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Thomas. R. Morris

Thomas. R. Morris

Morris & Morris Attorneys, P.L.L.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Bankruptcy, Business Law ...
  • Michigan
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Biography

B.A., International Relations, James Madison College, Michigan State University. J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1986. Practice concentrated in bankruptcy, commercial law, business law, workouts, real estate and complex situations.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Collections
    Foreclosure Defense
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    The depth and duration of the free consultation depends upon the nature and scope of the potential engagement.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Standard hourly rate is $350.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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6th Circuit
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Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
member
Morris & Morris Attorneys, P.L.L.C.
- Current
member
Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.C.
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shareholder
Shefferly, Silverman & Morris
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attorney
Schlussel, Lifton
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Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D.
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Michigan State University
B.A. | international relations
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James Madison College
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Awards
listing 2008 to present
Superlawyers
Professional Associations
Creditor/Debtors Rights Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
member
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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Activities: Occasional lecturer.
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State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Creditor/Debtor Rights Committee
member
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Business Law Section Council
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Michigan Exemption Initiative
Michigan Business Law Journal
The History and Futrure of Michigan Debtor Exemptions
Michigan Business Law Journal
Representing Small Business Debtors in Bankruptcy
ICLE
The Discharge of "Trustee" Debts: Defining the Term "Fiduciary Capacity" under Bankruptcy Code section 523(a)(4)
Michigan Business Law Journal
Judgment Liens Against Real Property: H.B. 4941 Proposes Major Changes
Michigan Real Property Review
Speaking Engagements
Individual Chapter 11 Reorganizations, ABI Central States conference, Traverse City, Michigan
American Bankruptcy Institute
moderator and speaker
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
255 Questions Answered
Q. My so is buying a condo in michigan on land contract. He put $22,000 down payment on $90,000 and paid all his payments
A: It may be possible to negotiate a resolution with the seller. It may be that the land contract permits the buyer to rescind the purchase in the event of a disability, but I have never seen that in a land contract. The law does not provide for the buyer to be able to rescind a land contract because of the buyer's disability or even death. Therefore, the buyer should without delay consider selling the property so that the land contract can be paid off. If that's not possible, personal bankruptcy may be an option for the buyer to receive a discharge of the obligation.
Q. A title company called to ask me to sign a quick deed for some land that I was going to buy last year. I didn't buy it.
A: If a deed was recorded in your favor, you may own it. With ownership comes responsibility, as you observe. There is not enough information provided for an attorney to give a meaningful response, so you may want to consult with an attorney before executing a quit-claim deed and thereby giving up your rights to the property.
Q. dad quitclaimed house to brother before he died. "terms of sale" is listed as 26-partial interest, what does this mean
A: The term "26-partial interest" has no meaning to me.

You can determine record ownership of the house by reviewing the land records, but if you are no trained to understand them, they may have no meaning to you. An attorney could probably answer your questions quickly.
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Morris & Morris Attorneys, P.L.L.C.
3258 Broad Street
Suite 2
Dexter, MI 48130
Toll-Free: (734) 221-0077
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment