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J. David Krekeler

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Principal-Shareholder
Location:
Madison, Wisconsin
Phone:
608-807-0756
Fax:
608-258-8299
Email:

J. David Krekeler was an original member of the law firm when it was founded in 1982. He specializes in debtor-creditor and bankruptcy matters, representing both individuals and corporations. His practice is wide-ranging, including both the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin.

Mr. Krekeler has practiced law for over 30 years. Over the course of his career he has received numerous accolades and awards for his work in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law, including selection by his peers for inclusion in the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, as well as being voted one of Madison’s Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Madison Magazine. Mr. Krekeler has authored numerous articles on bankruptcy and collection, as well as leading classes and seminars on these topics.

Areas of Practice

  • Debtor's Rights and Remedies
  • Creditor's Rights and Remedies
  • Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1979

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1979
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
    • B.S. - 1974
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • "Bankruptcy Concepts and Fundamentals", 2010
  • "Divorce/Bankruptcy for Family Lawyers", 2010
  • "Mortgage Modification", 2010
  • "Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy", 2009
  • "Debt Relief for Farmers,", 2009
  • "Ensuring Compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", 2009
  • "Essential Bankruptcy Issues Impacting Collection Law", 2009
  • "FDCPA: Overview, Enforcement and Litigation", 2009
  • "Fifteen Things Every Lawyer Should Know about Bankruptcy", 2009
  • "Good Stuff that Divorce and Other Attorneys Should Know about Bankruptcy", 2009
  • "How Bankruptcy Can Help", 2009
  • "Responding to Automatic Stay Violations", 2009
  • "The Nuts and Bolts of Collections and Creditors' Rights", 2009
  • "Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Consumers", 2008
  • "Collection Law from Start to Finish", 2008
  • "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedures in Wisconsin,", 2008
  • "Regulating Mortgage Lending in Wisconsin", 2008
  • "TILA and Mortgage Foreclosure Defense", 2008
  • "Twelve Things (at least) that Every Attorney Should Know About Foreclosure Defenses", 2008
  • "When the Tenant or Landlord Files Bankruptcy", 2008
  • "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Wisconsin Consumer Act", 2007
  • "Traipsing Through the Means Test Minefield", 2007
  • "Feed Account Collections", 2007
  • "Handling Past Due Accounts", 2007
  • "Understanding the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005", 2007
  • "When the Tenant Files Bankruptcy, and the Effect of the New Bankruptcy Law on the Landlord and the Tenant", 2007
  • "Post-Petition Creditor Contacts with Debtors: The Collision That Takes Place at the Three-Way Intersection of the Bankruptcy Code, the FDCPA and the Wisconsin Consumer Act", 2006
  • "Neither a Borrower or a Lender Be: Be a Debt Buyer", 2006
  • "Perspectives on the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005", 2006
  • "The Basics of Filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13", 2006
  • "Basics of Bankruptcy for Guardians Ad Litem", 2006
  • "Bankruptcy Concepts & Fundamentals for Court Commissioners", 2006
  • "Desperate Housewives & Other Drivers", 2006
  • "Residential Landlord and Tenant Law Update", 2004
  • "Residential Landlord and Tenant Law Update", 2006
  • "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure in Wisconsin", 1994
  • "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure in Wisconsin", 2004
  • "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure in Wisconsin", 2006
  • "Bankruptcy Relief for Low-Income Consumers after the Reform Act of 2005,", 2005
  • "Bankruptcy Relief for Low-Income Consumers after the Reform Act of 2005", 2006
  • "Bankruptcy Relief for Low-Income Consumers after the Reform Act of 2005", 2007
  • "Legal Guide for Wisconsin Farmers: revised section on Chapter 11 Bankruptcy", 2005
  • "No Small Change: The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005", 2005
  • "Summons and Complaint Triggers Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", Madison Area Paralegal Assn. Newsletter, April,, 2005
  • "Bankruptcy Code Changes to Reduce Serial Filings", Madison Area Paralegal Assn. Newsletter, September, 2005
  • "Bankruptcy in Wisconsin", 2005
  • "Getting and Keeping Fees: Case Law and the New Wisconsin Trust Account Rules", 2004
  • "Exemption of Retirement Accounts", 2004
  • "Debtor-Creditor Law for Agricultural Mediators", 2002
  • "Collecting Judgments From Start to Finish in Wisconsin", 2002
  • "Effective Mortgage Foreclosure Techniques in Wisconsin", 2002
  • "Successful Judgment Collections in Wisconsin", 2001
  • "Successful Judgment Collections in Wisconsin", 2005
  • "Bankruptcy: A Creditor's Perspective in Wisconsin", 2001
  • "Collection of Accounts Receivable in Wisconsin", 2000
  • "Collection of Accounts Receivable in Wisconsin", 2001
  • "How to Represent Yourself or Your Corporation in Wisconsin's Small Claims Court", 2000
  • "How to Represent Yourself or Your Corporation in Wisconsin's Small Claims Court", 2001
  • "How to Represent Yourself or Your Corporation in Wisconsin's Small Claims Court", 2002
  • "Representing Patients in Medical Debt Collection Cases", 2000
  • "Wisconsin Foreclosure and Related Bankruptcy and Title Issues", 1999
  • "Wisconsin Foreclosure and Related Bankruptcy and Title Issues", 2001
  • "Wisconsin Consumer Act", 1999
  • "Wisconsin Foreclosure and Repossession", 2000
  • "Collection Law in Wisconsin", 2005
  • "Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in Wisconsin", 1998
  • "Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in Wisconsin", 1999
  • "Current Developments in Debtor/Creditor Law", 1998
  • "The Impact of Bankruptcy on Dissolution of Marriage in Wisconsin", 1997
  • "Current Developments in Commercial Lending in Wisconsin", 1996
  • "Pitfalls for Attorneys under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Wisconsin Consumer Act: Developments in Exemption Law", 1996
  • "How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debts in Wisconsin", 1995
  • "The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994: Effects Upon Family Law Practice and Changes in Exemption", 1994
  • "Bankruptcy and Family Law-Selected Issues", 1994

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, University of Wisconsin Law School Lawyering Skills Program
  • Assisted in Training Mediator, Farm Mediation Program (Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection)
  • The New Economy, Foreclosures, and the FDCPA, Seminar, State Bar of Wisconsin Convention
  • Seminar, Foreclosures, State Bar of Wisconsin Convention
  • FDCPA, State Bar of Wisconsin Convention

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by Peers, The Best Lawyers in America, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Voted One of Madison's Best Bankruptcy Lawyers, Madison Magazine
  • Named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in Bankruptcy, Milwaukee Magazine and Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Group Award for his work on No Small Change: The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005
  • Named to Executive Register and Board, Business Magazine, 2009 - 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin State Bar, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditor's Rights Section, Member, Board of Director
  • Western District Bankruptcy Bar, Chairman
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Wisconsin Department of Agriculture's Consumer Protection Advisory Council
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, Past Member
  • Wisconsin State Bar