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4190 Telegraph Road, Suite 3000
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-2082

Three Services, One Firm

Banking and Business Finance Practice Group

The Firm's Banking & Business Finance Practice Group consists of lawyers with a broad range of experience in lending and financial matters, both in the conventional context and in the specialized area of troubled and bankrupt entities. The Firm represents local and national lending institutions, private lenders, businesses, developers, investors and borrowers requiring lending and finance services. Our skilled bankruptcy practitioners, transactional lawyers and litigators provide comprehensive solutions and insight for advising financial clients dealing with distressed or nonperforming loans. Representative clients include Citizens Bank, The Huntington National Bank, PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Flagstar Bank, Chemical Bank, Bank of Birmingham, Textron Financial and Systran Financial. The provided services include (i) workout and bankruptcy services, including counseling lenders on loan restructure and modification, forbearance agreements, deed-in-lieu transactions, foreclosure proceedings, etc.; (ii) loan structure advice and documentation including Small Business Administration (iii) collection; (iv) litigation, including lender liability issues; (v) loans construction lien law litigation and foreclosures; and (vi) review and negotiation of secured and unsecured loans, letters of credit, and other credit facilities.

Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights

Commercial Litigation

The Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group represents companies and individuals in litigation involving contracts, shareholder disputes, commercial tort claims, and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. When appropriate, our attorneys regularly resolve commercial disputes out of court through negotiation, arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolutions forums.

Michael I. Zousmer