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Marc N. Swanson





University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2007

University of Michigan, B.A. 2004

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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.

Representative Matters


Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Bankruptcy: Business, 2016

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

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Debtor-Creditor Rights Committee, Co-Vice Chair 2016-present

American Bankruptcy Institute

Michigan Oil and Gas Association

Turnaround Management Association (Michigan Division), Programming Committee 2015-present

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


"Assignment of Rents and Bankruptcy," State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Debtor-Creditor Rights Committee, Aug. 9, 2017

"Hulk Hogan Body Slams Company into Bankruptcy: A Two-Part Case Study Loosely Based upon the Gawker/Hulk Hogan Dispute and Gawker Bankruptcy Filing," Panelist Moderator, Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Oakland Hills Country Club, Oct. 6 and Nov. 18, 2016

Presentation regarding various issues related to representing clients in Single Asset Real Estate cases, Co-Presenter, Chapter 11 Roundtable III, hosted by Chief Judge Shefferly and the Office of the United States Trustee, Nov. 4, 2016

"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


"Detroit Residents with Terminated Water Service Out of Luck," Bloomberg BNA, Nov. 16, 2016

"Challenge to Detroit Pension Cuts Thwarted by Sixth Circuit," Bloomberg BNA, Oct. 7, 2016

"Buying and Selling a Business in Michigan," Second Edition, Chapter 12: Buying the Assets of Financially Distressed Businesses, Co-author, Sept. 1, 2016

"Were Those Rents Assigned? Absolutely!" Co-authored with Ronald A. Spinner, ABI Journal, July 2016

"Stern v. Marshall Raises New Sword on Court's Authority," Focus on Bankruptcy, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Aug. 20, 2012

"WARN Act and Bankruptcy," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Sept. 13, 2011

"Landmark Standards May Not Be for Everyone," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Aug. 16, 2010

"Chrysler Bankruptcy Showed Section 363 a Worthy Solution," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Aug. 24, 2009