[tab title=”Overview”]Many creditors assume they have little or no recourse when they receive a bankruptcy notice regarding one of their debtors. In many cases, however, the Bankruptcy Code provides avenues for recovery that are unfamiliar to many creditors. Our team of experienced attorneys can assist you in understanding your rights as a creditor in bankruptcy and help you determine the best options for pursuing your claims against the bankruptcy debtor.
Our bankruptcy attorneys regularly represent secured lenders, unsecured creditors, landlords and trade creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 proceedings. We routinely assist banks, commercial landlords, vendors, small businesses, builders and service providers who are owed money by a bankruptcy debtor. From assisting you with filing a proof of claim to pursuing motions for relief from the automatic stay to complex bankruptcy litigation involving the dischargeability of debts, our attorneys can assist you on a wide range of matters to ensure that your rights as a creditor are protected.
We represent creditors in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, the District of Nebraska and the District of South Dakota and regularly achieve favorable results for our clients in each of these courts.
As a creditor, you face a unique set of challenges. The best path to maximizing your recovery against a bankruptcy debtor may not always be apparent. Our firm can assist you in determining your rights in bankruptcy and help you enforce those rights as aggressively and fully as possible. [/tab]
[tab title=”Related Practice Areas”] Our extensive bankruptcy services include:
- Creditor Representation in Bankruptcy
- Proofs of Claim
- Motions to Lift Stay
- Evaluation and Objections to Chapter 11, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 Plans
- Motions for Dismissal of the Bankruptcy Case
- Representation of Creditors in Chapter 7 Cases
- Representation of Creditors in Chapter 11 Cases
- Representation of Creditors in Chapter 12 Cases
- Representation of Creditors in Chapter 13 Cases
- Commercial Bankruptcy
- Commercial Collections
- Loan Workouts
- Lien Disputes
- Preference Defense
- Lien Avoidance Issues
Daniel L. Hartnett
Dan Hartnett is the chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and practices in the areas of personal injury, insurance defense, business litigation, employment litigation and construction litigation. Dan is a member of the State Bars of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. He is a past board member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and current member of the Iowa State Bar Association Board of Governors.
Marci L. Iseminger
Marci L. Iseminger is a shareholder with Crary Huff. Marci was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1992 and in Iowa in 1999. Her general practice includes, but is not limited to, employment, subrogation, real estate foreclosure, bank collections, insurance, personal injury and trial law.
Michael P. Schmiedt
Mike is a lifelong resident of South Sioux City, Nebraska. A 1991 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law, he received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State College in 1985. Prior to joining the firm, Mike served as a Deputy Dakota County Attorney and a probation officer for the State of Nebraska. Mike is a shareholder and serves on the firm’s management committee. Mike’s practice includes insurance defense, corporate municipal law, personal injury, and wrongful death. He also handles all aspects of business litigation and other disputes.
Jeremy B. Saint
Jeremy Saint is a shareholder in the Firm’s transactional group. Jeremy’s practice focuses primarily on Real Estate Transactions & Development, Contracts, and Commercial Law & Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy. He currently licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa in both the state and federal courts.