Kevin D. Heard

Kevin D. Heard

Managing Partner
Location:
Huntsville, Alabama
Phone:
256-715-5184
800-276-7716 (Toll Free)
Fax:
256-535-0818
Email:

Kevin D. Heard is the managing member of Heard, Ary & Dauro, LLC Mr. Heard has over twenty five years experience in representing business in restructuring their debts both in bankruptcy as well as outside bankruptcy.

Practice Areas
• Bankruptcy
• Business/Commercial Litigation
• Business Transactions
• General Corporate Law
• Commercial Negotiations
• Construction Law
• Debt Restructuring
• Asset Protection

Mr. Heard has extensive experience in handling complex business negotiations and contracts.  Mr. Heard represents a number of mid-size businesses involved in all aspects of the economy from government contracting, defense, Internet sales and marketing, to construction, trucking and retail sales. Mr. Heard has represented each of these types of companies in various commercial transactions including contract negotiation and interpretation, debt restructuring, analyzing cash flow requirements and projections, buy-outs, wind-ups, and the purchase and sale of assets.  In addition to representing individuals and companies in business transactions, Mr. Heard has extensive experience in civil litigation. Mr. Heard has been lead attorney and litigated numerous cases involving issues such as breach of contract, corporate oppression, civil conspiracy; minority shareholder rights; fraud; suppression and a variety of business torts.

Mr. Heard is board certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.  Certification means that Mr. Heard as met rigorous, objective standards relating to experience, continuing legal education in bankruptcy law, integrity and peer review in addition to demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of bankruptcy law.  In addition, Mr. Heard was recognized in 2008 and 2010-2012 as a “Super-Lawyer.” Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Mr. Heard’s recent representations have included:
• Serving as local counsel to the Liquidating Trustee for the Estates of Verilink Corporation and Larscom Incorporated.
• Serving as counsel to Hyundai of Decatur, Inc., Shoals Suzuki, Inc., Varsity Suzuki, Inc., and Driving 2000 Acceptance Corporation.
• Serving as lead Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel for Circle C Stores, Inc., Full Moon Hospitality, Inc., Hospitality Group, Inc. Martin Technologies, Inc., Clementine’s Catering., and Word of Faith Church.
Mr. Heard has been mentioned and quoted by major local and national news publications for his representation of businesses in and out of bankruptcy and has frequently lectured on the topic of business and individual bankruptcy.

Mr. Heard received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University, School of Criminology in 1984. Mr. Heard graduated cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University in 1987. He was an Associate Editor on the Cumberland Law Review and was recipient of the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University Curia Honors Award.  Prior to beginning his private practice, Mr. Heard clerked for The Honorable Thomas Virgil Pittman on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Negotiation
  • Corporate Law
  • Asset Protection

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1987
  • Alabama, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. cum laude - 1987
    • Honors: Cumberland School of Law, Samford University Curia Honors Award
    • Law Review: Cumberland Law Review, Associate Editor, 1986 - 1987
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. - 1984

Classes/Seminars

  • 30th Annual Bankruptcy Law Update, University of Alabama
  • Huntsville Madison County Bar Association, Madison County Bar, 2010 - 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Member, 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Legal Services Alabama
  • Organization Supporting Business Owners

Past Employment Positions

  • The Honorable Thomas Virgil Pittman on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Federal Judicial Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Heard Ary LLC - Pro Bono Bankruptcy Law Firm

Languages

  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Sigma