Michael E. Baum

Managing Partner

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Two years after Schafer and Weiner, PLLC was founded, the late Arnold Schafer and Daniel Weiner extended an invitation to Mr. Baum to join the firm and assist with its growth.

Nearly three decades later, the firm enjoys an excellent national reputation with a broad range of national and local clients involving insolvency, bankruptcy and litigation. The roster includes automotive suppliers, hospitals, health care facilities, auto dealerships, gaming entities and real estate developers.

Mr. Baum has a reputation for unbridled creativity. He is known to both formulate and implement answers and solutions in many challenging and difficult situations.

Balancing his toughness in a courtroom, Mr. Baum is well regarded as an expert in workouts with superb negotiating skills. As counsel to debtors, trustees, unsecured creditors’ committees and secured creditors, Mr. Baum has worked diligently and consistently to obtain results beyond the expectations of clients. In addition to being a contributing editor to the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Mr. Baum has also published articles for the Michigan Real Property Review and the Michigan Practitioner Series. He has also lectured in many seminars sponsored by numerous professional associations including the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Baum has served on the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and currently serves as the chairperson of the Rules Subcommittee. Additionally, Mr. Baum is the Co-Chair of the Mediation Panel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.