Bankruptcy Litigation

The attorneys at Steinberg Shapiro & Clark are prepared to defend or prosecute the rights of creditors, debtors, committees, and trustees. Our extensive bankruptcy experience allows us to effectively navigate the varied issues that arise in bankruptcy cases. We have represented clients in various aspects of litigation in bankruptcy, including—


Representation of debtors in tax discharge and collection proceedings brought by the IRS and state and local taxing authorities


Representation of creditors in obtaining relief from the bankruptcy stay and recovering property


Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in adversary proceedings involving fraudulent conveyances and preferential transfers


Representation of bankruptcy trustees in recovering assets for the benefit of creditors


Representation of trustees, creditors and debtors in dischargeability and denial of discharge actions



          Over the years, SSC has successfully handled thousands of adversary proceedings and, consequently, has developed a solid aptitude for handling evidentiary hearings, trials, and appeals. Among the appeals successfully handled by SSC are the following:

•        DiMercurio v. Stevenson (In re Mauro), No. 15-2158 (6th Cir. filed Sept. 29, 2015) (settled before decided);


•        Woods v. Stevenson (In re Mauro), No. 15-2159 (6th Cir. filed Sept. 29, 2015) (settled before decided);


•        Warren Inv., Inc. v. Dery (In re J & J Video, LLC), 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84303 ( E.D. Mich. Aug. 1, 2011), aff’d No. 11-2013 (6th Cir. Mich. 2012);


•        Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. v. Shapiro (In re Lee), 530 F.3d 458 (6th Cir. Mich. 2008);


•        Dietrich v. Nob-Hill Stadium Props., 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 3591 (6th Cir. Mich. 2007);


•        Dimmitt & Owens Fin., Inc. v. Herdean (In re Herdean), 92 Fed. Appx. 107 (6th Cir. Mich. 2003);


•        In re Mayer, 451 B.R. 702 (E.D. Mich. 2011);


•        Hock v. Stevenson (In re Kraydich), 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58576 ( E.D. Mich. June 2, 2011);


•        D.A.N. Joint Venture III, L.P. v. Shekerjian (In re Shekerjian), 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33037 (E.D. Mich. Apr. 5, 2010);


•        Smith v. Shekerjian (In re Shekerjian), 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17002 ( E.D. Mich. Feb. 25, 2010);


•        Weidman v. Shapiro, 299 B.R. 429 ( E.D. Mich. 2003).


If you would like help pursuing or defending an adversary proceeding or just want to learn more about your legal rights as a debtor or a creditor call Steinberg Shapiro & Clark at 248-352-4700.