Andrew Pieper

Andrew Pieper

Andrew Pieper is an experienced trial attorney who applies his skills no matter how a dispute arises, whether in business, commerce, land use, natural resources, employment, bankruptcy, intellectual property, or other areas. When multinational corporations, small businesses, or individuals in a variety of industries find themselves facing intractable legal disputes, they turn to Andy to develop and execute cost-effective trial strategies that leverage his client’s strengths to achieve the best possible results. Minnesota Super Lawyers® has identified Andy as a Rising Star in each of the past three years.

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Petters Strikes Again: Amended Minnesota Fraudulent Transfer Act Does Not Shelter Certain Charitable Contributions

The latest turn in the ongoing Petters bankruptcy saga came on June 11, when U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Kishel issued a 46-page order examining 2012 amendments to the Minnesota Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (MUFTA). Specifically, Judge Kishel reviewed whether the MUFTA amendments created a complete defense and barred the Petters trustee’s avoidance claims against several … Continue Reading

Dewsnup Lives On: Debtors May Not Strip Underwater Junior Liens

On Monday, June 1, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in Bank of America v. Caulkett, a closely watched matter concerning whether Section 506(d) of the Bankruptcy Code permits junior lien stripping in the context of Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Addressing two consolidated cases, Justice Clarence Thomas—writing for a virtually unanimous … Continue Reading

Ponzi Scheme Clawbacks Dealt a Blow by MN Supreme Court Ruling

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently issued an opinion overturning a legal presumption that permitted victims of financial fraud to forego evidentiary requirements under the Minnesota Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (MUFTA) in cases involving Ponzi schemes. As a result, the ruling calls into question the potential recovery of more than $1 billion in alleged false profits … Continue Reading
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