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Scott R. Lesser

Senior Attorney




University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 2008

Princeton University, A.B. 2005

Bar Admissions

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.


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