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Darren J. Burmania

Senior Attorney




Wayne State University Law School, J.D. 2004

Central Michigan University, B.S. 1997

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan

U.S Court of Appeals – 6th Circuit

Darren brings to the firm more than 10 years of experience as a corporate and banking attorney and commercial litigator.

He has advised numerous corporate clients with a wide array of business matters and litigated many complex commercial matters on their behalf. Darren has also represented financial institutions with commercial loan matters involving various types of collateral.

Representative Matters

Corporate Counsel

Represented numerous clients with the purchase and sale of assets ranging from liquor licenses to industrial equipment to aircraft.

Represented clients with the purchase and sale of interests in closely-held companies.

Provided advice and guidance to clients entering into a variety of contracts from small, local agreements to complex, multinational, multiparty agreements.

Represented clients in shareholder and member disputes to obtain successful results through both negotiation and litigation.

Commercial Litigation

Represented clients in various contract disputes including licensing agreements, distribution agreements, non-compete agreements, among others.

Represented electronics manufacturer in complex dispute with national telecommunications cooperative resulting in multi-million dollar jury verdict for the client.

Represented numerous client companies to obtain successful results in employment-related disputes involving a variety of allegations. 

Banking Workout

Represented financial institutions through the challenging times of the Great Recession and provided clients with analysis, guidance, and litigation support with respect to distressed commercial loans involving a wide array of assets.

Successfully litigated commercial matters on behalf of financial institution clients in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts.


Represented national and regional financial institutions with commercial loan originations and restructuring involving various types of collateral.

Represented financial institutions with loan purchases and participation loans.

Real Estate

Represented numerous clients regarding the acquisition or sale of real estate, complex leases, or disputes arising from land use.

Successfully represented financial institutions and title companies in numerous matters involving real estate and construction disputes.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Michigan Bar Association

Grand Rapids Bar Association