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Scott H. Hogan

1700 East Beltline, N.E.
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-7044
T 616.726.2207
F 616.726.2299


Scott Hogan practices in the areas of real estate, municipal and library law, business law, receiverships, and bankruptcy. Specifically, this includes:

  • Real Estate: Handles sales, purchases, leases, condominiums, evictions, easements and all related real estate litigation.
  • Municipal and Library Law: Handles all aspects of municipal and library real estate matters, reviews and prepares municipal contracts, acts as bond issuer's counsel in bond issuances and handles many other municipal matters.
  • Business Law: Establishes new entities, assists with sales and purchases of companies, contracts, collections and litigation.
  • Receivership: Represents receivers in state and federal courts, assists with asset sales, fraud investigations, asset recovery and all other aspects of receiverships.
  • Bankruptcy: Represents trustees, creditors, and debtors in all aspects of bankruptcy.

Prior to joining Foster Swift, Scott was a shareholder with Tolley VandenBosch Korolewicz & Brengle, P.C., when it joined with Foster Swift. Scott is the current practice leader for the firm's Finance, Real Estate & Bankruptcy group.

Through the years, Scott's expertise in the bankruptcy and creditor rights area has been recognized by legal leaders and peers. He is listed in Best Lawyer in America as well as Michigan Super Lawyers in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtors rights. Also, he was selected to author the Bankruptcy Chapter in Michigan Basic Practice Handbook published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Additionally, he is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. 

Scott is also very involved in the community as a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, where he currently serves on the Pro Bono Committee and the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan. He previously served as the president of the Forest Hills Park Association and a member of the Board of Managers for the Southeast YMCA.

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2023 (Bankruptcy and Creditor and Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy)

"Top Lawyer", Grand Rapids Magazine, 2022 in Real Estate Law

"Top Lawyer", Grand Rapids Magazine, 2019 and 2020 in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law

2012 Best Lawyers® Bankruptcy Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Grand Rapids

Michigan Super Lawyers 2013-2014 (Bankruptcy: Business)


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
Industry & Professional Associations:
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association


Representative Matters

  • Testified in 2017 before the Judiciary Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives regarding a pending bill to adopt the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act
  • Assisted receiver in sales of car washes, mobile home parks, and other assets.
  • Assisted receiver in a major embezzlement case at a title company. Recovered assets and made almost 100 percent distribution to creditors.
  • Represented a construction company in a roof collapse matter where the case against our client was dismissed.
  • Represented the purchaser of six commercial buildings in a total $15 million transaction.
  • Regularly represents bankruptcy trustees in collection of preferences and fraudulent conveyances.
  • Assisted municipality with multi-million dollar bond issuance to fund water and sewer improvements.
  • Prepared and assisted in numerous installment purchase agreements for municipalities.



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Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1988, Order of the Coif

Michigan State University, B.A., 1983, with Honors

Bar and Court Admissions


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

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

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals