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Practice Areas


Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., 1978

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
B.A., cum laude, 1974

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Banking Attorney

Bruce focuses on representation of national and state financial institutions in commercial and real estate finance, as well as workouts and business bankruptcies. He has extensive experience in restructuring and resolving complex commercial transactions, ranging from consensual collateral surrenders, forbearance agreements, foreclosures and receiverships.

Honors and Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute

Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan

Kalamazoo County Bar Association

Risk Management Association

State Bar of Michigan: Business Law Section; Real Property Section

Community Involvement

First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo, Staff Parish Relations Committee

Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, Program Committee

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, Board

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