University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2009
New York University, Stern School of Business, M.B.A. 1997
Rutgers University, M.S. 1991, B.A. 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals
- Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Michigan
- Western District of Michigan
- Northern District of Illinois
Ron Spinner brings extensive business experience to bear on bankruptcy cases.
His skill as a researcher, coupled with a practical understanding of client needs, enables him to quickly focus in on and resolve matters for his clients.
Miller Canfield serves as local counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its Chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts. In connection with this representation, Miller Canfield currently is (a) handling post-petition financing matters, (b) litigating and negotiating requests for relief from the automatic stay matter, and (c) assisting with the restructuring of various City departments. The City of Detroit has estimated that its total outstanding obligations as of the commencement of its bankruptcy case totaled approximately $18.5 billion.
Represented an energy company that leased significant natural gas rights to another energy company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At stake was almost $2 million in back royalty payments under the lease. The court held that under Michigan law the oil and gas lease was indeed a lease under the Bankruptcy Code, entitling the client to all past due royalty payments before the debtor could continue extracting natural gas.
University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude; Dean's Scholarship; Certificates of Merit - Contracts, Secured Transactions; Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Article Editor
New York University, Stern School of Business, Marketing; Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Rutgers University, Computer Science; Academic Fellowship; Presidential Scholarship; Departmental Honors
State Bar of Michigan
American Constitution Society for Law and Public Policy (ACS), University of Michigan Chapter, Board Member, 2007-2009; Logistics Coordinator for Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition, 2009