James J. Niemeier


Jim has extensive experience representing clients with commercial, financial and bankruptcy related legal issues during his 30+ year career. Jim often helps creditors with difficult collection issues both inside and outside of bankruptcy proceedings and focuses on attempting to guide each matter to best and most economical resolution, often avoiding expensive and time-consuming litigation. However, when bankruptcy or collection litigation is necessary Jim is equally experienced in the state and federal courts and will guide the matter to prompt and economical conclusion. Jim does not only represent creditors but is also is an experienced Debtors attorney having represented Debtors in many of the largest and most complex Chapter 11 cases in Nebraska, including as co-counsel to Specialty Retail Holding Shops, in its recent Chapter 11 case, the largest in the state. Jim was the son of a farm family and farmed himself for a few years before moving before moving into the legal field. A survivor of the 80’s farm crisis, his agricultural roots give him a unique perspective on the issues facing agricultural creditors and debtors in today’s similarly difficult financial times. Jim enters into each representation with an eye to obtaining the best available result for his client at a reasonable cost, and in a prompt and efficient manner.

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Professional Background
Admitted

Nebraska, 1988

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1999

Education

Creighton University School of Law J.D., 1988

Kearney State College B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1984

Accomplishments

Creighton University Law Review

Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Nebraska State Bar Association

Omaha Bar Association