Keith Miles Aurzada focuses his practice on complex business disputes and bankruptcy matters.
Mr. Aurzada's bankruptcy litigation experience includes representation of unsecured creditors' committees, secured creditors and debtors for both banks and non-bank lenders and special servicers of commercial mortgage securitized trusts. Additionally, his representation as debtor's counsel spans numerous industries, including health services, retail, manufacturing, health spas, restaurants, oil and gas exploration and commercial construction.
A primary focus of Mr. Aurzada's practice is on companies in need of complex financial restructuring which he accomplishes through negotiation, litigation where necessary and the bankruptcy process. These representations have included all aspects of the Chapter 11 process and out-of-court restructurings. Most recently, Mr. Aurzada has served as court-appointed receiver in the Texas state courts and federal courts.
Mr. Aurzada concentrates his commercial litigation practice on the representation of clients with disputes involving contracts, negotiable instruments and related tort actions. His experience in this area includes suits involving fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, breach of noncompete agreements and conversion. Mr. Aurzada works strategically with each client to analyze their needs and determine if litigation is the best alternative. He then approaches each litigation matter by developing a comprehensive legal strategy based on the client's business realities.
Mr. Aurzada lectures frequently on a variety of bankruptcy and litigation topics before bar associations and professional organizations. Additionally, he is a contributing editor to Norton's Bankruptcy Law and Practice.
Bar and Court Admissions
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits
Colorado, State and Federal District Courts
Texas, State and Federal District Courts
Wyoming, State and Federal District Courts
United States Patent and Trademark Office (Registration No. 43,477)
University of Wyoming, J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, 1996
University of Wyoming, B.S., 1993
"Foreclosure & Receivers in the Current Liquidity Crisis," The Bankruptcy Strategist, co-authored with Gwendolyn Godfrey, November 2007
"Single Asset Real Estate Cases - Enforcing the Stay May be Difficult Under the New Bankruptcy Code," PoGo Alert, May 2007
Civic Involvement and Honors
Best Lawyers (Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2009 & 2010)
Texas Rising Star (Bankruptcy & Workouts, 2004-2010)