Chad A. Kelsch
Chad A. Kelsch is a Partner at Fuller, Seaver, Swanson & Kelsch, P.A. and focuses his practice in the following areas:
- Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
- Real estate
- Construction law
Chad has extensive experience in all facets of bankruptcy and on behalf of a wide range of different players in the bankruptcy arena. He has represented individual and corporate debtors, bankruptcy trustees, creditors, and unsecured creditors’ committees in Chapters 7, 11, and 13. Chad has experience in seeking/defending lift stay motions, seeking avoidance of and defending fraudulent transfer and preference claims, filing proofs of claim, filing bankruptcy petitons on behalf of individual and corporate debtors, and prosecuting/defending discharge and exemption objections. In addition to bankruptcy representation, Chad assists clients with debt negotiation, asset protection, judgment enforcement, and offers in compromise.
In his real estate practice, Chad has helped guide clients through foreclosure, short sales, deed in lieu negotiation, boundary line issues, title issues, contracts for deed, purchase agreement non-disclosure, and association liens/violations. There is often quite a bit of overlap with bankrutpcy and real estate, so the fact that Chad has extensive experience in both is of great benefit to his clients.
Chad also works with contractors and homeowners embroiled in construction law disputes, often involving mechanic's liens. Placing himself in the shoes of his clients, Chad applies a creative problem-solving approach to efficiently bring resolution to property improvement disputes that can quickly grow very expensive. He has also represented contractors in ERISA-related litigation with local unions.
In his spare time, Chad enjoys spending time with his wife. He also enjoys watching sports, reading, and buying/selling rare books, art, militaria, and sports memorabilia.
- University of North Dakota School of Law-with distinction (J.D. 1999)
- University of Oklahoma – cum laude (B.A. 1995)
- State of Minnesota, 2000
- U.S. District Court, Minnesota, 2000
- Court of Appeals-8th Circuit, 2013
- Minnesota Bar Association
- Hennepin County Bar Association