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Robert A. Hamor

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28411 Northwestern Highway
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48034
T 248.785.4737
F 248.538.2098

Overview

Robert Hamor provides value-added representation for clients in the areas of for-profit and non-profit corporate transactions and governance, commercial real estate, and related litigation matters. Known for his responsiveness and no-nonsense advice, Robert zealously represents his clients relating to:

  • the formation, governance, and development of businesses entities;
  • contract negotiation, drafting, implementation, and enforcement;
  • real estate matters such as leases, purchase agreements, environmental compliance, and enforcement of property-related contracts;
  • construction contracts and disputes;
  • government compliance in regulated industries; and
  • buying, selling, and restructuring businesses.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Robert was involved with and ran several real estate and finance companies with a focus on commercial real estate transactions. This real-world experience enables Robert to understand the practical needs of his clients while protecting them from legal – and practical – pitfalls.

Robert graduated in the top 3% of his class from Western Michigan University - Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Magna Cum Laude and was a guest speaker at the 2011 American Bar Association Mid-Year Event, lecturing on the housing crisis and its effects on communities of color. Robert’s clients include small businesses, tier-1 automotive suppliers, government contractors, REITs, environmental remediation companies, and technology companies.

Robert is a frequent lecturer on topics such as the emerging Corporate Transparency Act and various real estate matters.

Honors & Recognitions

Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Up and Coming Lawyer", Class of 2023

Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Real Estate, 2017-2018, 2021,

Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Business/Corporate, 2022-2023

Affiliations

Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Inns of Court

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel for the borrower in a $185,000,000 asset-based lending package in the automotive industry.
  • Lead counsel in the acquisition and partial remediation of contaminated commercial property.
  • Outside general counsel to one of Metro Detroit’s largest automotive manufacturing suppliers.
  • Represented the purchaser in one of the largest minority-owned business transactions in Metro Detroit.
  • Eviction counsel for several Michigan-based malls.
  • Corporate counsel for a facilities management company dealing with sales tax disputes in more than 40 states.
  • Successfully represented creditors in bankruptcy proceedings to recover collateral and further acquire the remaining assets of the bankrupt entity through a successful stalking horse bid.
  • Successfully defended creditors in bankruptcy proceedings against allegations of fraudulent transfers.
  • Successfully defended a commissioned salesperson in parallel Federal and State litigation relating to harassment and breach of contract/non-compete agreements.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of an insurance broker alleged to have engaged in embezzlement and fraud.
  • Corporate counsel for various construction companies dealing with commercial and residential construction liens, restructuring, contract negotiation and drafting, Miller Act claims, and supplier and union disputes.
  • Corporate counsel for various manufacturing companies with a focus on corporate governance, real estate, and supplier-related issues.

Communications

Publications

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News & Events

Speaking Engagements

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News

Media

Legal Strategies for the Michigan Farmer

The Corporate Transparency Act and You
The Corporate Transparency Act and You

Second Wednesday Lunch Break

How Recent Ruling Will Impact Your DEI Business Initiatives
How Recent Ruling Will Impact Your DEI Business Initiatives
Commercial Real Estate Concerns in the COVID Environment
Commercial Real Estate Concerns in the COVID Environment
What Businesses Need to Know About the MTA
What Businesses Need to Know About the MTA
Why Trademarks Can Be One of Your Most Valuable Assets
Why Trademarks Can Be One of Your Most Valuable Assets
How Will the CTA Affect Your Business?
How Will the CTA Affect Your Business?
Concerns and Obligations for Businesses Under the Corporate Transparency Act
Concerns and Obligations for Businesses Under the Corporate Transparency Act
How Mich. Supreme Court Decision May Affect Contract Drafting Between Suppliers and Buyers?
How Mich. Supreme Court Decision May Affect Contract Drafting Between Suppliers and Buyers?

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

Walsh College, B.A.

Bar and Court Admissions

Michigan 

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan