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Update Your Chapter 12 Skills


Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 87 minutes
Recorded Date: May 20, 2020
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Agenda

        • Introduction
                - Chapter 12 Filings
        • Background
                - History
                - Projections
        • Overview and Advantages of Chapter 12
                - Eligibility
                - Trustees
                - Plan
                - Advantages
        • Challenges and Practical Considerations
                - Taxes
                - Financing
                - Cash Collateral
                - Confirmation
                - Conversion
                - Discharge
        • Questions

Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes
Recorded: May 20, 2020

Description

Given the huge increase in filings lately and the increase in the debt limit after the passage of the Family Farmer Relief Act, the webinar would like to provide more information to consumer and small business lawyers who might be interested in expanding into Chapter 12 practice.

This program was recorded on May 20th, 2020.

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American Bankruptcy Institute

Panelists

Joseph A. Peiffer

Shareholder
Ag & Business Legal Strategies (Formerly Peiffer Law Office, PC)

Joseph A. Peiffer has focused his practice on business bankruptcy for more than 30 years, and established Ag & Business Legal Strategies (formerly Peiffer Law Office, P.C.) in 2016.

As someone who grew up on an Iowa family farm in Delaware County, Iowa, Joe Peiffer has a keen interest in agricultural law. He graduated from Iowa State University as the top graduate in his class studying Dairy Science, as well as Public Service and Administration. Peiffer received his law degree, with Distinction, from the University of Iowa.

During the farm crisis of the 1980s, Peiffer served as the law clerk for the busiest bankruptcy judge in the country. After that clerkship, he began representing family farmers to assist them with their financial problems. In addition to assisting with financial problems, Joe has: handled negotiations to split up farm businesses; sold farming operations on a going concern basis; represented farmers before the ASCS dealing with issues involving conversion of wetlands; litigated involving the sale of sows infected with pseudorabies; and appealed adverse rulings by ASCS regarding qualification for payment limitations by family farm units.

Since 1994, Peiffer has been certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. He has been active in legislation, spearheading laws that make it easier and cheaper to place bankruptcy case records in Iowa’s county records. In addition, he served as legislative chairperson for the Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section of the Iowa State Bar Association.

Peiffer is licensed in both Iowa and Illinois. He welcomes new clients and enjoys helping businesses regain their financial footing.

Because of his own history in agriculture, Joseph Peiffer has a thorough understanding of agriculture. He can relate to your complex situations with knowledge and empathy. Once he hears about your unique operation, he’ll suggest practical solutions—solutions he’d offer his own family.

Ronda J. Winnecour

Trustee
Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee - Western District of Pennsylvania

Ronda J. Winnecour is a Chapter 13 Trustee for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Hon. Robert Jones

Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Texas

Robert L. Jones is a judge on the bankruptcy court. He was appointed to the court on April 4, 2000, and his term will expire on April 3, 2028.

From August of 1982 to September of 1985, Jones was an attorney with Jackson, Walker, Winstead, Cantwell & Miller, where he focused on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Next, he was a partner with Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, LLP.

Jones received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law.


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