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The North Dakota Bankruptcy Trustee program is part of the Department of Justice. Their office is located in outside of North Dakota in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The address, telephone and fax number is as follows; Office of The United States Trustee, 314 S. Main Street, Suite 303, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 / Telephone: (605) 330-4450 / Fax: (605) 330-4456.

About Region 12

       A United States Trustee is appointed to the 21 regions by the Attorney General. At the present time, Daniel M. McDermott is the U.S. Trustee for Region 12. This region includes the Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

       The Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court / District of North Dakota (part of Region 12) is the Hon. Shon Kaelberer Hastings.


Chapters 7, 12 and 13 Trustees

       An U.S. Trustee manages and appoints standing trustees for chapters 7, 12 and 13 bankruptcy cases in this region. Please note: The standing trustees are appointed by the U.S. Trustee (in this case, Daniel McDermott) are not government employees but private parties. Visit Chapter 7, 12, and/or 13 sections for names and contact information of individuals named who administer the individual bankruptcy cases in North Dakota.

Chapter 7 Trustees

     Three trustees for Chapter 7 are listed in the District of North Dakota. Their location of practice and telephone numbers are included.

Gene Doeling
(701) 232-8757
Wayne E. Drewes
(701) 237-6650
(701) 293-9190
(701) 232-8757

Chapter 12 Trustee

     The Trustee for Chapter 12 (family farmer and/or fisherman) are assigned on a case by case basis. The office is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  Case by case basis
Sioux Falls, SD
(605) 330-4450

Chapter 13 Trustee

     Wayne E. Drewes of Fargo, ND is the Chapter 13 Trustee for the State of North Dakota.

  Wayne Drewes
(701) 237-6650

Contact Information

       Listed below are names, titles locations and telephone numbers of staff members of the trustee program. Please note, the regional office for the North Dakota Trustees program is located in Sioux Falls, ND.


- Trustees
Daniel M. McDermott
United States Trustee -
Region 12
Cedar Rapids, IA -52401
(319) 364-2211
Bruce J. Gering
Assistant U.S. Trustee -
Region 12
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 330-4450
  - Administrative Staff
(Locared in Sioux Falls, ND)
Marcy Jones
Legal Clerk
(605) 330-4450
Diane Trei
(605) 330-4450

341 Meetings and Locations

   There are four locations in North Dakota where 341 meetings are held. They include the following communities.

  Bismarck: U.S. Courthouse
220 East Rosser Ave.
Room 166
Bismarck, ND 58502

U.S. Post Office
657 Second Avenue North
Room 319
Fargo, ND 58107

  Grand Forks:

U.S. Courthouse
102 North 4th Street
Room 134
Grand Forks, ND 58206

  Minot: U.S. Courthouse
100 1st Street SW
Room 213
Minot, ND 58702

341 Meetings and Trustee Articles
  • The Bankruptcy Trustee - The U.S. Trustee's Office in each district maintains a panel of persons who are qualified to serve as bankruptcy trustees.
  • Chapter 11 Trustee - If a trustee is appointed in a Chapter 11 case, he becomes responsible for the management of the debtor's business affairs, and the filing of the required reports and tax returns.
  • 341 Creditors Meeting - The purpose of the meeting is for the trustee and the creditors to have an opportunity to question the debtor about the debtor's assets, liabilities, and any matter which may relate to debtor's right to a discharge.
  • Chapter 11 Creditors Committee - The committee is composed of holders of unsecured claims, excluding insiders, and has up to 7 members.
  • Meeting of Creditors in Chapter 13 - The trustee and creditors are allowed to ask questions about the debtor's assets and liabilities, his financial affairs, and his proposed plan.

Written by Jack Garchar


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