Cutler Law Firm, P.C.

Robert C. Gainer


George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Arlington, Virginia
James Madison University, B.B.A., Finance, 2001
Harrisonburg, Virginia


Bob Gainer’s practice is a general litigation practice, focusing on Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law, Business law, Financial Insolvency issues (including foreclosure, bank note defense and defense against actions by the IRS and Iowa Agencies), corporate governance and construction payment enforcement.

Bob has significant experience in Bankruptcy reorganizations, having represented Debtors and Creditors in Chapter 11, Chapter 12 (farm bankruptcy), Chapter 13, and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.   Bob serves as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for cases in the Southern District of Iowa, and a subchapter V trustee, for small business cases throughout Iowa and Minnesota. 

He routinely serves as general counsel to businesses and individuals throughout the Midwest, advising on daily business practices, acquisitions, and intra-business disputes.  In his litigation practice, he represents individuals and businesses with contract disputes, issues with banks and lending institutions (including foreclosure and banknote defense), construction payment (including public and private actions through mechanics liens and public improvement bonds), fraud defenses, and collections work.

Prior to joining the Cutler Law Firm, Bob clerked for the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa, and then went on to work for the United States Department of Justice as a Special Assistant, United States Attorney, and with the United States Trustee Program in Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan.


Iowa State Courts

Nebraska State Courts

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa

Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa

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