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Michael B. Peterman

Banking Group Leader




University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D. 1986

University of Michigan, B.A. 1983

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Courts

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan

Michael Peterman focuses his practice on loan originations, real estate sales and acquisitions and commercial leasing.

Mike represents national and regional financial institutions in all areas of commercial lending with an emphasis on real estate originations and workouts, working capital loans and international financing. In his real estate practice, he represents some of the firm’s institutional clients in connection with their site acquisition/disposition and commercial leasing requirements, whether retail, office or industrial, paying particular attention to his client's specific business requirements rather than simply their legal requirements. 

Representative Matters

  • ŸRepresented lender/agent in syndicated real estate development and construction loan for 300 unit multi-phase residential development in Southeastern Michigan.
  • ŸRepresented lender/agent in syndicated working capital loan facility to borrowers located in Mexico and Nicaragua.
  • ŸRepresented lender/agent in secured export credit facility to Mexican borrower.
  • ŸRepresented lender in real estate construction loan for a resort condominium/hotel development in Northern Michigan.
  • ŸRepresented lender in real estate construction loan for a hotel in Detroit, Michigan.
  • ŸNational real estate counsel to borrower in $1,000,000,000 secured credit facility.
  • ŸReal estate counsel for bank working on its national facilities requirements including the relocation of its headquarters in California and Florida.
  • ŸNational real estate counsel for OEM parts supplier handling matters in over ten states.


Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law 2013-present

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan


University of Detroit Law Review, Labor Law-Concerted Activity-NLRB vs. City Disposal Systems, Inc., 104 S.Ct.1505 (1984), 62 U.Det.L.Rev. 333 (1985)