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Finance, Real Estate & Bankruptcy Law

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® in 2016-2021 and 2023-2024.

Relevant Experience

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.

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