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Thomas O. AshbyThomas O. Ashby practices in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor rights (including rights in electronic commerce and intellectual property), commercial litigation and loan documents. He regularly advances clients' interests in debt-credit matters through litigation, establishing credit/collection forms and procedures, documenting credit transactions, negotiating credit defaults and/or mediation. Tom also has represented numerous banks and health care providers in insurance disputes.

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  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1984
  • University of Iowa, B.A., Political Science, with high distinction, 1981
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, a founding member of the Bankruptcy Section
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section Council Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, E-Commerce Section
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, now known as Association of Iowans for Justice
  • South Dakota State Bar Association, Debtor-Creditor Committee
  • Chairman, Greater Omaha President's Council, Good News Jail & Prison Ministries
  • Grace University Foundation board member
  • Iowa, 1984
  • Missouri, 2008
  • Nebraska, 1984
  • South Dakota, 2012
  • Obtaining significant payments for creditors after litigation, such as a seven-figure mortgage foreclosure in Iowa that was fully paid, including interest on attorney fees, and a seven-figure realty foreclosure in North Dakota that was fully paid, despite the bankruptcy of the realty owner
  • Teaming with other Baird Holm lawyers to prevail on summary judgment and state supreme court affirmance for a creditor accused of lender liability, despite the presence of more than 25 depositions on extensive and complicated facts
  • Obtaining relief from bankruptcy stays for numerous creditors, such as banks, insurance companies and vendors
  • Supervising a briefing in a Nebraska Supreme Court case that overturned a trial court's landmark decision against a hospital client involving hospital liens and debtor exemptions
  • Working with a cross-disciplinary team to devise and edit procedures and forms for in-house collection systems at one of Iowa's largest health systems
  • Obtaining a ruling denying class certification in debtor-creditor litigation for pharmacy and veterinarian clients
  • Obtaining a seven-figure summary judgment for Iowa bank excepting its debt from bankruptcy discharge and awarding attorney fees against the debtor
  • Negotiating full payment plans for creditors in Chapter 12 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, sometimes involving advanced concepts such as security interests in customer lists, probate estate bequests, business opportunities, government program payments, and tracing of diverted collateral
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