Steve has been practicing for over 37 years as a bankruptcy and insolvency lawyer providing a broad range of services in the distressed business context. A significant part of Steve's practice is spent counseling lenders in troubled loan matters throughout the workout process, including exit strategies, refinancings, restructures, sales, out-of-court and court proceedings, bankruptcy and liquidation. He is currently serving as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan as lead bankruptcy counsel on behalf of the State of Michigan in the Chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed by the City of Detroit. In addition, he serves as counsel to the Detroit Financial Review Commission which is responsible for reviewing and approving certain activities by the City of Detroit and reviewing compliance with the City's plan of adjustment confirmed by the bankruptcy court in November of 2014. Steve has also represented borrowers, creditors' committees, creditors and purchasers of financially distressed companies.
Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan in the City of Detroit Chapter 9.
Counsel for Lender in Lifestyle Lift, Inc., et. al., Chapter 11.
Counsel for Lender in Lee Steel Corporation, et. al., Chapter 11
Counsel for the Lender in GASFRAC Energy Services, Inc. Chapter 15/CCAA proceeding
Co-Counsel for Agent in American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. restructure.
Co-Counsel for Agent in Progressive Moulded Products, Ltd. Chapter 11 and CCAA proceeding.
Co-Counsel for Agent in Blue Water Plastics Chapter 11.
Counsel for Steel Parts Corporation Chapter 11.
Counsel for Bank Group in Key Plastics, LLC Chapter 11.
Counsel for Thornapple Valley Inc. it’s Chapter 11 filing.
Counsel for Agent in F&M Distributors, Inc. Chapter 11.
Counsel for Agent in workout of large multi-state paving contractor.
Counsel for Lender in workout of defense and aerospace manufacturer.
Counsel for Lender in numerous workouts of golf course properties.
Counsel for Agent of specialty vehicle manufacturer.
Counsel for Lender in numerous workouts of hotel properties.
Counsel for Lender in numerous workout of residential and commercial real estate developers.