Chuck Throckmorton is a founding member of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, and is now of counsel to the firm. Chuck’s practice has focused on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and complex commercial litigation matters. He has successfully represented numerous companies in Chapter 11 reorganizations. He also has substantial experience representing lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, and trustees in bankruptcy matters.
Chuck is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, which is “an honorary public service association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals who are invited to join as Fellows based on a proven record of the highest standards of professionalism plus service to the profession and their communities.”
In both 2014 and 2017, Chuck was named Miami’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Bankruptcy Law by Best Lawyers in America. The Miami Daily Business Review named him Miami’s “Most Effective Lawyer” in the field of bankruptcy in 2013. Chuck has been rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell since 1985, and is now rated “AV Preeminent” by that publication. Out of more than 72,000 Florida lawyers, Chuck is one of 119 members of Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame.
Chuck has extensive experience in debt restructurings and workouts, bankruptcy sales, pre-bankruptcy planning, fraudulent conveyance and preferential transfer litigation, and all forms of commercial disputes that arise from secured transactions, lending agreements, and business contracts.
Chuck is also an experienced trial and appellate attorney who has litigated many jury and non-jury matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts in Florida and elsewhere around the country. He handles many of the firm’s appellate cases for both bankruptcy and litigation matters. He regularly lectures and writes on bankruptcy and commercial law.
Chuck is a music enthusiast and plays both the electric and acoustic guitar. He is an avid reader and traveler. Chuck and his wife, Karen, are active in various children’s advocacy groups. They have two sons, Charles, an attorney with the Miami firm of Carlton Fields, and Michael, who works at a private hedge fund in Dallas.
Two of my favorite things about being a lawyer are (i) the gratifying feeling of seeing a weight lifted from a client’s shoulders after I’ve been able to solve a problem for them; and (ii) the intellectual and creative challenge of analyzing a legal problem and crafting a persuasive legal brief. After more than forty years of practice, I now enjoy focusing my efforts on pro bono representation and on working with my wonderful KTT colleagues as a “utility player” on their cases.
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LOOKING BACK ON A LONG and distinguished career, Harley Tropin is loath to toot his own horn. “I’m a bit shy,” he confesses. But after 25 years as a top-flight commercial litigator and champion of diversity, the founding partner of Miami-based Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton discussed with us his success in getting results, and doing it an honorable way.
Our lawyers have been recognized in the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Our firm is delighted to have once again received ten recognitions in "Best Lawyers in America," as chosen by our peers in the profession. In addition, we wish to congratulate Harley S. Tropin and Charles W. Throckmortion for their selection as "Lawyer of the Year" in the fields of Litigation - Securities, and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, respectively.
Mr. Throckmorton, as co-lead counsel, represented a prominent Miami litigation firm in an arbitration proceeding relating to collection of a $13MM contingent fee earned by the client after it successfully obtained and collected a $67MM verdict from TD Bank arising out of the Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, P.A. fraud.
"In mid-2015, a judgment creditor asserting a $38 million claim filed an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding against International Oil Trading Company, LLC, a company owned by Mr. Sargeant which had been a government contractor transporting and supplying fuel to troops during the second Gulf War. The judgment had been the subject of a dispute that had been ongoing for nearly a decade.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, class actions, healthcare and bankruptcy matters.