We've been practicing business law for over 15 years and we've found that our clients truly appreciate the time and effort we put into every aspect of their individual and business financial needs, including filing bankruptcy. We're here to help you recover and succeed and that's something we don't take lightly.  There are several bankruptcy attorneys but you only need the right bankruptcy lawyer, which is Kiem Law, PLLC.  

At Kiem Law, PLLC we are here to listen to your needs and help you accomplish your goals in any way we can.  We know that financial issues and disputes in general can be tough on your wallet,  and we've got a number of different options that you and or your business can undertake to recover.   

Our Attorney + Bankruptcy Lawyer

Our firm specializes in helping individudals, corporations and businesses with all their financial legal needs and help you in all your financial legal endeavors.

Mission Statement

Our Firm

Tarek K Kiem

Managing Member, ESQ., MBA, CPA, Bankruptcy Trustee

With more than 15 years of legal experience. A Florida Certified Public Accountant ("CPA") since 1999 with a Masters in Business Administration ("MBA").  

After graduating law school in 2002, Tarek clerked for two years for bankruptcy judge Raymond B. Ray.  He then practiced for three years with Akerman Senterfitt before joining his prior firm Rappaport Osborne Rappaport & Kiem, PL.   Prior to lawschool, Tarek worked as an auditor for Deloitte.  Before starting with Judge Ray, Tarek worked with Deloitte again but in the capacity as a tax advisor. ​


2/2020 - Present

Chapter 11 Subchapter V Bankruptcy Trustee

Southern District of Florida

1/2017 - Present  
Kiem Law, PLLC
Palm Beach / Lake Worth, FL
       Owner/Managing Member
​      • Bankruptcy and Restructuring focused practice.

10/2009 – 12/2016 
Rappaport Osborne Rappaport & Kiem PL

Palm Beach / Boca Raton, FL
       Partner/Member (01/2015 – 12/2016)
       Partner (11/2012 – 12/2014)
       Litigation Associate (10/2009 – 11/2012)
     • Bankruptcy, creditor, and debtor rights litigation, including Chapter 11 debtor and creditor representation, trustee representation, fraudulent transfers,                             preferences, objections to discharge and dischargeability, claims objections, foreclosures, and breach of contracts and guarantees.

09/2006 – 10/2009  
Akerman Senterfitt                                 
Broward / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      Litigation Associate
      • Primarily bankruptcy and creditor rights litigation, including fraudulent transfers, preferences, objections to discharge and dischargeability, claims                                        objections, foreclosures and breach of contracts and guarantees.

08/2004 – 08/2006    U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

Broward / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Judicial Clerk for Hon. Raymond B. Ray
   •  Prepared legal memoranda generally focusing on narrow issues of law, drafted judicial orders and opinions and observed court proceedings.

06/2003 – 08/2004    Deloitte & Touche                                    

Broward / Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Miami Dade / Miami, FL
   Staff Consultant – International Tax Service Group
  •  Assist  in compliance and drafting of legal memos relating to international taxation, including various restructuring transactions.

06/2002 – 08/2002    U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida                      

Broward / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
   Summer Judicial Clerk for Hon. Raymond B. Ray 
  •  Prepared memoranda, drafted judicial orders and observed court proceedings.

07/2001 – 05/2002     Claims Professionals Assoc. Inc.               

Alachua / Gainesville, FL
   Law Clerk
   •  Assisted with professional liability claims and underwriting operations through legal research, litigation management support, and preparation of draft      

    correspondence and reports.

06/2000 – 08/2000       Deloitte & Touche                            

Broward / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
   •  Supported the offering of an array of services including auditing and review, compliance auditing, litigation services, and mergers and acquisitions as an   

    assurance and advisory services intern.

01/2000 – 05/2000           Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Company       

Miami Dade / Miami, FL
   • Assisted in the assessment of financial damages and business valuation for litigation and estate planning purposes as a litigation support and business
    valuation intern.

08/2000-12/2002              University of Florida College of Law                                            

Alachua / Gainesville, FL
   Juris Doctor
   •  Honors: Summer 2001, Spring 2002, & Fall 2002
   •  Merit Scholarships: Justice Richard W. Ervin & Attorney-CPA Foundation
   •  Journal of Law & Public Policy Member
               - Production Senior, Spring 2002
   •  Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, Spring 2002
   •  Pro Bono Award; Teen Court
05/1998-05/2000     Florida International University

Miami Dade / Miami, FL
   Masters of Business Administration
     •  Beta Alpha Psi – National Honor Accounting Fraternity

     •  Accounting GPA : 3.8 / Overall GPA : 3.8

 08/1995–05/1998     Florida International University                    

Miami Dade / Miami, FL
   Bachelor of Accounting
   •  Summa Cum Laude/ Accounting GPA : 4.0/ Overall GPA : 3.9
   •  Beta Gamma Sigma – Collegiate Schools of Business Honor Society

05/2003-Present                                 Attorney at Law / Counselor at Law
   •  Member of the Florida Bar (licensed in all Courts of the State of Florida) since May 2003
   •  Admission to the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

   •  Admission to the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

   •  Admission to the United States Bankruptcy Courts for Delaware

   •  Admission to the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of California

   •  Admission to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

12/1999-Present                    Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
   •  Member of the Florida Board of Accountancy since December 1999