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Michelle H. Bass
Main: (248) 247-7070
Cell: (248) 210-3876
Fax: (248) 247-7099
Email: mbass@wolfsonbolton.com

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Michelle H. Bass


Michelle focuses her practice on consumer bankruptcy restructuring and reorganization.

Michelle represents both debtors and creditors in consumer bankruptcy proceedings.

She primarily represents debtors in Chapter 7 liquidation and Chapter 13 reorganization, which span from high net-worth and high income-earning individuals, to individuals seeking to prevent foreclosure or repossession of secured collateral. She also represents both debtors and creditors in divorce-related bankruptcy proceedings, and is a frequent speaker on the intersection of bankruptcy and family law disputes.

She has represented individuals reorganizing under Chapter 11, as well as small businesses going through Chapter 7 liquidation. She has been extremely successful in practice stopping foreclosures, stripping secured liens, and cramming down loans on collateral for individuals seeking to reorganize under Chapters 13 and 11.

She has successfully defended appeals in the Federal Eastern District for the State of Michigan and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Education:

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.

University of Michigan, B.A.

Undergraduate Thesis completed in Contemporary American History

Admitted:

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals 6th Circuit

 

More About Michelle


Honors
  • Recipient of Book Award in the upper-level Entertainment Law Seminar
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014 – 2018
Publications
  • "A Fresh Start With Flexibility," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, August 2018
Speaking Engagements
  • Intersection of Family Law & Bankruptcy, ICLE, 2016
  • Intersection of Family Law & Bankruptcy, Cooley Law School, 2011 - Present
  • Western District of Michigan Debtors Bar Seminar, 2017
Pro Bono
  • Tamarack Camps, Board Secretary, 2014 - 2017
  • Tamarack Camps, Board Member, 2010 - 2017
  • JARC, Board Member, 2012 - Present
  • Kadima, Board Member, 2011 - 2014
Professional Involvement
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (MI-IWIRC) Michigan Network Co-Chair, 2018
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
Prior Employment Positions

Gold, Lange & Majoros, P.C.,
2008-2017

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.,
Law Clerk, 2007

Honorable Chief Judge Bernard A. Friedman for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan,
Judicial Intern, 2006