Stanger Inducted into American College of Bankruptcy

April 4, 2022

Nyemaster Goode Attorney Kristina M. Stanger has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy (ACB), an exclusive worldwide organization of less than 1,000 bankruptcy professionals.


ACB members are judges, lawyers, international fellows, accountants, corporate turnaround specialists, government officials and other professionals who are experts in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. Members are selected based on a proven record of the highest standards of expertise, leadership, integrity, professionalism, scholarship, and service to the bankruptcy practice and to their communities. Stanger’s induction as a member of the 33rd Class of ACB Fellows on April 1, 2022 makes her just the seventh current member of the organization from the state of Iowa.


Stanger is an experienced commercial litigator with a practice focused on creditor rights and bankruptcy, helping clients spanning many industries with business reformation, loan restructuring, collateral and contract disputes, real estate litigation, workouts, asset protection and dispute resolution.  She serves in leadership positions with the American Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute, and is a member of the Iowa State Judicial Nomination Commission. The American Bankruptcy Institute honored Stanger with its “40 under 40” recognition in 2018 and its 2020 Service to Veterans Award in recognition of her legislative efforts advocating for veterans who are in financial distress.


In addition to her legal practice, Stanger is a combat-experienced Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. She presently commands the 109th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, where she leads over 300 soldiers, including combat medics, doctors, nurses, mental health specialists and other support personnel.


The ACB facilitates the effective domestic and cross-border application of bankruptcy and insolvency laws and the administration of justice in the courts through, among other activities, conducting professional educational programs, sponsoring the publication of scholarly reports, and maintaining the National Bankruptcy Archives. The College also funds projects that improve the quality of bankruptcy law and practice, as well as access to justice, in particular through grants by its affiliated Foundation to pro bono legal service programs. The Foundation is believed to be the single largest financial supporter of pro bono bankruptcy services in the United States, contributing over $3 million since 2012. In all of its work, the College is dedicated to enhancing professionalism, scholarship, diversity, and service in bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice.