Adam D. Grant


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.

Education & Credentials


University of Michigan

B.A., 2002

University of Michigan Law School

J.D., 2005
  • Contributing Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia2007
    • Currently on inactive status
  • Michigan2005
  • Illinois2009


  • Michigan Super Lawyers®
    • "Rising Star," Business Litigation, 2015-2021

Representative Clients

  • Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp.
  • CitiMortgage, Inc.
  • Chemours
  • Covert Public Schools
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Health Management Associates
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC

Prominent Assignments

  • 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.

Professional Involvement

  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Holocaust Memorial Center of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Volunteer, University of Michigan Alumni Student Recruitment

Court Admissions

  • 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

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