COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kerk Spong, a member of Robinson Gray law firm, has been appointed as one of two new Small Business Bankruptcy Trustees in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina.
Recent amendments to the federal bankruptcy code created a new subchapter 5 under Chapter 11 (Business Reorganization) designed to help small businesses. Kerk was already serving as the Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Trustee for the District of South Carolina, which covers family farmer reorganizations. He is also a member of the District of South Carolina’s Advisory Committee on Local Rules and Practice, which is charged with studying local rules and procedures and submitting its suggestions to the court.
“This is a tribute to the hard work that Kerk has put into his bankruptcy practice, in particular the Chapter 12 cases,” said Cal Watson, the law firm’s managing member. “We’re very proud to see this additional trust that the Bankruptcy Court has seen fit to place in Kerk and his abilities.”
At Robinson Gray, Kerk practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, business transactions, construction litigation, commercial litigation, and real estate and title insurance. He has a statewide practice in the Equity Courts of South Carolina, and often serves as a court-appointed Special Referee in real estate matters and disputes.
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