My Role @ Bunch & Brock
Tom and his brother, Matt, grew up as children of lawyers. Both parents, Tom & Gail Bunch, are attorneys. The Bunch family remains committed to providing top-quality legal advice and services to clients within the scope of the firm’s law practice.
Tom Bunch II began practicing law with his father’s law firm in 1989. After graduating from Henry Clay High School in 1982, Tom went to Wake Forest University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1986. Upon graduating from the University of Kentucky, College of Law, in 1989, Tom joined his father’s law firm, Bunch & Brock, where he has been practicing law for almost 30 years. Tom is married and has 4 children.
Tom is well-rounded attorney who can bring his experience to bear upon circumstances as presented by a client. Tom practices in Debtor and Creditor Legal Issues arising in Bankruptcy (with extensive experience in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 cases, aka Personal Bankruptcy and Corporate Bankruptcy) and non-bankruptcy matters (loan workouts, debt relief and debt settlement). During the last several years, Tom has played an increasing role at Bunch & Brock in Estate Planning (drafting Last Wills and Trusts, Power of Attorney, Designation of Heath Care Surrogate & HIPPA Releases) and Estate Administration (Probate cases). Finally, Tom enjoys consulting for small & new businesses, incorporations, contract drafting (covenant not to compete, trade secret & non-disclosure agreements), buying and selling businesses, etc. Tom is the Co-Author of “Using Social Science Methods to Improve Voir Dire and Jury Selection” in A Handbook of Jury Research, published by the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association (also known as ALI-ABA), in 1999.
Tom was admitted to practice law before the Kentucky Supreme Court on November 3, 1989; admitted to practice law before the United States Court of Appeals on November 30, 1989; admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky on January 11, 1990; and admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on April 25, 1991. Tom is an active member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Associations.
Tom also represents creditors in bankruptcy cases to protect their rights, including landlords, secured creditors, heavy equipment lenders and even billboard sign companies. Having practiced debtor cases for many years, Tom has the experience and insight to obtain the best results for creditors caught in a bankruptcy case.
high profile cases
Tom has participated in numerous high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases during his practice of law. The following list of corporate reorganization cases does not include Chapter 11 cases filed by individuals:
Brenda Faye Coal Sales Company, Inc.
Sanymetal Products Co., Inc.
Burnett & Associates, Inc.
East Kentucky Lumber Company, Inc.
Appalachian Racing, Inc.
DataStream Imaging Systems, Inc.
Foodtown Supermarkes of Ky, Inc.
Computrex, Inc. (this was a complex Chapter 7 case)
Epitome Health & Hospital Corporation (Chapter 7 case)
Cook & Sons Mining, Inc.
Earnest Cook & Sons Mining, Inc.
Stardust Yachts, LLC
Samaritan Alliance, LLC d/b/a Samaritan Hospital
Associated Healthcare Systems of Lex, LLC
Integrated Health Plus, LLC
Kentucky Internal Medicine Group, PLLC
Dawahares of Lexington, LLC
Appalachian Fuels, LLC
Appalachian Premium Fuels, LLC
Kanawah Development Corporation
Appalachian Coal Holdings, LLC
Southern Eagle Energy, LLC
Dressed 4 Drinks, LLC
Johnson County Gas Company, Inc.
MERV Properties, LLC
T&T Energy, LLC
Finally, Tom is an active member of the Lexington Kiwanis Club and was president of the club from 1994 to 1995. Tom volunteers at a local elementary school as part of the club’s service project and assisted with the fundraising to build a playground for the children. Tom was awarded the “George F. Hixson Fellow” in October, 2000 by Kiwanis International. On October 28, 2014, the Lexington Kiwanis Club recognized me as a member of the “Legion of Honor” for 25 years of community service.