Michael A. Steel

Partner

Michael counsels his clients in complex financial matters including bankruptcy, real estate, business transactions and commercial litigation.  He regularly advises privately-held companies on work-out arrangements and negotiations with creditors as alternatives to bankruptcy.  He has served as receiver and trustee’s counsel.  His law practice is primarily focused on commercial and business Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters as well as financial reorganization, creditor committee representation, and business transactions.  Michael is recognized by colleagues as a leader in the area of bankruptcy practice. He also works with business owners and individuals on succession and estate planning as well as probate administration.

 

Contact Information

75 East Market Street. Akron, Ohio 44308
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Education

The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
Miami University, B.S. Mass Communications / Media Management

Overview

Michael enjoys helping clients with difficult financial matters.  He relies upon his past business experience to develop creative, strategic and effective solutions for his clients.  He seeks to be a trusted advisor in his client’s success.

 

Court & Bar Associations

  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court. Middle District, Florida

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2015 Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights
  • Best Attorneys, 2011 - 2015 Akron Life Magazine, Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015, Bankruptcy

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • School Board Vice Chair and President Elect, Julie Billiart School
  • Board Member, Julie Billiart Schools Network
  • BMD Pro Bono Committee working with Akron Community Legal Aid
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Nazareth Housing Development Corp.
  • Past Board Member, HALO Foundation
  • Akron Bar Association
    • Past Chairman, Business & Corporations Committee
    • Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Committee
    • Grievance, Investigative Subcommittees
    • Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
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