Adam D. Grant

Of Counsel

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;
  • Financial services litigation, with particular experience and expertise 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

Education

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

Acknowledgements

  • Michigan Super Lawyers - "Rising Star"

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

  • 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. 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

Publications/Presentations

  • “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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