Andresen Law Offices, PLLC is a Bloomington, Minnesota, full service bankruptcy law firm with 30 years experience. A consultation with Mr. Andresen is always free -- just call (952) 831-1995. Our offices are located right across the street from the Mall of America.
Mr. Andresen is currently Vice Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section.
Whether you are an individual or have a small business, we have the expertise to help you understand your rights under the law and inform you of your best choices.
Dealing with credit card debts, an impending foreclosure, car repossession, or business debt problems can seem overwhelming. At Andresen Law Offices, our mission is to find legal solutions that will allow to keep your home and your paycheck. This is what we do -- and it is all we do.
Mr. Andresen was Minnesota's Co-chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2006 to 2016. He has been on the executive board of the MSBA Bankruptcy Law Section since May 2016, and he is currently Vice Chair. He knows the bankruptcy trustees and judges, and they know him.
Browse further down this page, and you'll see that Mr. Andresen has been called upon time and again to lecture to other bankruptcy lawyers, appearing often side by side with Minnesota's bankruptcy trustees and judges at legal seminars.
Let the 30 years experience of Andresen Law Offices go to work helping you to regain control over your financial future. You can get started by calling (952) 831-1995 today, and meeting with Mr. Andresen.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1987||10/15/2020|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 01/27/2019
Reprimand/probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. The State also monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Craig's comment:“The public discipline was the result of an instance of non-compliance with record keeping rules involving reconciliation of bank statements for IOLTA (interest bearing) trust accounts, not involving financial harm to clients. I have since been elected Treasurer, Secretary, and then Vice Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section. I am licensed to practice in good standing before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the bankruptcy courts, and the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member of the Month||National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||2010|
|Top Lawyer in Minnesota||Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine||2000|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2000|
|Top Lawyer in Minnesota||Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine||1998|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||1998|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||1997|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||1996|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||1994|
|Managing attorney of full service consumer bankruptcy law firm||Andresen Law Offices, PLLC||1988 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section||Vice Chair||2018 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section||Education Committee Chair||2015 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Law Network||Member||2007 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Minnesota State Chair||2007 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2005 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section||Secretary||2017 - 2018|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section||Treasurer||2016 - 2017|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Consumer Subcommittee Chair, Bankruptcy Section||2014 - 2015|
|Bankruptcy Law Network||Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Cases||2014|
|William Mitchell College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Saint Olaf College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Bankruptcy Section CLE/Pro Bono Volunteer Reception||Remedies for Consumers Facing Foreclosure||2018|
|MSBA Bankruptcy Section Monthly Meeting||Bankruptcy Cases Pending Before the U.S. Supreme Court, speakers, Craig Andresen, Karl Johnson, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee.||2015|
|2015 Minnesota Bankruptcy Institute||Hot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy, speakers, Craig Andresen, Margaret Culp, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee, Mark Halverson, former Chapter 7 Trustee, Elaine Wise.||2015|
|MSBA Bankruptcy Section||The Ins and Outs of Exemptions, Speakers, Craig Andresen, The Honorable Michael Ridgway, US Bankruptcy Judge, John Hedback, Chapter 7 Trustee, Jeremy Carvell.||2014|
|2013 Minnesota Bankruptcy Institute||Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy Practice, speakers, Craig W. Andresen, Craig D. Klausing, John D. Lamey III; moderator, Ken Corey-Edstrom.||2013|
|2012 Minnesota Bankruptcy Institute||2012 Case Law Update and Bankruptcy Trends, speakers, Judge Dennis D. O’Brien, Craig W. Andresen & Katherine A. Constantine.||2012|
|2011 Minnesota Bankruptcy Institute||2011 Case Law Update and Bankruptcy Trends, speakers, Judge Dennis D. O'Brien, Craig Andresen, Katherine A. Constantine; moderator, William J. Fisher.||2011|
|2008 National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 16th Annual Convention||Means Testing in Bankruptcy||2008|
|In re Johnson (Manty v. Johnson), No. 13-6050 (8th Cir. B.A.P. April 22, 2014).||Minnesota property tax refunds are not exempt under Minn. Stat. section 550.37 subd. 14.|
|In re Fisette (Fisette v. Keller), 455 B.R. 157 (8th Cir. B.A.P. 2011).||Appellate court ruled that a chapter 13 plan could avoid, or "strip off," a wholly unsecured junior mortgage on residential real estate.|
|In re Chapman, 431 B.R. 216 (Bky.D.Minn.2010).||The appeals court held that the chapter 7 means test applied to cases converted to chapter 7 fom chapter 13, as well as to cases originally filed under chapter 7.|
|In re Ansar, 383 B.R. 344 (Bky.D.Minn.2008).||A Statement of Presumption of Abuse filed by the U.S. Trustee under section 704(b)(1)(A) must unequivocally state whether or not the U.S. Trustee believes that a presumption of abuse has arisen.|
|In re Katusky, 372 B.R. 910 (Bky.D.Minn.2007.||The court held that a valid spendthrift clause excluded the debtor's interest in the trust from the bankruptcy estate.|
|In re Irwin, 232 B.R. 151 (Bky.D.Minn.1999).||The cour held that a lawnmower is exempt under Minn. Stat. section 550.37 subd. 4.|
|In re Wegner, 91 B.R. 854 (Bky.D.Minn.1988).||Where the debtors are not eligible for chapter 11 or 13, the debtors' income is irrelevant and they are entitled to proceed under chapter 7.|
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