Mr. Kaelin represents clients in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy.
Mr. Kaelin's commercial litigation practice centers on collection work, such as foreclosures, replevin actions and actions pursuant to the Connecticut Prejudgment Remedy Statute, and business disputes, contract actions, franchise agreement claims, Uniform Commercial Code actions and claims for tortious interference with business. Mr. Kaelin's litigation practice includes work in both state and federal court. He has tried bench and jury trials in both federal and state court, and has represented clients in arbitration and mediation.
Mr. Kaelin also handles various landlord/tenant law matters, representing commercial landlords and tenants. Mr. Kaelin regularly appears in the Housing Courts on commercial eviction matters and landlord collection matters. He has also handled such other matters as enforcement of exclusive use provisions and CAM audit claims. He has written and lectured on Connecticut's Summary Process Eviction Statute.
Mr. Kaelin's bankruptcy practice includes representing Creditors Committees in chapter 11 proceedings in Connecticut as well as creditors in chapter 7 or 11 proceedings around the country. He has assisted business debtors in several complex chapter 11 business reorganizations and has been special counsel to the chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees in various matters. Mr. Kaelin regularly represents secured creditors in chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases. He also regularly represents commercial landlords in bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. Kaelin has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy avoidance actions as well as in dischargeability actions.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Robert E. Kaelin