Scott Lesser assists clients in commercial real estate workout and foreclosure matters in Michigan and Ohio. Scott represents financial institutions and special servicers of CMBS loans in judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, receiver appointments and sales, construction lien actions, and forbearance, deed-in-lieu, deed-in-escrow, note sale, loan modification, and other settlement transactions. These loans have principal balances as high as $200 million.
He also has experience pursuing guarantors based on recourse guaranties and carve-out violations of non-recourse guaranties, and dealing with condominium successor developer issues, emergency receiver appointments, and other matters.
Scott also has real estate litigation experience. He co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of financial institutions in Kim v. JP Morgan Chase, et. al.
Honors + Awards
- University of Michigan Law School, cum laude; Executive Submissions Editor/Articles Editor, Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review
"Michigan Receivership Law" (Co-author), Strategic Alternatives For and Against Distressed Businesses, Thomson West, January 2014