Bankruptcy and Collections

Our attorneys have a vast amount of experience in handling the collection of judgments and other collection matters, as well as all types of bankruptcy matters. Our firm can assist with the obtaining of judgments for monies owed to you or as a result of a breach of a contract or agreement, and we can also assist with undertaking the various collection activities that are allowed by law once a judgment is obtained. We have experience in obtaining judgments against a person or business entity for amounts that are due and owing on account of goods or services previously provided. Once a judgment is obtained you still have to attempt to “collect” upon the judgment by pursuing the judgment debtor’s assets. Under Michigan law, one can attempt to collect a judgment by engaging in various activities including the issuance of garnishments, orders to seize assets, and subpoenas requiring the judgment debtor to testify as to the judgment debtor’s assets. Our firm has ample experience in all allowable collection activities and can assist its clients with the collection of judgments whether the judgments were entered by a Michigan court or elsewhere.

In addition, our firm represents clients in all facets of bankruptcy and insolvency law including representation of debtors in individual and business Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and representation of secured and unsecured creditors including large businesses and lending institutions, in various chapters of bankruptcy proceedings. Members of our firm have extensive experience in representing Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in both the Eastern and Western District of Michigan in recovering assets for the benefit of creditors. Our firm also has experience and provides service for clients by prosecuting and defending nondischargeability, fraudulent transfer, preference, and lien avoidance claims, obtaining relief from the automatic stay, obtaining payment on allowable claims, and recovering property for the benefit of our clients. Members of our firm have lectured on bankruptcy law at seminars for lawyers conducted by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Federal Bar Association.