types of businesses engaged in a wide variety of enterprises, including Norwest Financial Colorado, Inc., National City Bank, Court-Appointed Depositors Committee of Colorado Industrial Bank, CDM Companies, Inc., Entre Computer Corp., Quiznos and a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Colorado Womens Forum and Health Administration, Genesis Jobs, Inc. and Denver Mobility, Inc.
Mr. Lindquist-Kleissler has furthermore represented overseas businesses including Christian Seltmann Porcelain Factory, Germany. Mr. Lindquist-Kleissler is a member of and/or has lectured for the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the National Business Institute (NBI). Mr. Lindquist-Kleissler has been a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy. He is a lifetime member of Strathmores Whos-Who. Mr. Lindquist-Kleissler has been qualified and testified as an expert before various courts in the areas of bankruptcy and attorneys fees.
Unlike many bankruptcy attorneys, Mr. Lindquist-Kleissler is an experienced civil litigator having conducted the prosecution and defense of many adversary proceedings, lawsuits, hearings, contempt hearings, and proceedings concerning bankruptcy crimes. His civil litigation experience, including outside of the bankruptcy courts includes construction litigation, mechanics lien litigation, defamation, slander, fraud, misrepresentation, personal injury, breach of contract, civil theft, theft, real estate, real estate development, etc.
Mr. Lindquist-Kleissler received his BA degree, Cum Laude, in Political Science and Economics from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He has participated in externship programs at the United Nations and the London School of Economics, London, England. Mr. Lindquist-Kleissler is admitted to the State Bar of Colorado (1979), U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (1979), the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (1984), and the United States Supreme Court (1994). He has lived abroad in London, England and Egersund, Norway.
Mr. Lindquist-Kleissler has achieved the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis) which is the highest Peer Review Rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.
Mr. Lindquist-Kleissler has been admitted to Bankruptcy Courts, Pro Hoc Vice, in national bankruptcy cases and/or has participated in national bankruptcy cases, including the Circuit City Stores, Inc. (Chapter 11 converted to Chapter 7 Case No. 08-35653) in the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division; Commissary Operations, Inc. (Chapter 11 Case No. 308-06279) in the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division; The Enron Corp. (Chapter 11 Case No. 01-16034) in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York; In re ARC Venture Holding, Inc. dba Advantage Rent-A-Car, Inc. (Chapter 11 Consolidated Case No. 08-46367) in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota, etc.