Lending, Collections & Bankruptcy


Dickinson’s bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, & creditor’s rights law attorneys provide assistance to Iowa banks and institutional lenders in connection with the planning, negotiation, documentation and, when necessary, modification of commercial credit agreements with their customers.  We strive to ensure that the credit documentation used by our clients is unambiguous, enforceable, unsusceptible to modification without written agreement, and otherwise protective of our clients' interests. 

Our attorneys provide a full range of services in bankruptcy matters in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcy cases including:

  • Plan formulation and negotiation, as well as Plan objections and confirmation issues
  • Authority to use cash collateral
  • Debtor-in-Possession financing
  • Adequate protection
  • Relief from the automatic stay
  • Preferences
  • Fraudulent conveyances,
  • Voidable transfer analysis and litigation
  • Section 363 bankruptcy sales of assets and businesses
  • Objections to Discharge and to Dischargeability of Debts
  • Assumption and rejection of executory contracts and unexpired leases
  • Turnover of estate property
  • Claim analysis and protection
  • Preparing and filing proofs of claims
  • Disputes concerning the extent validity and priority of liens
  • Equitable subordination and the re-characterization of debt to equity

We also provide a variety of services with respect to restructurings, debtor-creditor matters, and financial services litigation, including:

  • Out-of-court workouts and restructurings of troubled loans and businesses
  • Sales and purchases of distressed assets, loans, and businesses
  • Commercial and real estate loan modifications, amendments and extensions
  • Collateral perfection analysis
  • Lien priority disputes
  • Enforcement of security interests and mortgages
  • Foreclosures
  • Receiverships
  • Execution and collection of judgments
  • Analysis and enforcement of negotiable instruments, letters of credit and payment orders
  • Mechanics liens
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Protection of claims in connection with third party sales
  • Forbearance Agreements
  • Confessions of judgment

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen P.C. is continually recognized by our clients and our colleagues as one of Iowa’s best banking law firms.  Our success as a firm is a reflection of our commitment to client service and our focus on achieving the best results possible in a cost-effective manner. Contact us today for assistance with Bankruptcy, Insolvency, & Creditor's Rights Law matters.

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