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Dan Beyer, William Blasses obtain favorable judgment (deed in lieu of foreclosure)

February 16, 2018

Daniel Beyer and William Blasses successfully obtained judgment in favor of one of the Kerr Russell’s clients in the Macomb County Circuit Court. The plaintiff, a defaulting borrower, sought to overturn a deed in lieu of foreclosure in an effort to unwind a transaction and try to recover property it had previously transferred to the lender. The plaintiff’s original complaint and a proposed amendment were rejected by the court.

Dan Beyer is a seasoned trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience, having tried over 50 cases in the Michigan Circuit and District courts and the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He focuses his practice on personal injury matters related to medical malpractice, motor vehicle claims and general negligence; lender's and owner's title claims; insurance coverage; physician licensing and administrative complaints; commercial matters and consumer claims.

Dan has appeared before the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a Certified Mediator.

Dan lectures before professional and trade associations, and publishes on the subjects of healthcare issues, property taxation and civil litigation matters. He is listed in “Who’s Who in American Law” and was named a “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness Magazine.

Bill Blasses focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring and general litigation. He has substantial experience representing individual and business debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, contested matters, adversary proceedings and bankruptcy appeals. Bill also has experience representing business owners in commercial litigation and related issues in state and federal courts as well as before administrative law judges. 

Bill approaches each case with the mentality that complex problems require comprehensive solutions. In connection with bankruptcy and restructuring cases, he has represented businesses in connection with union issues, NLRB proceedings, asset sales, debt negotiation, workouts, receiverships, alter ego and successor liability, zoning, insurance, asset sales, commercial lease and tax issues. He has represented high income individuals in connection with out of court negotiations and bankruptcy proceedings, including asset protection, risk analysis, eligibility litigation and defense against dischargeability actions. On behalf of trustees, he has identified concealed assets, litigated causes of action and conducted asset sales. On behalf of creditors and other parties, he has defended preference and fraudulent transfer actions, uncovered hidden assets and obtained agreements and judgments for the non-dischargeability of debt. His experience on all sides of the table allows him to prepare comprehensive strategies for any issues that may arise.

Bill also asserts the same comprehensive approach to civil litigation. Although the issues may be narrower, the combination of thorough preparation and attention to detail put a client in the position to obtain the best possible settlement or judgment.  Bill has experience representing businesses and individuals in a variety of proceedings before state, federal and administrative law judges involving real estate, tax, insurance, zoning, contract, construction and collection issues.



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