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Tom Christy’s practice focuses on representing closely held businesses and financial institutions. He has represented clients in courts throughout Michigan and Ohio in cases including contract disputes, business tort cases, shareholder/partner disputes, real estate litigation, and property tax appeals. He also has extensive experience in litigation affecting mortgage servicers and commercial lenders. In addition, Tom has represented clients in a wide variety of transactions, including business formation, contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate agreements and development.

Representative Matters

Financial Institutions

  • Recovered $800,000+ for mortgage servicer in fraud case
  • Recovered for a commercial lender in fraudulent transfer case in bankruptcy
  • Successfully defended bank’s title to $2,000,000 property
  • Numerous victories for mortgage servicers in RESPA, TILA, and wrongful foreclosure cases
  • Represented large bondholder in City of Detroit bankruptcy
  • Recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on property tax appeals on REO properties

Business and real estate law

  • Represented private school in acquiring additional land and in $11 million dollar financing of purchase/re-financing of existing debt
  • Represented client in acquiring the historic building from City of Detroit, financing of rehabilitation costs, and related construction contracts
  • Numerous business sales and acquisitions annually
  • Successfully recovered $400,000 for a subcontractor in dispute with a contractor
  • Obtained dismissal with no liability for a subcontractor in multi-million dollar construction dispute among project owner, contractor, and multiple subcontractors
  • Obtained favorable jury verdict in supplier-vendor dispute, including attorney fees