Tyson Crist is a partner in Ice Miller’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group.  He represents debtors, creditors, creditors' committee, government agencies and other parties in both commercial and individual bankruptcies.  This includes a wide array of litigation and other bankruptcy proceedings that he has prosecuted and defended under chapters 7, 11 and 13 of the bankruptcy code.  He also has expertise in, has published articles on, and has litigated, jurisdictional and sovereign immunity issues that arise in connection with bankruptcies. In addition, he has experience in litigating, and has written and spoken on, the eligibility of governmental entities to file bankruptcy and how bankruptcy can impact both governmental plans and beneficiaries.



For the past two years he has been the Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association's Banking, Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Committee.  And prior to that he served as Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Subcommittee for two years.  He has also been involved with recent legislative updates to both Ohio's receivership and foreclosure statutes, has spoken extensively on those topics, and has represented various parties in those types of state court proceedings, primarily in the commercial context.  
 
Tyson enjoys both the opportunity to swiftly resolve matters for clients through negotiation and the opportunity to fight for the client's rights in court when agreement is not possible. Given his areas of practice, he is attuned to handling matters always mindful of the cost-benefit and end result.

He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® in America, now 11 years running, in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy. He has also been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights for 2011 and 2013, and has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer for 2014-2017.

Reported and Representative Cases
  • In re Seven Counties Services, Inc. (Bankr. W.D.Ky., 2013-present)
    Represented a public retirement system in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of a non-profit employer seeking to withdraw from the system
  • In re Kentuckiana Healthcare, Inc. (Bankr. W.D.Ky., 2014-present)
    Represented pharmaceutical companies in the chapter 11 of nursing home care provider and related adversary proceeding and state court litigation
  • In re Field (Bankr. S.D. Ohio, 2015)
    Represented a commercial landlord in a non-dischargeability action to hold the tenant's principal individually responsible
  • In re General Growth Properties, Inc. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y., 2009-2011)
    Represented large Columbus-based, retail tenants to assert and successfully resolve large portfolios of shopping center lease claims
  • In re SL Liquidating, Inc. (f/k/a SENCORP) (Bankr. S.D. Ohio, 2009-2012)
    Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and subsequent Post-Consummation Committee and the Trust Administrator in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of SENCORP and affiliated companies
  • In re Restaurant Development Group, Inc. (Bankr. N.D. Ill, 2007-2010)
    Represented a former landlord of The Red Star in the parent's chapter 7 bankruptcy to successfully pursue recovery on a lease guaranty
  • In re Plastech Engineered Products, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Mich., 2008-2009)
    Represented a supplier to the debtor and successfully pursued a Section 503(b)(9) claim resulting in one of the first rulings on what constitutes "goods" for purposes of Section 503(b)(9)
  • First Midwest Bank v. Portrait Homes – Towns at West Albany, LLC (Common Pleas, Franklin County, Ohio, 2008-2011)
    Represented the lender in a foreclosure and receivership of a partially completed condominium development to maximize value of the property
  • Security Life of Denver Insurance Company v. Tulspec Properties, L.C. (Common Pleas, Franklin County, Ohio, 2010)
    Represented the lender in a foreclosure and receivership of an office complex resulting in full satisfaction of the debt
Selected Experience
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Rich Leonard, U.S Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1999-2000.
Firm Publications
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Published In
  • "Impact of Bankruptcy of Employers on Governmental Plans and Participants - Chapter 15," Governmental Plans Answer Book (Carol V. Calhoun, Cynthia L. Moore, Keith Brainard 3d ed. 2016-2017), Co-Author.
  • "Impact of Bankruptcy Law on Participant Interests in Governmental Plans - Chapter 14," Governmental Plans Answer Book (Carol V. Calhoun, Cynthia L. Moore, Keith Brainard 3d ed. 2014-2017), Co-Author.
  • "When Bankruptcy Law and 'Inviolable Contracts' Collide - Chapter 9," The National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, Vol. 27, No. 2, 6-9 (May 2013).
  • Stern v. Marshall : Application of the Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision in the Lower Courts,” The American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 86, 627-684 (Issue 4, 2012).
  • “Factors for a Public Retirement System to Consider if a Municipality Seeks Relief under Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code”, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems, PERSist, Summer 2012, co-author
  • “About Validity of a Mechanics’ Lien and Proving “Substantial Compliance,” Columbus Bar Association’s Lawyers Quarterly, October 2007, and Associated General Contractors’ Building Ohio, January-March 2008.
  • “Sovereign Immunity in Bankruptcy: Can States Be Sued for Preferences?,” Columbus Bar Briefs, Summer 2006.
  • "Proposed Amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 9027—Cart Before the Horse?," American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter, Dec. 24, 2013.
Speaking Engagements
  • "House Bill 390:  Revamping Ohio's Foreclosure Process," seminar hosted by the Dayton Bar Association on December 14, 2016.
  • Course Planner and Sponsor, "Banking Law Institute," seminar hosted by the Ohio State Bar Association on November 16, 2016.
  • Moderator, "Hot Collection Issues in the Business World" webinar hosted by Ice Miller on October 19, 2016.
  • Moderator, "Revisions to Ohio Foreclosure Law" webcast hosted by the Ohio State Bar Association on September 27, 2016.
  • "Current Issues in Foreclosure and Receivership" webinar hosted by Ice Miller on July 20, 2016.
  • "Receiverships Under House Bill 9," Real Estate Law Institute hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association on November 12, 2015.
  • "Supreme Court Report," presentation at the United States Law Firm Group Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Group meeting in Indianapolis on May 9, 2015.
  • "Receivership Law Modernized Under H.B. 9," webcast hosted by the Ohio State Bar Association on April 14, 2015.
  • "Receiverships: Practice & Updates to Ohio Law that Every Bankruptcy Practitioner Should Know," presentation at the April 9, 2015 meeting of the Bankruptcy Law Committee at the Columbus Bar Association.
  • "Receiverships Under House Bill 9," seminar hosted by Chicago Title Insurance Company on March 5, 2015.
  • "Receiverships Under House Bill 9," seminar hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association on February 26, 2015.
  • "Receivers: Working With Them and Changes in the Works," Ice Miller CLE Forum for In-House Counsel, Columbus, Ohio - Dec. 4, 2014.
  • Testified before the Civil Justice Committee of the Ohio Senate on H.B. 9, amendments to Ohio's receivership legislation, October 2013.
  • "Bankruptcy Law Subcommittee Case Law Update," Ohio State Bar Association, Banking, Commercial, and Bankruptcy Law Committee, September 2013.
  • Testified before the Judiciary Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives on S.B. 388/H.B. 610, amendments to Ohio's receivership legislation, December 2012.
  • “Fraudulent Transfers - Bankruptcy Litigation 101,” National Business Institute, November 2011.
  • “When the Tenant or Landlord Files Bankruptcy,” Sterling Education Services, May 2010.
  • “Recurring Issues You May Need to Know: 1) Preference Issues Update; 2) Commercial Lease Litigation; and 3) Critical Vendor in Disguise -- 503(b)(9),” Columbus Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Institute, 2008.
  • “First Day Motions/Orders,” Columbus Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Committee, Panelist, February 2004.
  • “Recent Case Law Report of the Accounts, Payments, and Letters of Credit Subcommittee,” Ohio State Bar Association, Banking, Commercial, and Bankruptcy Law Committee, January 2004.
  • “Bankruptcy: The Nuts and Bolts -- The Code and Rules,” CLE, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, April 2002.
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