Michael B. Watkins, Partner
Michael B. Watkins, a partner in the South Bend, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, is a member and department administrator in the South Bend office of the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring and Real Estate Departments. His practice in the creditors’ rights area includes representing debtors as well as secured and unsecured creditors in both bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts, as well as creditors’ committees in bankruptcy proceedings. He has represented a number of debtors who have sold substantially all of their assets through Chapter 11 proceedings, and others who have reorganized under Chapter 11. In addition, he represents financial institutions in a variety of documentation, enforcement and collection activities as well as borrowers in a wide range of financing activities, including conventional, debt, and private placement loans. Mr. Watkins regularly consults on general commercial matters, including all articles of the UCC. His real estate practice includes lease negotiation and drafting; documenting and enforcing mortgage loans and mechanic’s liens; representing parties in purchase, sale, construction and financing transactions and other transactions and document preparation concerning commercial, retail, office, industrial, and residential properties, including residential and business condominium properties. He also routinely represents parties involved in UCC Article 9 sales and state court receiverships.
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Articles in the National Law Review database by Michael B. Watkins:
- Supreme Court Upholds Ability of Successful Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Defendant to Recover Costs (Posted On Tue, 2013-04-09 03:40)
- Is Your Mortgage Lien Protected? (Posted On Sat, 2012-04-21 01:09)