Curt D. Hochbein

Indiana Bankruptcy & Collection Attorney

Attorney Curt Hochbein’s practice is focused on representing creditors, debtors, and trustees in bankruptcy, and creditors in various pre-bankruptcy matters.

Much of Curt’s practice is focused on Chapter 5 avoidance actions.  In representing trustees, he helps review debtor transactions to help determine what assets can be brought back into the bankruptcy estate, including fraudulent transfers made by debtors.

His creditor’s rights practice is focused on helping creditors better secure loans, and helping foreclose upon secured interests (including real estate) in the event of non-payment.  When a bankruptcy action has been filed, he represents creditors by seeking protect their interests in cash and other collateral, and also to oppose trustee actions seeking payment to the trust estate previously made by debtors to firm creditor clients.

How I Help

The bankruptcy code provides detailed regulations concerning preference transactions and avoidance actions. I help clients protect their interests by carefully explaining how the bankruptcy code will likely apply to their case, and the options available to them.

In representing both trustees and creditors, it is important at the outset to develop a global cost-effective approach for determining how to proceed with respect to the specific issues involved in a case. As an example, in a bankruptcy action, legal fees and holding/marketing costs may not be cost-effective for seeking the recovery of low value assets. By developing a considered economic approach, clients can then determine which strategies to pursue.

Selected to the Indiana Rising Stars List in 2019, composed of no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state under age 40 selected by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business

  • J.D., Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH (2010)
  • B.A. (Political Science and Philosophy), University of Pittsburgh (2003)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana