Frankfort Bankruptcy Attorney
Frankfort, one of the most picturesque cities in the Commonwealth, is conveniently located adjacent to I-64, making it accessible in just a short drive to Kentucky’s two largest cities, Louisville and Lexington. Frankfort has served as our state capital since 1792. The town’s scenic highlights include the capitol building and manicured grounds, complete with a distinctive, grand floral clock.
Founded in 1786 when James Wilkinson purchased land north of the Kentucky River, Frankfort is named after a tragedy. Stephan Frank was among a group of early pioneers working at a ford on the river when they were attacked by Native Americans. Frank died as a result, and the ford was named after him: “Frank’s Ford” later changed to the present Frankfort.
When Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union in 1792, early residents were successful in lobbying the selection committee to choose Frankfort as the Commonwealth’s capital. As funds were allotted toward Frankfort’s infrastructure and growth, the population continued to increase. From a population of 628 during the first census in 1800, the number of residents had grown to roughly 3,700 by the time the Civil War broke out.
While initially neutral, Kentucky eventually chose to side with the Union, and fortifications were built. Despite the defenses, Confederate troops occupied the city for roughly a month before being pushed back and out.
Economy and Growth
Frankfort’s economy throughout the years has largely served the administrative and government center of the Commonwealth, but business ventures have branched out in several directions. Among other enterprises, Frankfort has long been known for its many distilleries. While prohibition affected the city much like other bourbon-producing parts of the state, Frankfort and the surrounding area are now home to several distilleries, including Buffalo Trace.
The town was briefly a center for the automotive industry, but the Great Depression effectively closed that sector down. And although the distilleries had shut down for the most part during the prohibition era, it was the spirits industry that helped pull the local economy back from economic catastrophe.
Frankfort enjoyed its greatest period of growth after World War II. The post-war economy allowed the city to double its population, from roughly 11,500 in 1940 to 21,900 in 1970. The city has enjoyed more moderate growth since then, to a 2016 estimate of around 28,000.
Present-day Frankfort is a vibrant city, with rebuilt and revitalized architecture and many new businesses prepared to embrace the future without forgetting the past. By any standard, this tree-lined, river city is simply a pleasant place to live.
The city boasts nine parks, with opportunities for outdoor activities and adventures only a short drive or bicycle ride away. Dissected by the Kentucky River and Elkhorn Creek, boating, kayaking, canoeing and fishing are literally just around the corner. Frankfort hosts cycling clubs and the Bluegrass State games, an annual event designed to allow all age groups to compete in a variety of sports.
Frankfort is a town that has clearly found its identity and has grown into its potential. And, as both the city and the economy of Frankfort continue to grow, Bunch & Brock, Attorneys at Law, is proud to serve the community’s legal needs.
Legal Help for Financial Concerns
Practicing for more than 35 years out of offices in nearby Lexington, Bunch & Brock provides financial services and legal representation for businesses large and small, as well as for individuals and families. Founded by W. Thomas Bunch Sr. in the 1980’s, ours is a family-owned firm. Sons W. Thomas Bunch II and Matthew B. Bunch now practice alongside Caryn L. Belobraidich, serving clients in Frankfort and throughout Fayette, Jessamine, Woodford, and Scott Counties.
Bunch & Brock attorneys have helped numerous Kentucky businesses get started and, come what may, have been there to represent business owners with reliable legal support. We offer comprehensive business services, including assistance with contract disputes and litigation, if needed. We have provided counsel and representation for bankruptcy filings for many high-profile Kentucky-based companies.
Our firm capably manages personal financial affairs for Frankfort citizens, offering full estate planning services for people from all walks of life. We also provide debt restructuring assistance and personal bankruptcy guidance and representation. This includes Chapter 7 and 13 as well as Chapter 12 filings for family farmers and fishermen.
Contact Bunch & Brock
If you need the help of a qualified attorney for a personal or commercial legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact our firm for a private consultation. Give us a call or contact us online to request an appointment.