Legislation


Terminating the Technicality: Venue Reform, Why It’s Important, and What You Can Do About It

Posted on: November 15th, 2021 by Kate Langworthy, ABLS Blog Contributor

Bankruptcy is a legislative creation aimed at giving debtors the opportunity for a fresh start while still recognizing the rights of their creditors to be paid. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy allows an entity experiencing financial distress, typically a corporation or partnership, to seek relief through reorganization, while retaining their business in hopes of generating revenue to […]

A Call for Bankruptcy Venue Reform

Posted on: November 12th, 2021 by Michael A. Morris, ABLS Blog Contributor

In February of 2021, Belk, a North Carolina department-store chain, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Texas. After the large retail company with over 90,000 creditors filed on the evening of February 23rd, their plan was confirmed and consummated by the end of the next […]

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: […]

Venue Reform & Effects for Farmers

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by Mike Peiffer

From February 25-27 Joe Peiffer and Mark Kuhn (one of the farmers affected by the VeraSun bankruptcy in Delaware) were in Washington DC  for the Commercial Law League of America‘s Hill Day to talk with lawmakers about bankruptcy venue reform. While they were there they spoke with Doug Cooper on The Big Show about their […]

Joseph Peiffer on the Big Show Talking Venue Reform (Part 2)

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by Mike Peiffer

Joseph Peiffer joined Doug Cooper on the Big Show again last week to talk about the new Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2018 that was recently introduced in Congress. Here’s part 2 of their conversation from January 18, 2018. Doug Cooper: Yesterday I visited with Joe Peiffer, a bankruptcy lawyer with Ag & Business Legal […]

Joseph Peiffer on the Big Show Talking Venue Reform (Part 1)

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by Mike Peiffer

Joseph Peiffer joined Doug Cooper on the Big Show again last week to talk about the new Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2018 that was recently introduced in Congress. Here’s part 1 of their conversation from January 17, 2018. Doug Cooper: Joe Peiffer with Ag & Business Legal Strategies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is a […]

Doug Cooper and Joe Peiffer on Venue Reform

Posted on: December 22nd, 2017 by Mike Peiffer

Doug Cooper recently visited with Joe on the Big Show regarding Bankruptcy Venue Reform. Part 1 (Aired December 18, 2017): Doug Cooper: I’m going to visit today with Joe Peiffer, he’s a lawyer with Ag & Business Legal Strategies, and he says this week he is hoping to get a bill on the floor of […]

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: