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Kristin Krueger counsels and advocates for clients in the event of a dispute, working with each client to decide on a path forward toward a successful outcome.  She has substantial experience advocating for clients and securing victories in and out-of-court, litigating cases in various state and federal courts, as well as in administrative agencies and via out-of-court workouts and resolutions.

Kristin counsels clients through all stages of the litigation process and works with each client to develop a strategy that fits with the client’s objective. Her business and commercial litigation practice regularly involves complex contractual disputes, construction disputes, negligence claims, and business torts. Her practice also involves bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation, representing creditors and debtors in bankruptcy court to maximize client rights and minimize losses. Kristin has substantial appellate experience, arguing cases before the Nebraska Court of Appeals, Nebraska Supreme Court, Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Experience

Experience

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee in a “no-asset” case that achieved 100% distribution to all creditors
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee in bankruptcy involving several adversary proceedings relating to fraudulent transfer and lien avoidance issues, assisting in negotiating the global resolution of all adversary proceedings 
  • Represented secured creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies, successfully prosecuting many contested matters, including motions for relief from automatic stay and a motion for appointment of a Chapter 11 trustee, as well as obtaining the allowance of disputed claims
  • Represented several official unsecured creditor committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, advocating for the rights of unsecured creditors in the contexts of plan confirmation and Section 363 sales, including negotiating a Chapter 11 plan that provided for full payment of unsecured creditors
  • Represented secured creditor in Chapter 12 bankruptcy, securing sale of portion of debtors’ real property and obtaining plan commitment of 100% payment on remainder of debt
  • Represented individual debtors with primarily business debts in Chapter 7, enabling such individuals to receive bankruptcy discharges
  • Represented corporate debtor in Chapter 11, prosecuting numerous successful first-day motions that enabled debtor to successfully sell assets in a Section 363 sale, followed by a confirmed Chapter 11 liquidating plan 
  • Represented plaintiffs/creditors in adversary proceedings challenging debtors’ discharges under Sections 523 and 727, including  a non-dischargeability judgment against an individual Chapter 11 debtor
  • Represented defendants in Section 547 preference actions, successfully negotiating efficient resolutions to such actions

Business & Commercial Litigation

  • Secured multi-million dollar settlement for client in dispute arising from asset purchase agreement
  • Obtained multi-million dollar claim allowances for clients in long-running bankruptcy litigation and securing dismissal of claims against clients, protecting numerous rulings before the Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Obtained judgment and damages for general contractor in construction dispute at trial and upheld judgment before the Nebraska Supreme Court, in a first-of-its kind win in Nebraska  
  • Secured favorable settlement for business facing commercial claims totaling almost $1 million, threatening client’s business   
  • Obtained judicial reversal of administrative agency ruling that threatened health care client’s business
  • Obtained summary judgment victory for energy company in real estate dispute, securing client’s interest in real estate and enabling favorable monetary settlement
  • Obtained complete dismissal of all claims against electronic payments provider in a lawsuit that sought class action certification
  • Obtained complete dismissal of all warranty and breach of contract claims against national retailer  
  • Secured favorable settlements for clients in complex contractual disputes, employment cases, and construction cases

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America (© Woodward/White Inc.), Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2020

Community & Professional

Nebraska and Omaha Bar Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute

Education

J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law, 2008 (high distinction)

  • Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 2007-2008
  • National Moot Court Team, 2007
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Barristers

B.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2005 (summa cum laude)

  • Organizational Communication, Political Science

Admissions

  • State of Nebraska
    U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
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