I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, the 3rd of six children. We grew up in the meat packing district of South Omaha. I graduated from Omaha Central High School 1985.
My wife, Kathy, and I are raising 3 children. Outside of work, I spend a lot of time escorting children to sporting events while trying to sneak in a long bicycle ride on the weekends.
Areas of Practice
- 100% Bankruptcy Law
- 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Nebraska, 1992
- U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2010
- U.S. Tax Court
In today’s mailbag . . .
“70k in student loans–feeling lost
When I graduated high school, I felt invincible. I was a smart kid, so I thought I’d definitely find a good career someday. I had lots of dreams of becoming a roboticist, doctor, dentist, or anything challenging that I could feel proud of.
Payday loans have infiltrated every neighborhood and income level. And what starts out as an emergency loan to cover a temporary cash shortage can turn into a cycle of obtaining new payday loans to pay off older loans. And so it begins, a process of going from one payday lender to another. An entire day…
It has never been more dangerous for business owners to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Nebraska.
New rules now require that business owners prepare special valuation reports to provide more information about the assets of their business. Chapter 7 Trustees have the power to sell unprotected assets, and they are demanding special reports showing the…
In finance, and in life generally, there are steps and elevators.
Steps and elevators take us to where we want to go.
When it comes to money, eventually we want to wind up in a nice place. A paid home. A retirement fund. An opportunity to slow down and enjoy the fruits of our work.…
Business owners filing Chapter 7 beware! You may have to close your business until the Chapter 7 Trustee surrenders any claim to it.
That is the nightmare that potentially awaits unincorporated business owners who file Chapter 7. Why is that? And why does this only happen to unincorporated business owners?
The problem occurs because the…
In today’s email inbox came this message:
Message from UST Regarding Necessary Documentation for Chapter 7 Section 341 Meetings of Creditors
The Chapter 7 Panel Trustees for the District of Nebraska have standardized the documents that they will request in every chapter 7 case. The following documents must be submitted to the appointed trustee prior…
Are trailer homes, pull-behind campers, and RVs protected in Nebraska bankruptcy cases?
Homes are protected in bankruptcy by a law called the Homestead exemption, and traditionally that exemption applies to homes built on land a debtor owns. But what about portable homes and RVs sitting on rented lots?
Case #1: Foley: A Tent
Saundra Latham writes a good review of the best credit counseling agencies of 2018 in The SimpleDollar website. She correctly points out that the best credit counseling firms to handle a Debt Management Plan are:
Generally speaking, if you are signing up for a Debt Management Plan to consolidate your debts into a payment plan managed by a certified credit counselor that provides lower interest rates and financial counseling, you want to go with an agency certified by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). The NFCC has the toughest certification standards in the credit counseling industry and it is simply unwise to go with an agency not certified by them.…
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