Jeffrey W. "Jeff" Courter

Jeffrey W. "Jeff" Courter


Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Recognized since 2010

Des Moines, Iowa

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Bankruptcy
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Jeff Courter is a shareholder in our Business, Finance, and Real Estate and Litigation Departments. His practice is concentrated in the areas of creditor rights and bankruptcy. Jeff routinely represents clients across the state of Iowa in all types of creditor rights matters, including foreclosures of mortgages and security interests, replevins, breaches of contract/lease, and suits on notes. He also represents clients in bankruptcy matters throughout the state of Iowa and across the country, including defending preference actions and prosecuting complaints objecting to discharge/dischargeability of debt, reclamation claims, objecting to confirmation of Chapter 11, 12, and 13 plans, and other creditor matters in bankruptcy cases.

Jeff has served on the Section Council of the Iowa State Bar Association's Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section and is a past Chair. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Additionally, Jeff served as a law clerk to a Federal Bankruptcy Judge as well as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.

Jeff is also heavily involved in community activities and has served in leadership positions for a number of groups including, among others, the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation, University of Iowa Alumni Association, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, Iowa State Civil Rights Commission, Rotary Club of Des Moines A.M., Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education, Dowling Catholic High School Foundation, and Wakonda Club. He has been recognized by both the Des Moines Business Record and the Des Moines Register for his community leadership accomplishments. Jeff has also been active in local, state, and national political campaigns for the past 30 years, and is hopelessly addicted to golf.

PRACTICE AREAS
Business, Finance, & Real Estate
Banking and Secured Transactions
Litigation
Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy
Banks and Financial Institution Litigation
Business and Commercial Litigation

EDUCATION
Iowa State University (B.S., with honors and distinction, 1984)
University of Iowa (J.D., 1987)

BAR ADMISSIONS
Iowa, 1987
Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Location

  • 700 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
    Des Moines, IA 50309-3899

Languages

  • English

Education

  • The University of Iowa, J.D., graduated 1987
  • Iowa State University, graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, The Iowa State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute - Past President
  • Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education - Past President
  • Rotary Club of Des Moines, A.M. - Past President
  • University of Iowa Alumni Association - Board of Directors
  • Wakonda Club - Vice President

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Bankruptcy Court

State Clerkships

  • Iowa - Supreme Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Bankruptcy

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Des Moines (2023)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Des Moines (2020)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Des Moines (2018)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Des Moines (2016)
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Des Moines (2016)
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Des Moines (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

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