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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 represented national, regional and local financial institutions in the full life cycle of commercial real estate and related loans.

Mike has significant workout experience in commercial loan workouts and enforcement, loan restructuring, foreclosures, receiverships, small business administration loan collections, construction claims and other financial services-related litigation. 

Mike's experience with troubled loans has deeply informed his involvement in commercial loan originations in connection with asset-based loans, commercial real estate loans, and construction loans for the national, regional and local financial institutions he represents.

His work includes successful offensive/defensive litigation of numerous claims involving breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraud and promissory estoppel.

Representative Matters

Workout Experience

  • Litigation against borrowers and guarantors including lender liability claims and fraudulent transfers
  • Construction litigation both for state and federal projects
  • 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)
  • Receiverships
  • Forbearance agreements, deed in lieu agreements, and deed in escrow agreements
  • Distressed real estate sales

SBA Workout Experience

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

CMBS Workout Experience

  • Resolution and enforcement action for special servicers related to CMBS loans in default

Financing Experience

  • Financing for acquisition, development and construction of properties
  • Commercial real estate lending
  • Commercial and industrial lending
  • Asset-based lending


DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Banking and Financial Services Law, 2023

Grand Rapids Business Journal, Top Lawyers, Banking and Financial Services Law, 2022-present

Grand Rapids Magazine, Top Lawyers, Banking & Financial Service Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law, 2022-present

Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, 2022-present

State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020

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