Jeffrey D. Goetz

Shareholder
Jeffrey D. Goetz
Tel/Direct 1:
515.246.5817
Tel/Main 1:
515.243.4191
Location
801 Grand Avenue
Suite 3700
Des Moines, IA 50309-8004
Support Team

BRENDA MOZENA (LEGAL ASSISTANT)

mozena.brenda@bradshawlaw.com

515.246.5838

NICHOLAS VALLEY (PARALEGAL)

valley.nicholas@bradshawlaw.com

515-246-5878

Education & Background

University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 1978)

California Western School of Law (J.D., 1987)

Background

Board-certified in both Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, with practice devoted primarily to the representation of debtors, creditors, committees and trustees in bankruptcy and reorganization cases.

Practice devoted primarily to Bankruptcy Law.

Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell peer rated for highest professional excellence badge     2022 Des Moines Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights and Insolvency and Reorganization Law badge  Rated by Super Lawyers badge   
 

 


 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Awards:

  • The M&A Advisor 13th Annual Turnaround Award (2019) – Industrials Deal of the Year (Under $100MM), Acquisition of Wellman Dynamics Corporation by TCTM Financial
  • The M&A Advisor 17th Annual M&A Advisor Award (2018) – Industrials Deal of the Year ($50MM - $100MM), Acquisition of Wellman Dynamics Corporation by TCTM Financial
  • The M&A Advisor 12th Annual Turnaround Award (2018) – Section 363 Sale of the Year ($10MM to $25MM), Sale of Central Iowa Healthcare (CIH) assets to Allen Health Systems, Inc. (UnityPoint)
  • The M&A Advisor 8th Annual Turnaround Award (2014) – Restructuring Deal of the Year – Consumer and Retail Products Sector – Sale of Certain Assets of Natural Pork Production II, LLP to AMVC and the Handlos Family

Certifications/Specializations:

  • Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification – 2007-Present
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification – 2015-Present

Key Clients

EMC Insurance Companies
Iowa Insurance Guaranty Association
Principal Financial Group

Memberships & Activities

State Bar Admissions

California, 1992
Iowa, 2001

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

Published:

Chapter 12 from A to Z: A Guide to Bankruptcies of Family Farmers and Family Fishermen

Selected lectures:

Senior Living and Health Care - Turbulent Times Behind-Turbulent Times Ahead? (webinar panelist), Mid-America Regional Conference, Turnaround Management Association, June 17, 2022.
It’s Not Your Father’s Chapter 11 Process Anymore (panelist), Mid-America Regional Conference, Turnaround Management Association, April 30, 2019.
Joint Administration vs. Substantive Consolidation, 2017 All-Iowa Bankruptcy Conference, November 3, 2017
Chapter 11 in Iowa and the ABI Chapter 11 Reform Commission Report and Recommendations Regarding Small Businesses, 34th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, Federal Bar Association, Iowa Chapter, October 30, 2015
Anatomy of a Chapter 11 Case, 33rd Annual Bankruptcy Conference, Federal Bar Association, Iowa Chapter, October 30, 2014
Chapter 11: Big 11, Little 11, 32nd Annual Bankruptcy Conference, Federal Bar Association, Iowa Chapter, October 25, 2013 
Chapter 11 in Iowa: Current Trends and Topics, 30th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, Federal Bar Association, Iowa Chapter, October 28, 2011
Chapter 11 Topics of the Day, 28th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, Federal Bar Association, Iowa Chapter, October 30, 2009
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law, National Business Institute, June 4, 2009
Small Business Bankruptcies - What You Should Know Before Filing, 27th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, Federal Bar Association, Iowa Chapter, October 30, 2008
Current Developments in Bankruptcy Law, Lorman Education Services, April 16, 2008
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law, National Business Institute, March 12, 2008
Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law, National Business Institute, January 22, 2007
Bankruptcy Ethics - New Rules for Bankruptcy Attorneys, Federal Bar Association, Iowa Chapter, November 2, 2006
Bankruptcy Reform Act Update - 6 Months Later, National Business Institute, August 23, 2005
Aligning Your Practice Under BAPCPA, National Business Institute, August 23, 2005
Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, Lorman Education Services, July 28, 2005
Bankruptcy in Iowa, Lorman Education Services, June 12, 2003
Chapter 11 Nuts and Bolts, Federal Bar Association, Iowa Chapter, October 31, 2002
Problems for Secured Creditors in Bankruptcy and Insuring that a Security Agreement and Financing Statement are Valid, Sterling Educational Services, LLC, Creditor's Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy, Des Moines, Iowa, September 19, 2002
The Revised UCC Article Nine, Bankruptcy Seminars, Inc., 32nd Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, August 15, 2002
The Revised UCC Article Nine, Iowa State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Summer Seminar, August 9, 2002
Panel Lecturer, Bankruptcy, AIDS Law Training, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Fall, 1993-2001