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Jeffrey D. Klobucar

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Jeffrey D. Klobucar

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Practice Groups

Bankruptcy/Creditors' Remedies, Class Action/Multidistrict Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Industry Groups

Credit and Collection Industry, Financial Services Industry

Overview

Mr. Klobucar is a commercial litigator having experience in all aspects of complex litigation in both state and federal court matters.

Mr. Klobucar regularly represents creditor committees and commercial creditors in bankruptcy cases, as well as representing creditors in other federal and state court litigation and appellate matters. He routinely handles cases involving the enforcement of contract rights, including security agreements and commercial leases involving both real estate and personal property. He also pursues commercial post-judgment collection matters, including enforcement of judgment liens and guaranties, commercial garnishment actions, and determinations of non-dischargeability in bankruptcy court. Mr. Klobucar is a commercial litigator dedicated to protecting the rights of commercial creditors in bankruptcy and other federal and state court matters. Additionally, he has significant class-action and multi-district litigation experience.

Mr. Klobucar is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he served as an adjunct professor for five years.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 2005

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin

EXPERIENCE

Representative Cases

Representing an advertising service creditor in a big-box retail bankruptcy proceeding. In re: Gander Mountain Co., No. 17-30673 (Bankr. D. Minn.).

Represented a creditor and obtained a stipulated determination of non-dischargeability in an action against a debtor for claims of fraud. Campbell v. Kittelsen, Adv. No. 15-3011 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2015).

Represented a Chapter 7 trustee and affiliated intellectual property purchaser and obtained a favorable settlement in an adversary proceeding against multiple parties. DataWave Int’l, LLC, et al. v. Bluesource, Inc., et al., Adv. No. 13-3158 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2017).

Represented insurers in bankruptcy proceedings and related coverage adversary proceedings filed by various diocesan corporations in Minnesota. In re: Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Bky. No. 15-30125 (Bankr. D. Minn.); In re: Diocese of Duluth, Bky. No. 15-50792 (Bankr. D. Minn.); In re: The Diocese of New Ulm, Bky. No. 17-30601 (Bankr. D. Minn.).

Representing a secured creditor in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding related to the reorganization of an asphalt company. In re: Midwest Asphalt Corp., Bky No. 17-40075 (Bankr. D. Minn.).

Currently representing owner/landlord of commercial real property leased to a debtor in a corporate chapter 7 proceeding. In re: RF Beardsley Services, LLC, Bky. No. 18-41667 (Bankr. D. Minn.).

Represented an owner/landlord of commercial real property leased to a debtor in a corporate Chapter 7 proceeding. In re: Speec, Inc., Bky. No. 16-32822 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2017).

Represented a judgment creditor and obtained a determination of non-dischargeability in an action against a debtor related to claims for intentional tortious conduct. Ludwig v. Graw, Adv. No. 14-4245 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2015).

Representing a national software and computer equipment lessor in a big-box retail bankruptcy proceeding. In re: Gander Mountain Co., No. 17-30673 (Bankr. D. Minn.).

Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. In re: Millerbernd Systems, Inc., Bky. No. 18-41286 (Bankr. D. Minn.). Currently representing the Liquidating Trustee installed as a result of the confirmed chapter 11 plan.

Represented multiple consignment creditors in a jointly-administered retail distribution chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving seven separate distribution entities across the U.S. and Canada. In re: WYNIT Distribution, LLC, Bky. No. 17-42726 (Bankr. D. Minn.).

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Legislative Committee, 2021-2022
    • Bankruptcy Section
      • Chair, 2021-2022
      • Secretary, 2020-2021
      • Treasurer, 2019-2020
      • Bankruptcy Institute Planning Committee, Chair, 2021 and 2022
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Civic Involvement

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2008-2013
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2014-present

ACCOLADES

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Commercial Litigation, 2024 ed.
  • Attorney of the Year, as part of the Syngenta Legal Team, Minnesota Lawyer, 2017
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2019-present
  • Minnesota Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2014-2018
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Publications

  • Bankruptcy Bulletin, co-editor in chief, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018-2019; editor, 2015-2018
  • Statutory Liens and Other Special Rights of Creditors, co-author, Minnesota CLE Debtor-Creditor Deskbook, Ch. 16, 2018-2021
  • The Rise and Fall of the Ponzi Scheme Presumption, co-author, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Jan. 2018

Seminars

  • The 2022 Bankruptcy Institute, chair, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, October 13-14, 2022
  • Winding Up a Distressed Case, moderator, The Bankruptcy Institute, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, October 14, 2022
  • NOTICE! Issues Relating to Notice in Bankruptcy Court, presenter, Bankruptcy Section, Minnesota State Bar Association, February 15, 2018