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Lawrence A. Lichtman

Senior Attorney

Education

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
  • cum laude
  • Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
University of Michigan, A.B.
  • Political Science

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Business Law Section

Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

Overview
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Overview

Mr. Lichtman is a litigation and commercial transactions attorney who has extensive experience representing debtor companies and committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 reorganization cases and out of court restructurings throughout the United States, with an emphasis on automotive insolvency matters involving Tier One suppliers.  Mr. Lichtman also has significant experience in complex bankruptcy litigation, including fraudulent transfer actions.

  • Counsels Tier 1 automotive suppliers
  • Assists in supply chain issues on behalf of both OEMs and suppliers, including negotiation of supply contracts and analysis and advice relating to the maintenance of supply relationships 
  • Represents creditors and debtors in commercial bankruptcy cases, out of court loan workouts and various commercial disputes and business litigation
  • Advises on lender forbearance arrangements, customer accommodation agreements, customer resourcing, sales and acquisitions (including Bankruptcy Code Section 363 sales) and financing transactions

Experience

  • Significant experience in complex bankruptcy litigation, including fraudulent transfer actions
  • Broad-based commercial experience in supply chain issues involving OEMs and suppliers, including negotiation of supply contracts and analysis and advice relating to the maintenance of supply relationships 
  • Extensive transactional experience, including lender forbearance arrangements, customer accommodation agreements, customer resourcing, sales and acquisitions (including Bankruptcy Code Section 363 sales) and financing transactions
  • Acted as external general counsel to Tier 1 suppliers
  • Represents creditors and debtors in commercial bankruptcy cases, out of court loan workouts and various commercial disputes and business litigation

Community

City of Farmington Hills, MI

  • Mayor, 1994-1995
  • City Council, Member, 1989-1995
  • Ice Arena Study Committee, Chairman, 1992-1994
  • Board of Zoning Appeals, Chairman, 1987-1988; Member, 1987-1989
  • Planning Commission, Member, 1989

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Seminars & Events

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 and 2017
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2008-2016
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010
  • Small Turnaround of the Year, Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Chicago/Midwest Chapter, 2007
  • Crain's Detroit Business, recognized as one of Crain's "40 Under 40" Metropolitan Detroit business leaders under the age of 40, 1994
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated