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Edward J. Karfeld

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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Sole shareholder of Karfeld Law Firm, P.C. Practice is concentrated in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts, creditors rights and related fields. Member of the bars of Missouri and Illinois. Authorized to practice in the U.S. District Courts of the Eastern District of Missouri and Southern District of Illinois; and, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Educated at University of Missouri. United States Marine.

BANKRUPTCY EXPERIENCE IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS:

Attorney for individuals, businesses and municipalities that are in financial stress; workouts with creditors outside of bankruptcy and through Chapter 11, Chapter 13 and Chapter 9, and in Chapter 7 cases.

Attorney for creditors in workouts and bankruptcy. Help businesses, individuals, and municipalities deal with others who are in financial stress. Successfully defend creditors in preferential transfer actions brought by bankruptcy Trustees and businesses in Chapter 11 cases. Created and helped implement strategies to reduce losses from bankruptcies for national consumer retailer, and assisted in their successful implementation.

Chapter 7 Trustee. Administered and supervised the administration of consumer cases and the liquidation of several significant businesses including a national chain of pet stores, a national retailer and a local dairy.

Attorney for Bankruptcy Trustees in administering bankruptcy estates. Represent two Chapter 7 Trustees in recovering preferential and fraudulent transfers, liquidating assets, and litigating and resolving disputes involving liens, security interests and claims.

Chapter 13 Trustee. Administered court-supervised pay-back plans for consumer debtors.

COLLECTION EXPERIENCE IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS:

Represent creditors in commercial and retail collection cases in Missouri.

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Missouri Bar Association. Frequent Speaker, Author and Co-author on various topics dealing with collection and bankruptcy law:
Conspiracy to Commit the Unauthorized Practice of Law-Ethical issues in bankruptcy, 2015

Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy – Debtor’s Perspective, 2014

Annual Bankruptcy Institute, 2012

Collection of Judgments in Missouri – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Befuddled by the New Bankruptcy Law? A Look at How We’re Doing, 2007

Collection of Money, Proven Strategies, Missouri Debt Collections, Garnishments and Executions – 2002, 2003, 2006

Creditors’ Remedies – 2001 through 2009

Revision Editor, Missouri Creditors’ Remedies, MoBar CLE, Fifth Edition, 1999; Fourth Edition, 1984; Third Edition, 1975; Desk reference for lawyers, dealing with every aspect of collection law. The Fifth Edition received the Best Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications presented by the Association of Continuing Legal Education in the year 2000.

Commercial Transactions and Litigation seminar – 2000

Co-Author, Missouri Bankruptcy Practice, MoBar CLE, First Edition, 1992. Desk reference for lawyers dealing with every aspect of bankruptcy law.

National Business Institute – author / co-author and panel speaker:
FDCPA and Collecting the Judgment, 2014

Bankruptcy Basics Boot Camp, 2012

Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop, copyright 2011

Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law, copyright 2010

Bankruptcy Forum: What Judges, Clerks and Trustees Want you to Know, copyright 2009

Bankruptcy Litigation and Procedure in Missouri; copyright 2007

Bankruptcy Law and Procedure From Start to Finish; copyright 2007

Effects of Bankruptcy on Debt Collection, Advanced Collection Strategies, copyright 2007

Advanced Collection Strategies, copyright 2007

How To Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debts in Missouri; copyright 1997, 2001, 2003, 2007

Advanced Collection Strategies, copyright 2007

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law: Symposium on the Law of Credit Reporting & Debt Collection. March, 2000

Part Time Faculty:
Webster University, Adjunct Faculty, Masters Degree Program: Ethical and Legal Issues in Management; 1990 to present

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Member: Missouri Bar (Co-Chair Commercial Law Committee 2010 – 2012), (Planning Committee member of the Solo and Small Firm Committee, 2003 – present). Received Special Recognition for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education, May, 2014. Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Past Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Committee)

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Washington University School of Law, volunteer judge and evaluator of intramural client counseling competition and negotiation competition; Semper Fi Society of St. Louis, Inc., (Incorporator); Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation (Board Member 2014 – ); Military Officers Association of America (Legal Officer – Greater St. Louis Chapter 2015 – )