STEVEN P. SCHUBINER, a founder of our firm and its current President, has a unique broad ranging practice. Steve heads our Business Structures And Transactions practice (with a special expertise regarding the acquisitions and sales of businesses, and in the representation of skilled nursing facilities and businesses which provide services to skilled nursing facilities) and heads our Commercial Real Estate practice (where Steve has over the years been involved in development projects ranging from shopping centers to office buildings). At the same time, Steve is a creditors' rights specialist, who (in addition to his representation of secured lenders) has traveled throughout the United States representing the interests of large national manufacturers in the food and health and beauty products industries.
Steve is considered the quarterback of our firm. In addition to his transactional practice, Steve, as part of our teamwork approach, is involved with and oversees complex litigation and bankruptcy matters. Steve's involvement ranges from the development of strategies to the review and editing of briefs. We believe that adding a business and transactional perspective to litigation provides value to our clients. Likewise, being intimately involved with disputes allows Steve to better protect our business clients in the structuring and drafting of the original transaction.
Steve received his law degree in 1982 from Wayne State University Law School where he graduated cum laude. Steve was an editor of the Wayne Law Review, which published his article: Freedom of Information Act Agency Under No Duty to Retrieve Wrongfully Removed Records, Wayne Law Review, vol. 27, Spring 1981. Steve is also a Wolverine, having graduated from the University of Michigan in 1979 with an undergraduate degree in economics.
Steve 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.