Andrew Blum specializes in a variety of complex litigation areas, including eminent domain and land use litigation, oil and gas rights disputes, business fraud/tort cases, and material supply agreement disputes in the automotive industry.
Andrew devotes considerable time to representing both landowners and condemning authorities in eminent domain cases involving public improvements as diverse as natural gas pipelines, Downtown Development Authorities, railroad crossings, road improvements, storm water treatment plants, bike trails, consolidated drains, electrical lines, sidewalk easements, parks, and ice rinks. He also has served as litigation counsel for financial institutions which have been involved in Article III and Article IV Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) related disputes.
He has represented numerous material purchasers in negotiations with their suppliers over whether these material cost increases would be passed on to the purchasers. He also has served as litigation counsel for Tier Two and Tier Three automotive clients in any disputes with material suppliers which could not be resolved through negotiations up to and including appellate litigation in the Michigan Supreme Court.
As a component of his litigation practice, Andrew and his colleagues have repeatedly confronted situations in which material suppliers have refused to ship material to their clients because of price disputes. These ‘No Ship’ cases have required Andrew's team to provide strategies and/or litigation support to their clients to resolve or litigate those disputes on a relatively quick turnaround basis.
Andrew is also the author of the leading treatise on the laches doctrine in Michigan.
Andrew and his colleagues have represented AMTRAK in the closure of numerous private crossings across a multi-county stretch of track in Michigan, as well as are currently representing a major natural gas utility in transmission and distribution line projects.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Andrew T. Blum