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Running, Wise & Ford has the expertise to provide a wide range of services to financial institutions and related businesses. Our attorneys bring extensive knowledge of the complex laws and regulations affecting financial institutions. Today's banking industry faces many changes: new legislation, shifting state and federal regulations, and the evolution of technology-based banking. At Running, Wise & Ford, our attorneys are dedicated to staying on top of these changes. In doing so, we anticipate our clients' needs and help them overcome the challenges that they face. Our attorneys have represented financial institutions in areas of law such as business, bankruptcy, employment, technology, estate planning and probate, real estate, construction, and litigation.

Our attorneys handle transactional matters as well as litigation, including: drafting, review, and perfection of commercial loan and security documentation; recovery of collateral and enforcement of security interests through litigation, mortgage foreclosures, receiverships and collections; loan work-outs and bankruptcy proceedings; employment law and human resource matters, including employee benefits and executive compensation; representation of trustees and other parties on fiduciary law issues, contested wills and trusts, conservatorships and probate proceedings, and estate and tax planning; technology-related matters including privacy and security information and compliance with state and federal regulations.

For more information on the firm's Banking and Commercial practice contact us at 231-946-2700 or 1-800-968-8577.


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  • Court Considers Chapter 7 Trustee's Ability to Sell LLC Property in Sole Members Bankruptcy

    Michael I. Conlon

    A bankruptcy trustee has the right to liquidate any property of a Chapter 7 Debtor subject to claimed exemptions and liens. Does this right extend to a membership interest in an LLC where the sole member files bankruptcy? The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan addressed this issue recently in In re Hopkins, Bankr. W.D. Mich. (Feb. 2, 2012).



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