Patricia Scott helps creditors and trustees enforce their rights and protect their interests in all aspects of individual and commercial bankruptcy proceedings, as well as out-of-court workouts and restructurings. Patricia helps individuals and businesses collect money that is rightfully due in both judicial and non-judicial settings.
She also represents small and mid-sized businesses to large corporations in multi-faceted litigation matters in state and federal court. Her work with financial institutions includes collections, loan workouts, foreclosures, receiverships and various complex banking and finance issues.
Patricia concentrates her practice in the following areas:
- Bankruptcy: Represents creditors and trustees in connection with complex bankruptcy issues in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 cases. By way of example, her experience includes negotiation of and objections to plans, nondischargeability actions, motions for relief from stay, objections to exemptions, reaffirmation agreements, avoidance of security interests, asset administration, and preference and fraudulent transfer actions.
- Banking & Finance: Represents banks, credit unions, secured creditors, and other types of financial institutions in loan workouts, foreclosures, collections, and various complex banking and finance issues.
- Collections: Represents banks, credit unions, creditors, individuals, and other types of businesses in negotiations, litigation, appointment of receivers, and post-judgment activities to collect on judgments, delinquent accounts, and contractual obligations.
- Real Estate: Represents banks, credit unions, businesses and individuals in simple and complex real estate matters, including judicial foreclosures, quiet title actions, foreclosures of construction liens, receiverships, and issues surrounding breach of Michigan Builder’s Trust Fund Act. As a former real estate agent, Patricia is familiar with the sale of residential and commercial real estate and represents both buyers and sellers.
- Commercial Litigation: Represents small and mid-sized businesses to large corporations in multi-claim litigation, including receiverships, business dissolution and separations, and other contentious matters in state and federal court.
Prior to joining the firm Patricia excelled in both academic and applied pursuits. She graduated with a perfect 4.0 from Saginaw Valley State University, earned a full scholarship to Thomas M. Cooley Law School where she earned nine certificates of merit (highest grade in the class), served as the Managing Associate Editor of Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, and graduated second in her class with magna cum laude honors.
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