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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
member
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Activities: Occasional lecturer.
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State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Creditor/Debtor Rights Committee
member
- Current
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Business Law Section Council
member
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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
208 Questions Answered
Q. we sold our cottage on a land contract. The buyer is asking for a quitclaim deed so she can get help with repairs since
A: Your concern is well placed. If Habitat require that the buyer be the owner, you could give a deed in exchange for a mortgage.
Q. How do I file a lawsuit against a company I paid to transfer a timeshare, but now refuses to answer phone calls
A: We don’t have enough information to determine which state has jurisdiction, and the proper venue for a suit. There may be diversity jurisdiction in federal court. Consult with an attorney to determine whether, and where, to file suit.
Q. Can I trespass someone from someone else's property with their permission?
A: Your uncle could appoint you as his agent, giving you authority to act on his behalf. This does not necessarily need to be in writing, but under some circumstances, you might want to have it in writing. I don't know what it means to "trespass the undesirables from his property", so I don't know the circumstances. If you mean to ask them to leave and then involve the police if they don't leave, this sounds like a messy situation given that your uncle's brother (your father?) is also permitted to be in the house. I can envision the police declaring it to be a civil matter and leaving without taking action, but I have no idea of the situation.
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Contact & Map
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
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment