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You Can Now Text ABLS

Posted on: November 20th, 2019 by Mike Peiffer

ABLS is pleased to now offer text messaging as another convenient option to contact us. You can be confident that the legal team at Ag & Business Legal Strategies will read the texts and respond appropriately. Our legal assistants and attorneys will respond to texts sent to (319) 363-1641. Some questions can be answered via […]

Farmers In Crisis

Posted on: November 18th, 2019 by Mike Peiffer

Joe Peiffer was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal in an article entitled “Farmers in Crisis Turn to High-Interest Loans as Banks Pull Back.” You can read the full article here: WSJ 11/10/2019 or read the highlights below: “Some bankruptcy attorneys said costlier terms from nonbank lenders can make it hard for farmers to […]

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 […]

Crisis Resources

Posted on: July 18th, 2018 by Mike Peiffer

Farming is good honest work, but it can be stressful and bad situations can feel overwhelming. Crisis may be as close as next harvest, or a bank not renewing the crop note. If you’re feeling like you don’t have what it takes to keep going, ask for help; there are resources available to people just […]

Joe Peiffer on the Big Show – Cash Flows

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 by Mike Peiffer

Joe Peiffer had the opportunity this week to talk with Doug Cooper on The Big Show regarding cash flows. Listen below! DC: There was some concern going into this year’s planting season that some farmers may have some cash flow issues with their bankers.  Joe Peiffer is a bankruptcy lawyer with Ag & Business Legal […]

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 […]