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Ryan Heilman

Ryan Heilman

Ryan Heilman is an experienced advocate for his clients at the negotiating table and in court. Since graduating in the top 10% of his class from the University of Michigan Law School, Ryan has focused his practice on debtor-creditor rights, complex debt workouts, Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, receiverships, and other insolvency matters. Ryan's corporate bankruptcy practice includes representation of debtors, guarantors, business owners, secured and unsecured creditors, committees, trustees, purchasers, landlords, and other interested parties throughout the Chapter 11 process. Ryan is also an experienced advisor in business law and contract matters, and has successfully litigated numerous commercial disputes through trial and the appeals process. Ryan's practice includes extensive experience negotiating and litigating supplier-customer conflicts, shareholder and member disputes, and uniform commercial code and lien matters, including Article 9 security interests, judicial liens, and molder and moldbuilder liens. Ryan's transactional experience includes representation of clients in business and asset sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, complex loan agreements, secured transactions, and contract drafting

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University of Michigan Law School, J.D. June, 1999 – Dec., 2001

Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Order of the Coif

University of Toledo Psychology and Writing, B.A. 1999

Honors: Magna Cum Laude

National Merit Scholar

James and Carol Mack Memorial Scholarship

Michigan State Bar, 2002

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2002

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2003

U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2004

U.S. District Court, North Dakota, 2011

Kohut v. Wayne Cnty. Treasurer (In re Lewiston), 528 B.R. 387 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2012).

In re Tristar Fire Prot., Inc., 466 B.R. 392 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2012).

Quiroz v. Michigan, Dep't of Treasury, 472 B.R. 434 ( E.D. Mich. 2012).

Osprey-Troy Officentre, LLC v. World Alliance Fin. Corp., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 21369 (6th Cir. Mich. 2012).

In re SAI Holdings Ltd., 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 3599 (Bankr. N.D. Ohio Aug. 3, 2012).

Simon v. ASIMCO Techs., Inc. (In re Am. Camshaft Specialties, Inc.), 410 B.R. 765 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2009).

In re Griswold Bldg., LLC, 420 B.R. 666 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2009).

In re Greektown Holdings, L.L.C., 2009 Bankr. LEXIS 1231 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. May 13, 2009).

SAI Admin. Claim & Creditor Trust v. Benecke-Kaliko AG (SAI Holdings Ltd.), 2009 Bankr. LEXIS 1523 (Bankr. N.D. Ohio Feb. 27, 2009).

Delta Engineered Plastics, LLC v. Autolign Mfg. Group, Inc., 286 Mich. App. 115, 116 (Mich. Ct. App. 2009).

Results Sys. Corp. v. MQVP, Inc., 395 B.R. 1 ( E.D. Mich. 2008).

SAI Admin. Claim and Creditor Trust v. Benecke-Kaliko (In re Sai Holdings, Ltd.), 2008 Bankr. LEXIS 4100 (Bankr. N.D. Ohio Nov. 10, 2008).

In re SAI Holdings Ltd., 2007 Bankr. LEXIS 1051 (Bankr. N.D. Ohio Mar. 26, 2007).

Buffalo Molded Plastics, Inc. v. Omega Tool Corp. (In re Buffalo Molded Plastics, Inc.), 344 B.R. 394 (Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2006).

Dery v. Cumberland Cas. & Sur. Co. (In re 5900 Assocs.), 468 F.3d 326 (6th Cir. Mich. 2006).

Dery v. Cumberland Cas. & Sur. Co. (In re 5900 Assocs., L.L.C.), 326 B.R. 402 ( E.D. Mich. 2005).

Slone v. M2M Int'l, Inc. (In re G-P Plastics, Inc.), 320 B.R. 861 ( E.D. Mich. 2005).

Dery v. Cumberland Cas. & Surety Co. (In re 5900 Assocs., L.L.C.), 317 B.R. 332 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2004).

Guzzo v. Thompson, 393 F.3d 652 (6th Cir. Mich. 2004).

Co-Author, Auto Industry Changes Threaten Delicately Balanced System, Turnaround Management Association, (Apr 2009)

Co-Author, Swords and Shields – Prepayment Premiums In and Out of Bankruptcy, The Michigan Business Law Journal, Fall 2003.

"Dealing with Distressed Properties, Part III - The Lawyer's Guide to Negotiating/Renegotiating Commercial Leases," State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section, Presenter and Discussion Leader, April 18, 2013

American Bankruptcy Institute

TurnAround Management Association

Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of Michigan Chapter

Debtors Bar - Western District of Michigan

Rotary Club - Lake Orion

Vice President and Board Member of George Crockett Academy - Detroit

Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star (2009 – 2012).

Michigan Super Lawyers (2013)