Chapter 12


What Every Bankruptcy Lawyer Must Know About Chapter 12

Posted on: May 3rd, 2021 by Mike Peiffer

Shareholder Joe Peiffer and associate Austin Peiffer recently co-authored an article on chapter 12 bankruptcy with Vermont bankruptcy trustee Jan Sensenich. It was published in the May 2021 edition of the American Bankruptcy Institute‘s ABI Journal.

ABLS Saves Debtor Thousands, Receives Judge’s Complements

Posted on: December 8th, 2020 by Mike Peiffer

Recently shareholder Joe Peiffer and associate Austin Peiffer went toe-to-toe with attorneys representing Farm Credit over that creditor’s exorbitant fee demand. While secured creditors often have the right to make the debtor pay their attorney fees, those fees must be reasonable, and in this case they weren’t. Judge Collins agreed, and by objecting to Farm […]

Joe Peiffer Quoted in Debtwire Article

Posted on: January 15th, 2020 by Mike Peiffer

31 December 2019 | 12:27 EST Farm bankruptcies hit nine-year high; impact of higher debt cap remains unclear Chapter 12 family farm bankruptcy filings soared in 2019 to their highest level since 2010 as unusually brutal weather heaped more stress on an agriculture sector already reeling from the trade war with China and multiple years […]

Thirty-Three Years of Asking, “Are We There Yet?”

Posted on: November 18th, 2019 by Mike Peiffer

The Commercial Law League of America recently published Joe Peiffer’s article “Thirty-Three Years of Asking “Are We There Yet?”” as one of the title articles in the summer edition of their publication, Commercial Law World. Click the image below to read the article.

October 2019 ABI Legislative Update

Posted on: November 18th, 2019 by Mike Peiffer

On August 23, 2019 President Trump signed a several bankruptcy law changes. Joe Peiffer recently discussed the changes with ABI Executive Director Sam Gerdano and fellow bankruptcy practitioners Robert Keach, Kristina Stanger, and Don Swanson. Click the image below to read the whole legislative update from the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Chapter 12 Debt Limit on the Big Show

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019 by Mike Peiffer

Joseph Peiffer chats with Doug Cooper about Chapter 12 and raising its debt limit on the Big Show The audio from this conversation is below, as well as the transcript. Doug Cooper:I have been spending some time with Joe Peiffer. He is a bankruptcy lawyer with Ag & Business Legal Strategies, and he has been […]

Joe Peiffer Discusses Cash Flows on the Big Show

Posted on: May 22nd, 2019 by Mike Peiffer

Doug Cooper: Joe Peiffer is a bankruptcy lawyer with Ag & Business Legal Strategies in Cedar Rapids and Joe, we’ve been talking about a number of things and a couple of things slipped through last congress and didn’t get done. One of those was the debt increase on Chapter 12. What’s the latest? Joe Peiffer: […]

Farms on the Margins: Debt Figures Raise Questions of Whether Farm Debt is on Cruise Control

Posted on: March 21st, 2019 by Mike Peiffer

Joe Peiffer recently chatted with Chris Clayton of Progressive Farmer/DTN regarding the current farm situation. Article: https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/Ag/news/business-inputs/article/2019/03/19/debt-figures-raise-questions-whether Excerpts: “Right now, we’re having many people find out shortly before they have to pay rent that they aren’t going to have financing,” said Peiffer, who works with farmers in Iowa and Illinois. Some of these farmers needed millions […]

Thirty Years of Asking

Posted on: December 21st, 2017 by Mike Peiffer

Joe Peiffer recently wrote an article for the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal entitled Thirty Years of Asking, “Are We There Yet?”: Congress Rights a Taxing Wrong in Chapter 12. Click the thumbnail below to read the entire article:

Article on Chapter 12 from Bloomberg

Posted on: December 15th, 2017 by Mike Peiffer

Joe was interviewed earlier this year for an article on Chapter 12, featured on the Bloomberg website. Here’s an excerpt: “While heartening to farmers, the bill’s prospects are unclear as standalone legislation. Similar bills over the past few years, also proposed in the Senate, have died in committee.” Read the full article here: https://www.bna.com/us-senate-bill-n73014453020/