University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2007
University of Michigan, B.A. 2004
U. S. District Court
- Western District of Michigan
- Eastern District of Michigan
In bankruptcy cases across the country, Marc Swanson represents lenders, customers, suppliers, creditors’ committees, unsecured and administrative creditors.
He has extensive experience in the oil and gas, automotive, banking, and building supply industries. In addition to negotiating and documenting complex agreements, Marc litigates commercial disputes, fraudulent conveyances and preferential transfer cases.
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 Minnesota Law School, cum laude; Dean's List; First Year Legal Writing Honors; International Law Moot Court
University of Michigan, University Honors; James B. Angell Scholar; University of Michigan Democrats Club; Junior Year Abroad
Kings College, London, England, 2003
M&A Advisor 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award, 2016
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
American Bankruptcy Institute
Michigan Oil and Gas Association
Turnaround Management Association (Michigan Division), Programming Committee 2015-current
Civic, Cultural & Social Activities
University of Michigan Alumni Association
University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit
Michigan Humane Society
Cass Community Services Board of Directors
University of Minnesota, Teaching Assistant, "Cases that Shocked and Shaped the Nation," September 2006-May 2007
"The Plan (2 months later) and Post Bankruptcy," Panelist, Turnaround Management Association (TMA), University Club of Grand Rapids, April 2016
"Bankruptcy Jurisdiction and Stern v. Marshall," Bankruptcy Conference, Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan, Thompsonville, Michigan, July 2012
"Stern v. Marshall raises new sword on court's authority," Focus on Bankruptcy,
Cite 26 Mich.L.W. 1003, August 20, 2012
"WARN Act and bankruptcy," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, September 13, 2011
"Landmark standards may not be for everyone," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, August 16, 2010
"Chrysler bankruptcy showed Section 363 a worthy solution," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, August 24, 2009