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Our Firm a Brief Introduction & Overview
Meet the Team

We've been practicing business law for over 20 years, and we've found that our clients truly appreciate the time and effort we put into every aspect of their individual and business financial needs, including filing bankruptcy. We're here to help you recover and succeed, and that's something we don't take lightly. There are several bankruptcy firms and attorneys, but you only need the right one, which is Attorney Kiem and Kiem Law, PLLC.

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At Kiem Law, PLLC, we are here to listen to your needs and help you accomplish your goals in any way we can. We know that financial issues and disputes, in general, can be tough on your wallet, and we've got a number of different options that you and or your business can undertake to recover.

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Our Attorney + Bankruptcy Lawyer

Attorney K Kiem
Managing Member, ESQ., MBA, CPA, Bankruptcy Trustee

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With more than 20 years of legal experience. A Florida Certified Public Accountant ("CPA") since 1999 with a Masters in Business Administration ("MBA").

After graduating from law school in 2002, Attorney Kiem clerked for two years for bankruptcy judge Raymond B. Ray. He then practiced for three years with Akerman Senterfitt before joining his prior firm Rappaport Osborne Rappaport & Kiem, PL. Prior to law school, Attorney Kiem worked as an auditor for Deloitte. Before starting with Judge Ray, Attorney Kiem worked with Deloitte again but in the capacity of a tax advisor.

Tarek K Kiem

Mission Statement

Our firm specializes in helping individuals, corporations, and businesses with all their financial legal needs, including helping in all forms of reorganizations.

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Attorney KIEM'S HISTORY AND DETAILED RESUME:

  • 2/2020 - Present
    Chapter 11 Subchapter V Bankruptcy Trustee
    Southern District of Florida

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  • 1/2017 - Present
    Kiem Law, PLLC
    Palm Beach / Lake Worth, FL

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  • Owner/Managing Member
    Bankruptcy and Restructuring focused practice.

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  • 10/2009 – 12/2016
    Rappaport Osborne Rappaport & Kiem PL
    Palm Beach / Boca Raton, FL
    Partner/Member (01/2015 – 12/2016)
    Partner (11/2012 – 12/2014)
    Litigation Associate (10/2009 – 11/2012)

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  • Bankruptcy, creditor, and debtor rights litigation, including Chapter 11 debtor and creditor representation, trustee representation, fraudulent transfers, preferences, objections to discharge and dischargeability, claims objections, foreclosures, and breach of contracts and guarantees.

  • 09/2006 – 10/2009
    Akerman Senterfitt
    Broward / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Litigation Associate

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  • Primarily bankruptcy and creditor rights litigation, including fraudulent transfers, preferences, objections to discharge and dischargeability, claims, objections, foreclosures, and breach of contracts and guarantees.

  • 08/2004 – 08/2006 US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
    Broward / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Judicial Clerk for Hon. Raymond B. Ray

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  • Prepared legal memoranda generally focusing on narrow issues of law, drafted judicial orders and opinions, and observed court proceedings.

  • 06/2003 – 08/2004 Deloitte & Touche
    Broward / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Miami Dade / Miami, FL
    Staff Consultant – International Tax Service Group

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  • Assist in compliance and drafting of legal memos relating to international taxation, including various restructuring transactions.

  • 06/2002 – 08/2002 US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
    Broward / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Summer Judicial Clerk for Hon. Raymond B. Ray

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  • Prepared memoranda, drafted judicial orders, and observed court proceedings.

  • 07/2001 – 05/2002 Claims Professionals Assoc. Inc.
    Alachua / Gainesville, FL
    Law Clerk

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  • Assisted with professional liability claims and underwriting operations through legal research, litigation management support, and preparation of draft Correspondence and reports.

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  • 06/2000 – 08/2000 Deloitte & Touche
    Broward / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Accountant

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  • Supported the offering of an array of services including auditing and review, compliance auditing, litigation services, and mergers and acquisitions as an Assurance and advisory services intern.

  • 01/2000 – 05/2000 Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Company
    Miami Dade / Miami, FL
    Accountant

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  • Assisted in the assessment of financial damages and business valuation for litigation and estate planning purposes as litigation support and business valuation intern.

  • 08/2000 --- 12/2002 University of Florida College of Law
    Alachua / Gainesville, FL
    Juris Doctor

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  • Honors: Summer 2001, Spring 2002, & Fall 2002

  • Merit Scholarships: Justice Richard W. Ervin & Attorney-CPA Foundation

  • Journal of Law & Public Policy Member
    - Production Senior, Spring 2002

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, Spring 2002

  • Pro Bono Award; Teen Court

  • 05/1998 --- 05/2000 Florida International University
    Miami Dade / Miami, FL
    Masters of Business Administration

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  • Beta Alpha Psi – National Honor Accounting Fraternity

  • Accounting GPA: 3.8 / Overall GPA: 3.8

  • 08/1995 – 05/1998 Florida International University
    Miami Dade / Miami, FL
    Bachelor of Accounting

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  • Summa Cum Laude/ Accounting GPA: 4.0/ Overall GPA: 3.9

  • Beta Gamma Sigma – Collegiate Schools of Business Honor Society

  • 05/2003 – Present Attorney at Law / Counselor at Law

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  • Member of the Florida Bar (licensed in all Courts of the State of Florida) since May 2003

  • Admission to the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

  • Admission to the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

  • Admission to the United States Bankruptcy Courts for Delaware

  • Admission to the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of California

  • Admission to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • 12/1999 --- Present Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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  • Member of the Florida Board of Accountancy since December 1999