Bankruptcy in Iowa (Second Edition)

Eric W. Lam and Abbe Stensland (2012) ($73)

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Bankruptcy in Iowa (Second Edition) is written by Eric W. Lam and Abbe M. Stensland, who are attorneys at Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC, in Cedar Rapids and Coralville, Iowa. In 1992, Eric published the first edition of the book.  In the 20-year span since the first edition, the Bankruptcy Code has been amended several times by Congress, most notably in 2005 with the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), which significantly changed the landscape for consumer debtors who seek Chapter 7 relief.  This second edition briefly discusses the effect of the 2005 legislation.  This edition also highlights the impact of developing caselaw from several Bankruptcy Judges who serve Iowa, particularly in the areas of exemption, dischargeability, and objection to discharge. 

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Abbe has chaired the annual seminar for the Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section of the Iowa State Bar Association and also served as one of the editors of the Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section's periodic case updates. For the past several years, she has instructed and coached the Cornell College Mock Trial Team, a team which won sixth place in a recent national competition. 

Eric is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and a fellow of the Iowa State Bar Foundation. Both Eric and Abbe serve lenders, trustees, and other clients of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC.