Shannon L. Deeby is a senior attorney in the Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group of the law firm Clark Hill PLC in Detroit, Michigan. She focuses her practice on areas such as reorganization of the corporate and public-sector, commercial litigation, business law, rights of creditors, real property law, and bankruptcy-related litigation. She also practices family law and has special expertise in issues involving the intersection of bankruptcy and family law.
Her clients include distressed businesses and individuals, creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and franchisors from a wide variety of industries, including automotive, municipal finance, and gaming.
She routinely represents them in federal and state courts in Michigan and bankruptcy courts throughout the United States. She is an expert at prosecuting and defending non-dischargeability actions, preference avoidance actions, and fraudulent transfer.
She has co-authored the Michigan Construction Law Manual, Chapter 10, Thomson Reuters/West Publishing, Bankruptcy in the Construction Setting and the Builders’ Trust Fund Act Warranties and the Economic Loss Doctrine.
In June 2013, she co-authored On a Collision Course for The Ins and Outs of LBOs for the American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Workshop.
The DBusiness magazine selected her as a Top Lawyer in 2013. She chairs the Leadership Forum of her law firm that creates opportunities and programming to support the professional goals of its associates and senior attorneys.
She lectures on topics concerning bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics including Chapter 9 bankruptcy issues for several legal and industry associations such as the Colorado Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, etc. She holds the membership of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan.
Shannon L. Deeby completed her Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her Juris Doctorate from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio in 1995 and 1999 respectively. She obtained the license to practice law in the state of Michigan in 1999.
She has served as a Counsel in noteworthy cases including the Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy case of the City of Detroit, Michigan representing the Detroit Retirement Systems, the Chapter 11 case Greektown Holdings LLC representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, and the prosecution of a multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer action representing the Litigation Trustee of the Greektown Litigation Trust.
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