I am a litigator who represents clients in complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts across the country.

Mr. Wilson's practice is focused on automotive, real estate, construction, business, and class action litigation.

His practice also includes representation of businesses, municipalities, and financial institutions in creditors' rights, bankruptcy, and receivership matters. Mr. Wilson has considerable experience in defending bankruptcy preference claims and representing court appointed receivers in the recovery of fraudulent transfers, operation of going business concerns, and liquidation and administration of real and personal property.

In addition, Mr. Wilson serves as counsel to maritime providers in admiralty litigation throughout the United States.

Services

Business Litigation

In courtrooms, agencies, and tribunals across the country, we pursue our clients’ interests–both cost-effectively and with positive results.

Credentials

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2009
    • J.D.
  • Michigan State University, 2006
    • B.A., with honors

Memberships

  • Turnaround Management Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Admissions

  • Michigan, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2018
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nebraska, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2010
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2010

Professional Achievements

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2018
  • "To Be or Not To Be: Exclusivity of State Bankruptcy—Specific Exemption Statutes." American Bankruptcy Institute Committee News, January 2011.
  • "The Sword and The Shield: Section 541 and Debtor's LLC Membership As Property of Estate." American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, February 2014.
  • "LLC 1-2-3: The Debtor's Membership Interest as Property of the Estate." Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2014.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Represented defendant municipality in a class action lawsuit alleging that the city's water and sewer rates were unreasonable, and that illegal taxes violated the Michigan Constitution. The class alleged it was entitled to recover damages in excess of $10MM. Many other cities chose to settle copy-cat claims for millions of dollars, but we did not. The court granted our Motion for Summary Disposition and dismissed the case in its entirety.

  • Represented defendant property owner in an action for specific performance of a purchase agreement for the sale of 22 acres of property. After a four-day trial, the jury returned a verdict of no cause on the plaintiff's complaint.
  • Represented defendant entity and its individual owners in litigation alleging that the defendants converted property and breached fiduciary duties to the plaintiff, in connection with the plaintiff's purchase of assets of the parties' former company from a court appointed receiver. The court granted our motion to dismiss the case in its entirety on res judicata and estoppel grounds.
  • Represented defendant credit union in a putative consumer class action lawsuit where the plaintiff alleged that her credit union breached its own account agreement and violated the Electronic Funds Transfer Act by charging overdrafts when the plaintiff's ledger balance was positive. The plaintiff claimed class damages in excess of $30MM. The court granted our motion to dismiss the plaintiff's complaint in its entirety.

  • Represented plaintiff sales representative in action for unpaid sales commissions owed by the defendant automotive supplier, resulting in a multimillion-dollar settlement in favor of our client.
  • Represented a plaintiff inventor in federal litigation against a multinational housewares company for infringement of the plaintiff's common law trademark. The court granted summary judgment in our client's favor on liability and determined that our client owned the mark, that the defendant infringed the mark, and that defendant's infringement was willful, resulting in a multimillion-dollar settlement for our client.
  • Represented a multi-national performing rights organization in a federal interpleader lawsuit involving more than $20MM in royalty payments.

  • Represented plaintiff mortgage servicer in a dispute with its software provider. The plaintiff held a license to use the defendant's mortgage servicing software, which the plaintiff relied on to service thousands of residential mortgage accounts. The defendant software provider threatened to terminate our client's access to its mortgage servicing software on New Year's Day unless our client paid tens of thousands of dollars in fictitious charges. The court granted our motion for a temporary restraining order and later entered a permanent injunction which prohibited the defendant from terminating access to the software.