Areas of Practice

Personal finances.
We handle a significant number of personal bankruptcies, especially for business owners who have been adversely affected by a business failure. Although our specialty is the complex case, we also handle, with competence and economy, cases which present no unusual issues. We defend debtors in collection matters and dischargeability actions. We represent not only debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases, but creditors in all types of cases, including Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 cases.  With our years of experience representing trustees, creditors, creditors’ committees and other participants in bankruptcy cases in addition to debtors, we have insight into bankruptcy practices. Our bankruptcy practice is full-time, not just occasional.

Business matters.
When a small to medium-sized business is in financial trouble, we are the specialists to handle the matter. Most of our clients are referred to us by other attorneys and accountants who know our expertise. We identify and help to evaluate the options available, such as a workout, a Chapter 11 reorganization or a liquidation. We help business owners untangle the complexities of financial crisis. We also litigate commercial matters and represent a number of business clients in a broad range of matters, from business formation to commercial transactions to winding down a business. Although many of our clients use our services only until we have helped to solve the problem that needed solving, we have many long-term clients who consider us the firm to go to for prompt and competent representation.

Chapter 11 reogranization.
We not only handle matters on a local level, we also get involved in bankruptcy cases of national importance. We have extensive experience representing clients such as landlords, suppliers to the automotive trade, and major corporations in bankruptcy and other commercial matters of local and national significance. We represent creditors and preference defendants in large cases, even cases filed outside of Michigan. Clients come back to us with their legal issues, no matter where the court might be.