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Restructuring, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights Attorney

Brendan focuses his practice on restructuring, workouts and bankruptcies, representing creditors, debtors and other parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts and restructurings, distressed transactions and general insolvencies. Brendan has a national insolvency practice, serving clients in diverse industries including manufacturing, automotive, building supply and service, energy, oil and gas, health care, food service, gaming, hospitality, construction and real estate.

Brendan serves as outside bankruptcy counsel for clients, advising them on commercial issues with troubled customers and suppliers, and he also frequently serves as counsel to official unsecured creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases.

Brendan is an experienced federal and state court litigator and has successfully represented clients in bench trials over issues including adequate protection, plan confirmation, valuation and other matters, as well as non-dischargeability actions, avoidance actions, and other debtor-creditor matters in state and federal courts. He is a frequent writer and speaker on restructuring, workouts and bankruptcy.

For more information, please contact Brendan Best at 313/481-7326 or



Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2020

DBusiness© magazine, Top Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law, 2018 and 2019

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2013

Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2011 - 2012

Professional Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute

Federal Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Turnaround Management Association - Detroit Chapter: Board member; NextGen, past president

Community Involvement

Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Board member

United States Peace Corps Volunteer - Ghana, West Africa, 1997 - 1999

News & Publications



Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., cum laude, 2003
Order of the Coif
Member, Wayne Law Review

The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
B.A., cum laude, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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