HOWARD S. SHER is an original member of our firm and its current Vice President. Howard, who heads our Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights practice, is respected by judges and fellow attorneys as one of our area's preeminent bankruptcy attorneys. For over 30 years, Howard has not only practiced in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan, but has been involved in various out of state bankruptcy matters. In recognition of his bankruptcy expertise and knowledge of the law, Howard serves on the mediation panel of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a position he has held since the creation of the mediation panel in 1998.
Howard has represented every type of client before the bankruptcy courts, including: individual creditors, parties who have been sued for preferences and fraudulent transfers, parties who have purchased assets, secured lenders, unsecured creditors' committees, and chapter 11 debtors. In addition, he regularly represents a number of chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees, and often works as bankruptcy co-counsel with out of state attorneys and in state attorneys who do not specialize in bankruptcy matters.
While a large part of his practice is concentrated in the bankruptcy and creditors' rights field, Howard also devotes a meaningful part of his practice to litigation in the federal and state courts in Michigan, and has successfully tried matters in arbitration proceedings.
Howard is a graduate of the Detroit College of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1985), where he was a member of the Detroit College of Law, Law Review, and received numerous awards and honors, including: American Jurisprudence Book Awards in Commercial Transactions, Business Associations II (corporations), Real Property, and Criminal Law; the Stephen T. Roumell Award in Taxation; the Business Associations II Book Award, and the Commercial Law Award.
Howard has been given the highest rating of "AV" by his peers in connection with a survey done by Martindale - Hubbell Law Directory. AV means very high to preeminent legal ability - very high general recommendation.