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Michael E. Moore






Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 1994

Michigan State University, B.S., 1990

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court:

  • Western District of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Northern District of Indiana
  • Northern District of Illinois

For more than 20 years, Michael Moore has been representing local and national financial institutions in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors' rights, bankruptcy and real estate law. He specializes in commercial loan workouts and enforcement, loan restructuring, loan origination, secured transactions, foreclosures, receiverships, small business administration loan collections, construction claims and other banking related litigation. 

He also handles construction and real estate claims for both local and national entities and has experience handling insurance law and ERISA issues. His work includes successful defense of numerous claims involving breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraud and promissory estoppel. 

Representative Matters

Workout Experience

  • Lawsuits against borrowers and guarantors
  • Fraud investigations and associated litigation both as to borrowers and bank employees
  • Bankruptcy including adversary proceedings
  • Mortgage foreclosures (judicial and non-judicial in Michigan; judicial in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio)
  • Lender liability claims
  • Receiverships
  • Consensual sales through receivers
  • Forbearance agreements
  • Fraudulent transfer claims
  • Deed in lieu agreements
  • Deed in escrow agreements
  • Distressed real estate sales
  • Distressed real estate loan sales
  • Article 9 litigation
  • Construction litigation both for state and federal projects
  • Liquidation and sale of national brand hotel(s) as a going concern
  • Liquidation and sale of national brand gas stations as a going concern

SBA Workout Experience

  • Compliance, collections and guaranty recovery for local and national banks regarding Small Business Administration Loans 

Financing Experience

  • Multi-stage financing for acquisition, development and construction of national furniture store in Ohio
  • Multi-stage financing for acquisition, development and construction of manufacturing facility in West Michigan including Canadian guarantors

Professional Activities

Grand Rapids Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan (Michigan Real Property Law Section)

Risk Management Association of West Michigan

Turnaround Management Association of West Michigan

Association of Corporate Growth - West Michigan Chapter

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Michigan Fire Juniors, Manager 2017

American Youth Soccer Organization, Coach/Assistant Coach 2008-2015

Hudsonville Little League Baseball and Softball Coach 2010-2014