Ag & Business Legal Strategies (ABLS) is a small but rapidly growing law firm located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. By leveraging a highly entrepreneurial culture with cutting edge technology, the firm is able to help farmers get creditors off their backs, preserve assets, and minimize taxes like no other law firm in the country. The specialized expertise that defines this firm has landed the owner in venues from Congress (championing changes to how the bankruptcy code impacts taxes owed by “right-sizing” farmers and the farming industry as well as the proper locations for businesses to file their reorganization cases – close to the farmers) to the United States Supreme Court, to appearances on various radio programs popular within the farming community across the Midwest. ABLS exists to help farmers, providing them with cutting-edge services in debt restructuring negotiations and bankruptcy.
ABLS seeks an experienced attorney to fill the role of Junior Associate.This is an exciting opportunity for a right-fit candidate to work directly with one of the foremost experts in the country in this space and grow into increasing levels of authority and autonomy as the firm grows.
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Required: Iowa Law License or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
Preferred: At least two years of practice experience, could include clerkship.
Preferred: Experience with or knowledge of farms/farming and/or taxes.
About AG & Business Legal Strategies
Ag & Business Legal Strategies (ABLS) is a botique law firm specializing in business and farm debt restructuring and bankruptcy located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Consideration of the income tax implications of any proposed restructuring or bankruptcy are paramount as the firm and its clients develop a strategy to pursue to reach realistic goals.
Its founder, Joseph Peiffer, has been involved in legislative efforts to expand exemptions for Iowans and improving tax options for Chapter 12 debtors. Mr. Peiffer has been practicing in Iowa and Illinois for over 30 years. Approximately 80% of the firm's clients are farmers or agribusinesses.