News & Events

June, 2016

Michael Baum, John Stockdale, Jr. and Kim Hillary helped a debtor sell a Detroit nursing home in a chapter 11 bankruptcy auction process.  The auction was spirited and involved multiple bidders,...

June, 2016

Joseph Grekin, John Stockdale, Jr. and Shanna Kaminski recently assisted a deli meat distributor with the sale of a portion of its business.  The matter involved detailed negotiations with purchaser...

May, 2016

John Stockdale, Jr. served as a panelist at the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants’ Anti-Fraud, Litigation & Business Valuation, and Mergers & Acquisitions Conference in...

April, 2016

Joseph Grekin, John Stockdale, Jr. and Jeffery Sattler’s article Applying Claim Preclusion in Michigan: A Call for Clarity was published in the Spring 2016 issue of the Michigan Business Law...

February, 2016

The Schafer and Weiner team represented individual debtors facing tax debt approaching $1 million filed  in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Bay City. ...

February, 2016

In February 2016, the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (“NAFER”) admitted Joseph Grekin and Jason Weiner as full members. NAFER is a member-only organization that selectively...

January, 2016

The Schafer and Weiner team represented the Committee of Unsecured Creditors in In re Continental Surfaces of Pittsburgh, LLC filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of...

March, 2015

After foreclosure by advertisement of investment real estate, Schafer and Weiner successfully resolved an action brought by the lender in Lapeer County Circuit Court against a business and the business...

March, 2015

The Schafer and Weiner team filed Shanta Corp. d/b/a St. Anne’s Nursing Center under Chapter 11 in the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on March 26, 2015.  The Debtor is a 78...

March, 2015

On March 30, 2015, Schafer and Weiner hosted the 7th Annual Michigan State University College of Law Jewish Legal Society Alumni and Student Networking Night.  The Jewish Legal Society...

March, 2015

Daniel J. Weiner, Co-Founder and Senior Partner, will present borrower’s strategies at an advanced panel discussion, “Critical Concepts for Avoiding Lender Liability (what all lenders should...

February, 2015

Leon N. Mayer and the Schafer and Weiner team recently filed North Toledo Graphics, LLC under Chapter 11 in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio on February 13, 2015.  The Debtor is a...

January, 2015

The Schafer and Weiner team helped Venture Technology Groups, Inc. (Venture), a local company distributing valves for use in the gas and oil industries and acting as a manufacturer’s representative,...

January, 2015

Schafer and Weiner helped to resolve a shareholder dispute between two 50% shareholders of a closely held corporation. The dispute arose from differences between the managing shareholder and the non-...

January, 2015

Joseph K. Grekin and Jeffery J. Sattler published an article in the Summer 2014 issue of The Michigan Business Law Journal: “Expert Witnesses in Bankruptcy: Avoiding a Trap for the Unwary.”...

December, 2014

Schafer and Weiner designed a strategy that allowed a partnership to refinance a Michigan office building from its existing lender to a new lender during December 2014.  Through creativity and...

December, 2014

In the Chapter 11 case of In re SSI Technology, Inc. (Detroit), a Midwest defense industry supplier, S&W represents the official committee of unsecured creditors.  On December 23, 2014 the...

December, 2014

In the Chapter 11 case of In re Latex Foam International, LLC (Connecticut), an East Coast foam mattress manufacturing company, S&W represents the official committee of unsecured creditors....

October, 2014

John Stockdale, Jr., for the debtor, successfully objected to a class action plaintiff’s purported class proof of claim, which substantially reduced the claim pool by...

October, 2014

On October 30, 2014, Leon Mayer and John Stockdale, Jr. attended the SRR Intellectual Property Symposium.  The symposium included a seminar titled “IP Licenses and Value Issues in Bankruptcy,...

July, 2014

Daniel J. Weiner and Jeffery J. Sattler recently published an article in the June 2014 volume of the Journal of Corporate Renewal -- "When the New Sheriff Comes to Town:  Michigan's Emergency...

June, 2014

Joseph K. Grekin and Jason L. Weiner successfully helped a client and its owner preserve the company’s value by filing a Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction to prevent...

June, 2014

John Stockdale, Jr. negotiated with a regional South Carolina bank to resolve a $250,000 obligation for unimproved lots on Johns Island, South Carolina. The resolution was made difficult because, while the...

June, 2014

After many months of difficult negotiations with a large Pension Fund, Daniel J. Weiner and John Stockdale, Jr. finalized a settlement of $2.6 million in withdrawal liability.  The settlement resulted...

June, 2014

On June 6, 2014, Joe Grekin and John Stockdale attended the Business Law Institute, a day-long seminar presented by the Business Law Section of the Michigan State Bar.  The topics discussed at the...

June, 2014

Michael Baum and Joe Grekin recently presented the seminar to two different accounting firms, one in Grand Rapids, and one in Bloomfield Hills.  The subject of the seminar is the process through which...

June, 2014

On May 30, 2014, Latex Foam International, LLC, Purelatex Bliss, LLC, Latex Foam International Holdings, LLC and Latex Foam Assets Acquisition, LLC filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code...

April, 2014

Schafer and Weiner, PLLC successfully represented a corporation and its shareholders in a nondischargeability action based on a former shareholder/officer’s frauds, breaches of fiduciary duty and...

April, 2014

Leon Mayer recently guided a group of four related companies based in Northern Ohio in the shipping, warehousing, transportation, packaging and logistics industry through a Chapter 11 reorganization in...

April, 2014

Schafer and Weiner will continue to participate in the Access to Bankruptcy Court program during 2014 as a member of its governing board.  Through this program, Schafer and Weiner (and many other...

April, 2014

After nearly one year of negotiation, the firm recently recovered the contract amounts due a national insulation materialman related to municipal redevelopment activity after making a claim against the...

April, 2014

The firm recently obtained a chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge for the owner of a dissolved construction company.  In paving the way for entry of the discharge order, John Stockdale, Jr. negotiated...

February, 2014

Daniel J. Weiner was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2013), the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

November, 2013

In a lawsuit brought by a lender against Schafer and Weiner’s client seeking to enforce promissory notes, guaranties and mortgages, Joseph Grekin and Tracey Porter successfully opposed the lender...

November, 2013

Brendan Best and Jeffery Sattler published an article entitled “In the Sixth Circuit, Landlords Beware!” in the November 2013 newsletter for the Real Estate Committee of the American...

November, 2013

Michael Baum was a presenter at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 9th Annual Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference.  Mr. Baum, a Co-Chairman of the Mediation Panel for the...

October, 2013

Joseph Grekin presented a breakfast seminar entitled "What They Don't Tell You - The Secrets to Being a Great Expert Witness" to a group of accounting and consulting professionals at...

January, 2013

An equipment creditor sought to deny a debtor-business owner a chapter 7 discharge on the basis that the Debtor undervalued several business interests in his bankruptcy petition. The creditor claimed that...

January, 2012

Ms. Hillary specializes in representing companies and individuals in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings and workouts. Ms. Hillary has represented clients in a broad range of...

December, 2011

In 2011, the Michigan legislature amended Michigan's limited liability company act, MCL § 450.4101 et seq. to permit the conversion of a domestic corporation to a domestic limited liability company...

November, 2011

Joe Grekin and Tracey Porter successfully obtained a preliminary injunction enjoining a business partner from entering the premises of a local company and forbidding him from participating in the day-to-day...

September, 2011

Ms. Hillary has been designated as a Board Member at Large for the Michigan Chapter of IWIRC (International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation). Ms. Hillary is also a member of the...

September, 2011

A nursing home filed suit against the wife of a former resident to collect the debt incurred by the former resident. Mr. Stockdale prepared a motion for summary disposition on the basis that the nursing...

August, 2011

Michael E. Baum and John Stockdale, Jr. represent local home construction company, which was beset by state court litigation and unprofitable contracts, in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case. While this case is...