The nation’s financial and real estate markets have undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Foster Swift has helped clients stay ahead of the curve as they face new challenges.
Understanding that the finance and real estate industries often cross paths, we have developed a comprehensive group to better assist clients with their legal needs.
As a full-service practice, Foster Swift's Banking, Finance and Real Estate Group has successfully counseled financial institutions, businesses, insurance companies and individuals for more than 100 combined years. The group's reputation for excellence has been recognized by peer-reviewed publications such as Michigan Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Foster Swift has also been named a Tier 1 firm in Real Estate Law and Banking and Finance Law in Lansing by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Whether you are a lender or a company with financing needs, the Banking, Finance and Real Estate Group handles related issues for a wide variety of businesses. Among the services provided are:
- Asset recovery, preferences and lien avoidance actions
- Financial transactions
- Real Estate transactions
- Counsel and guidance to financial institutions on regulatory compliance issues
- Bankruptcy, workouts and receiverships
- Bank Mergers & Acquisitions
- Collection, foreclosure, forfeiture actions, eviction proceedings and claim and delivery actions
- Loan transactions for lenders and borrowers
- Land division and zoning issues
- Site condominiums, mixed use condominiums, condominium conversions, and condominiums within condominiums
- Construction law matters including construction contracts, construction lien actions, and related litigation
- Environmental due diligence and Brownfield funding agreements
- Resolution of title disputes, title examinations, and title insurance claims
- Real estate brokerage law and property management contracts
Foster Swift has also represented property owners, builders, developers, and property management companies in legal proceedings throughout Michigan. Our attorneys have appeared in municipal and state administrative agencies and divisions, district and circuit courts, as well as in various courts of appeal.
Affordability and connections
Clients appreciate the value and results-oriented attitude we offer. By working closely with clients, we are able to customize fee arrangements that help meet their budget parameters. This allows us to provide the highest level of legal service at the lowest reasonable cost.
Our clients also rely on the professional working relationships our attorneys have developed with many key government and executive branch decision-makers, including state and federal financial institution regulators.
In short, Foster Swift provides comprehensive legal services to clients in banking, finance and real estate. Both institutional and individual clients benefit from the firm’s deep experience, knowledge of the law and reputation for outstanding attention to service.
Recent Blog Posts
- A Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit: An Alternative to the PPP
- Supreme Court Holds that “Mere Retention” of Estate Property After Bankruptcy Filing Doesn't Violate the Automatic Stay
- Michigan Updates and Expands its Receivership Act
- Sixth Circuit Rules that Monthly 401(k) Contributions can be Excluded from “Projected Disposable Income” Under a Chapter 13 Plan
- Who is a “Non-Statutory Insider” for Purposes of Determining Whether a Payment Was Preferential in Bankruptcy?
- U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Order Granting or Denying Request for Relief from Automatic Stay is Final Order that is Immediately Appealable
- Supreme Court Decides that Law Firms Engaged in Non-Judicial Foreclosure Proceedings are Not Debt Collectors Under the FDCPA
- Chapter 7 Debtors Permitted to Amend Schedules to Claim Homestead Exemption after Successful Avoidance Action by Trustee
- U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Debtor’s False Oral Statement Concerning Single Asset Does not Provide Basis for Non-dischargeability Action
- Michigan House Considers Bills Proposing Adoption of the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act
Publications & Alerts
- Recovering Surplus Proceeds from Property Tax Foreclosure, Foster Swift Finance Real Estate & Bankruptcy Law News, April 13, 2021
- COVID-19 Stimulus: PPP 2.0 and Other Relief for Small Businesses, Foster Swift Business & Tax Law E-blast, December 29, 2020
- What to Know When Your Customer Files for Bankruptcy, Foster Swift Finance Real Estate & Bankruptcy Law News, November 17, 2020
- MDHHS Director Updates and Expands Emergency Order, Foster Swift Legal Update E-blast, October 9, 2020
- How Do Recent Michigan Supreme Court and MDHHS Orders Regarding COVID-19 Impact Employers?, Foster Swift Legal Update E-blast, October 6, 2020
- Commercial Real Estate: Dealing with the Ongoing Impact of COVID-19, Foster Swift Finance Real Estate & Bankruptcy Law News, October 5, 2020
- The Good Debt Collector, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC), June 23, 2021
- What Can Employers Expect Returning to Work?, Foster Swift 2nd Wednesday Morning Break, June 9, 2021
- Learn the Basics of Women Owned Small Business Certification, Foster Swift 2nd Wednesday Morning Break, May 12, 2021
- Impact of COVID on Michigan's Workers' Compensation Law, Foster Swift 2nd Wednesday Morning Break, April 14, 2021
- COVID Stimulus Options for Businesses, Foster Swift, February 10, 2021
- What Happens If MIOSHA Shows Up?, Foster Swift, January 13, 2021
- Consumer Case Law Update, American Bankruptcy Institute: Consumer Bankruptcy Forum, November 11, 2020
- Foster Swift Attorneys Offer Advice for Those Interested in Law School, Detroit Legal News, April 29, 2021
- Impact of COVID on Michigan’s Workers’ Comp Law, Foster Swift Employer Services E-blast, April 6, 2021
- Weekly TV Show Launches to Help Businesses Navigate the Pandemic, mConnexions, March 15, 2021
- Firm Elects EC Members and Practice Leaders in 2021, February 17, 2021
- Patricia Scott Discusses Recent Receivership Act Amendment, Michigan Business Network, January 21, 2021
- Virtual Event: Minimizing Cybersecurity Risks for Remote Working, Foster Swift Business & Tax Law News, December 1, 2020
- Resource Published to Help Organizations Link to Trending Legal Issues, Foster Swift Business & Tax Law News, November 17, 2020
View 2nd Wednesday Morning Sessions
- Learn the Basics of Women Owned Small Business Certification - Amanda Dernovshek and Patricia Scott 05/12/21
- Impact of COVID on Michigan's Workers' Comp Law - Alicia Birach and Patricia Scott 04/14/21
- Basics of Business Interruption Insurance - Matt Fedor, Paul Millenbach and Patricia Scott 03/10/21
- PPP & Other COVID Stimulus Options - Taylor Gast, Patricia Scott 02/10/21
- What Happens If MIOSHA Shows Up? - Cliff Hammond, Patricia Scott 01/13/21
- Current Status of COVID Orders in Michigan - Matt Fedor, Cliff Hammond and Patricia Scott 11/11/20
- "Your Customer Filed Bankruptcy - What's Next? - Scott Hogan and Patricia Scott - 10/14/20
- "Commercial Real Estate Concerns in the COVID Environment" - Rob Hamor and Patricia Scott - 9/9/20
- "What Condo Unit Owners and Buyers Need to Know" - Stephen Smith and Patricia Scott - 8/12/20
- "Creative Collections" - Deanna Swisher and Patricia Scott - 7/8/20