Tyson Crist is a Partner in Ice Miller’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group. His practice primarily involves bankruptcy and litigation. He has significant experience in representing creditors and creditors' committees in bankruptcy, financial institutions in foreclosures and receiverships, and a variety of other businesses, individuals and governmental entities in debtor/creditor and litigation matters.

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 7 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.

In addition to representing both public and private clients in a variety of matters, he has also been involved in updating Ohio's receivership legislation, as well as reforming Ohio's foreclosure statutes.  He also periodically writes articles on interesting bankruptcy law decisions.
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
Published In
  • "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.
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