Adam Grant’s practice is devoted entirely to litigation, with significant experience in state and federal courts in Michigan and Illinois in the following areas of law:
- Commercial litigation, including contractual disputes and business torts;
- Real estate and landlord-tenant litigation and disputes;
- Financial services litigation, with particular experience representing banks, brokerages, brokers/dealers, and lenders/servicers in contested cases with borrowers and investors;
- Probate and estate litigation, with experience representing fiduciaries/trustees in actions alleging violations of prudent investor rules and other fiduciary duties;
- Products liability litigation, including representation of manufacturers in asbestos-related lawsuits; and
- Tax litigation, with particular emphasis on complex and novel tax issues.
University of MichiganB.A., 2002
University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D., 2005
- Contributing Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
District of Columbia2007
- Currently on inactive status
- Michigan Super Lawyers®
- "Rising Star," Business Litigation, 2015-2021
- Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp.
- CitiMortgage, Inc.
- Covert Public Schools
- Detroit Public Schools
- Ford Motor Company
- Health Management Associates
- JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
- Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC
- Represent landlord in multi-week trial involving claims that landlord breached its obligations to commercial tenant under long-term lease, resulting in victory for landlord.
- Represent manager in dispute under Michigan Limited Liability Company Act.
- Represented asset management firm in trial of multi-million dollar action in state court involving claims of tortious interference, conspiracy, and attempts to pierce the corporate veil.
- Represented bank in action alleging conspiracy in attempt by borrower to avoid liability on promissory notes.
- Represented bank, brokerage, and individual brokers in multi-week FINRA arbitration hearing and related state court proceedings related to claims of wrongdoing by investors.
- Represent lenders and mortgage services in contested litigation matters.
- Represented automotive suppliers in disputes against other suppliers, including crisis stop-ship situations and claim and delivery actions to recover tooling and materials.
- Served as special counsel to debtor in contested bankruptcy proceedings, handling all litigation and discovery aspects of the case.
- Achieved unanimous victory for Detroit Public Schools in Michigan Supreme Court on contested tax issue. (Briggs Tax Services v. Detroit Public Schools, 485 Mich. 69 (2010).)
- Successfully challenged applicability of certain tax obligations to Renaissance Zone property in appellate court. (Lafarge Midwest, Inc. v. City of Detroit, 801 N.W.2d 629 (Mich. App. 2010)).
- Represented corporate trustees/fiduciaries in multiple actions alleging violations of Michigan’s prudent investor rule, conflicts of interest, and related claims.
- Obtained dismissal of certain defendants and claims in action against university and individual employees involving alleged violations of 42 U.S.C. 1983 for failure to disclose exculpatory evidence.
- Served as outside national discovery counsel for Ford Motor Company for products liability litigation matters.
- Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
- Board of Directors, Holocaust Memorial Center of Metropolitan Detroit
- Volunteer, University of Michigan Alumni Student Recruitment
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois
- “Michigan Business Taxes,” Lorman Educational Services, April 2009, Co-author/presenter
- “Michigan Sales & Use Taxes,” Lorman Educational Services, October 2008, Co-author/presenter