As a former business owner, I understand the importance of the bottom line, and approach my client's legal issues with a pragmatic and creative mindset, with the end goal of maximizing value without unnecessary cost.
Michael A. Stephani represents a wide array of clients facing various types of creditor-side bankruptcy issues including adversary litigation, reliefs from stay, preference litigation, challenges to discharge, and claim objections. He has also assisted creditors in obtaining payment through chapter 11 restructuring plans.
Additionally, Michael has experience in commercial collections matters and litigation, including replevin actions and other judgment executions. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients through both voluntary and involuntary collection actions.
Prior to joining Best & Flanagan, and in addition to his bankruptcy practice, Michael litigated cases on behalf of large institutional mortgage lenders for a national law firm, where he defeated numerous claims from borrowers seeking foreclosure rescissions and damages. Michael also defended these same clients from claims brought under the FCRA, FCBA, and FDCPA.