Kimberly Haskell is a certified paralegal with extensive experience in commercial litigation and bankruptcy.
In the area of bankruptcy, Ms. Haskell prepares Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 petitions and schedules for individuals and businesses. Understanding this is a stressful time, she takes the time to explain the requirements and process of bankruptcy and walks debtors through gathering necessary documentation and information. After the bankruptcy is filed, she communicates with the assigned trustee on behalf of the debtor to provide required or requested documents to facilitate a smooth progression through the bankruptcy. Ms. Haskell assists debtors who are reorganizing with formulating their plan and drafting a disclosure statement in order to solicit creditor acceptance and obtain court approval.
Also in the area of bankruptcy, Ms. Haskell assists creditors in advancing or protecting their interests by: preparing proofs of claim; drafting motions seeking relief from the automatic stay to allow secured creditors to pursue their rights in their security; analyzing debtor’s schedules; drafting adversary complaints objecting to discharge or dischargeability; preparing objections to the adequacy of disclosure statements; analyzing proposed plans for feasibility, fairness and compliance with bankruptcy code requirements; and drafting objections to plan confirmation.
In areas related to a bankruptcy or an insolvency, Ms. Haskell assists clients in responding to adversary complaints or pre-suit demands for repayment of alleged preferential payments or fraudulent transfers. Ms. Haskell analyzes the applicability and strength of defenses (such as ordinary course, new value, conduit, threshold or contemporaneous exchange) and assists with advancing the appropriate defenses.
Ms. Haskell has years of experience in civil matters in both state and federal court, drafting complaints, affirmative defenses, discovery, motions and briefs. Ms. Haskell prepares residential and commercial foreclosures and mechanics liens as well as assesses the viability of defenses to lien claims based on failure to adhere to strict statutory requirements or enhancement.
Ms. Haskell began her professional career as a residential counselor, working with troubled youth in group home settings in Wisconsin and Hawaii. As a military spouse, she moved to Arizona where she worked as a Program Manager with the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts in its Juvenile Probation Department.
After returning to the Midwest, Ms. Haskell worked as a paralegal for more than 17 years at two Chicago area law firms prior to joining CCM.