Bradley R. Kruse

Bradley R. Kruse
Tel/Direct:
515.246.4505
Tel/Main:
515.244.2600
Location
699 Walnut Street
Suite 1600
Des Moines, IA 50309
Support Team
ANTOINETTE WATSON: (LEGAL ASSISTANT)

awatson@dickinsonlaw.com
515.244.2600 x583

Introduction

Brad has more than 20 years' experience representing clients in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters, including Chapter 7, 11,12 and 13 bankruptcies, receiverships, foreclosures, and collection actions.  He also has extensive experience representing clients in corporate and business law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, contract negotiation and drafting, debt and equity financing, business litigation, shareholder matters, and regulatory compliance.

Brad's practice also includes the areas of public utilities, energy and telecommunications law, including litigation, corporate transactions and governmental relations matters. He has appeared before a variety of state public utility boards in numerous hearings on telecommunications and energy issues.

Jurisdictions

Admitted to practice in the following states:

  • Iowa
  • Illinois

Admitted to practice before the following federal courts:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Administrative Law Section
    • Business Law Section
    • Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Articles & Presentations

  • Presenter, "The Rise of Bankruptcies / Shareholder Meetings in COVID-19 Times," Dickinson Law Banking Webinar Series, September 10, 2020
  • Author, The Coronavirus and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Iowa Business Blog, Iowa Bankruptcy Blog, March 23, 2020
  • Presenter, "Succession Planning & Shareholder Issues," Dickinson Law Banking Seminar, West Des Moines, September 5, 2019 
  • Author, Troubled Ag Loans and Chapter 12Iowa Banking Law Blog, Iowa Bankruptcy Blog, February 12, 2019
  • Presenter, "Current Bankruptcy Issues: How to Be a Bank in Bankruptcy," 2016 Iowa Banking Law Seminar, West Des Moines, September 7, 2016
  • Presenter, "Impact of Bankruptcy on Collections," National Business Institute, Des Moines, February 2015
  • Presenter, "Judgment Enforcement," Lorman Education Services, Des Moines, August 2014
  • Presenter, "Fraudulent Conveyances," Lorman Education Services, Des Moines, August 2014
  • Presenter, "Federal Debt Collection Practices Act," National Business Institute, Des Moines, March 2014
  • Presenter, "Bankruptcy Implications on Collection Practices," National Business Institute, Des Moines, March 2014
  • Presenter, "Collection Law," National Business Institute, Des Moines, February 2013
  • Presenter, "Bankruptcy Litigation," National Business Institute, Des Moines, June 2012
  • Presenter, "Key Tax Considerations in Bankruptcy," National Business Institute, Des Moines, June 2011
  • Presenter, "Key Tax Considerations in Bankruptcy," International Fuel Ethanol Workshop, Indianapolis, June 2011
  • Presenter, "Identifying Fraudulent Conveyances" and "Creditor Remedies in Bankruptcy," National Business Institute, Des Moines, March 2011
  • Author, Avoiding Liability for Bankruptcy Preference ClaimsThe Legal Monitor, February 2011
  • Presenter, "Basics of Chapter 13" and "Automatic Stay Litigation," National Business Institute, Cedar Rapids, December 2010
  • Presenter, "Lien Stripping Junior Mortgages," Law Review CLE, Des Moines, November 2010
  • Presenter, "Sales of Biofuels Assets in Today’s Economy," Biofuels Institute, Minneapolis, September 2010
  • Author, Reorganization and Investment Opportunities in the Ethanol IndustryEthanol Producer Magazine, April 2010
  • Panel Member, "Ethanol Bankruptcy," Biofuels Institute, Houston, July 2009
  • Presenter, "Advanced Bankruptcy in Iowa," National Business Institute, Des Moines, March 2004
  • Presenter, "Judgment Enforcement in Iowa," Lorman Education Services, Des Moines, January 2004
  • Presenter, "Collection Law in Iowa," Lorman Education Services, Des Moines, June 2003
  • Presenter, "The Legal Issues of Problem Collections in Illinois," National Business Institute, Chicago, December 1992