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Howard S. Sher

HOWARD S. SHER is an original member of our firm and its current Vice President. Howard practices in three primary areas: (1) bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; (2) business litigation (in both state and federal courts); and (3) mid to high-end net worth divorce cases. He is respected by judges and fellow attorneys as one of our area’s preeminent attorneys.

For over 35 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. 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.

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. He has also mediated a number of state court and federal court business cases.

Howard devotes a significant part of his practice to litigation in the federal and state courts in Michigan and has successfully tried matters in arbitration proceedings.

Starting in 2018, Howard began representing individuals in mid to high-end net worth divorce cases. His background in business litigation, mediation, bankruptcy, and accounting (he passed the CPA exam in 1982) have been a major asset to his divorce clients.

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.