Attorney Steven Howell to Receive the Barbara J. Rom Award for Bankruptcy Excellence

October 31, 2014
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Steven G. Howell will receive the Barbara J. Rom Award for Bankruptcy Excellence from the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter.

Mr. Howell is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office. He also serves as the Practice Department Manager for the firm’s Banking & Finance, Creditors’ Rights, Municipal Finance and International Law Practices. He focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy & restructuring law, including creditor rights and bankruptcy litigation, and banking & finance law. Mr. Howell is currently serving as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan in the City of Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy case, representing the State of Michigan. He has served as either counsel or co-counsel for clients in numerous Chapter 11 bankruptcies, CCAA proceedings in Canada, and workouts. Mr. Howell has expertise in assisting clients dealing with financially-challenged entities in a variety of industries including automotive, manufacturing, banking, municipal, and commercial real estate.

Mr. Howell is a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America, including being named 2014 Detroit Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Lawyer of the Year; Chambers USA, including recognition as a Band 1 Leading Individual in Michigan in the bankruptcy field; Michigan Super Lawyers, and Dbusiness Top Lawyers. Mr. Howell received his B.G.S. from the University of Michigan, with high distinction, and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude.

The Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee established the Barbara J. Rom Award for Bankruptcy Excellence. The purpose of this award is to honor individuals who, like Barbara, have exhibited the highest level of overall excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law. Honorees of this award exhibit overall excellence, civility, sophistication of practice, community involvement, Bar association and Court activity involvement as well as pro bono participation.

Mr. Howell will be presented with the Barbara J. Rom Award for Bankruptcy Excellence at the Rakow Scholarship Awards/Historical Society/Barbara J. Rom Award FBA Luncheon on November 20, 2014 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. 
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