As a leader on Miller Canfield's highly experienced Commercial Real Estate Workout Team, Scott uses his knowledge and expertise to avoid and resolve his clients' concerns before they develop into true issues. Although this often means employing creative strategies to amicably resolve disputes in a way that serves his clients' underlying business purpose, Scott does not shy away from receivership, foreclosure, guaranty or other litigation actions when appropriate.
Scott prides himself on guiding his clients and fellow practitioners alike to practical solutions to distressed real estate and finance situations. In pursuing this end, he co-authors the Michigan Chapter on Receiverships for Strategies For and Against Distressed Businesses, co-authors the "Foreclosure of Mortgages and Land Contracts: Receiverships" chapter in the LexisNexis Practice Guide to Michigan Real Estate Litigation, and is a frequent speaker on distressed asset topics.
In addition to representing special servicers, financial institutions, private investors and other creditors, Scott also leverages his real estate litigation experience to help title insurance companies, receivers, property owners, real estate investors involved in ownership disputes, real estate developers and others work through difficult circumstances. This extends to his involvement with professional organizations, such as the Real Property Law Section for the State Bar of Michigan, for whom he co-authored an amicus brief in Kim v. JP Morgan Chase, et. al.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Scott R. Lesser