Our firm was founded by attorney H. Nathan Resnick more than 15 years ago. A sole practitioner at the time, Mr. Resnickâs early years at this firm were spent focusing on bankruptcy and business law-related matters for clients in metro Detroitâs Tri County Area and southeast Michigan.
Today, business law, commercial litigation and bankruptcy law remain key areas of focus. However, as both the size of our firm and its reputation for top quality work and aggressive advocacy have grown â so hasÂ our practice, which now includes serving clients with legal needs involving real estate, construction, estate planning, probate and civil appeals.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to practice law with the utmost competence, the highest standard of ethics and to always provide our services at a reasonable cost. To that end, we encourageÂ our lawyers and paraprofessionals to participate in professional organizations and seminars that keep their skills sharp and their knowledge of legal developments, business trends and other factors which might affect our clientsâ interests, up-to-date.
H. Nathan Resnick is the proud founding member of Resnick Law and continues to act as the managing partner. He concentrates his legal practice in complex commercial litigation, real estate, and corporate law.Nathan Resnick wears many hats while he manages the law firm and practices law. He also acts as a trustee to several trusts and manages commercial and residential properties. After law school Nate worked for the firm Thav, Gross, Steinway and Bennett where he honed his skills in the courtroom and the corporate board rooms. He gained valuable experience trying cases in federal and state court, and represented many individuals and companies in complex Chapter 11 cases in bankruptcy court. In 1993, he decided to hang his own shingle, roll up his sleeves and open his own law firm. As the firm grew over the years, adding several top-notch lawyers and paralegals, Nate stays conscious of giving each client the time, energy and attention that he gave them when he first began the firm. He has never forgotten how important his advice and recommendations are for clients going through difficult and stressful times.While Nate has extensive experience in bankruptcy and creditors rights from earlier years, he is now also well known for his corporate litigation skills. Mr. Resnick is a well-respected litigator in State and Federal court, and tax court; and has a reputation for his willingness to take a case to trial when necessary. He has won jury trials and bench trials. Hes known as a bulldog in the legal world because he refuses to back down from any case, even if his client is the little guy. Nate is always willing to take on huge challenges. In fact, he even flew to Germany, at the request of a client, to try a case. Not only has he litigated in Germany, but hes also handled several cases in Federal Court, as well as in seven states across the United States.
Mr. Resnick has represented several well known Fortune 500 publically traded companies, as well as the second largest residential homebuilder in Michigan. He co-tried a construction case where the Plaintiff was asking for $42 million dollars. He was able to win the case with a verdict where his client only had to pay 3% of that $42 million dollar demand. Even though this was a win for the client, Nathan appealed and won a complete victory in the Court of Appeals! His client did not pay anything and was even granted attorney fees of over $300,000.
As an entrepreneur and business owner, Nate brings more than expert legal advice to the table. He knows what it is like to be both an employee and an owner, so when you work with him you get more than just his 20 years of legal experience. He understands what it takes to run a company successfully and tackle all the day-to-day challenges of operating a business in the 21st century. This managing partner knows how to roll up his sleeves and get things done so his clients can get back to work and do what they do best.
On a personal note, Nate is married and a proud dad of two boys. He enjoys coaching his sons hockey and baseball teams.
Mary Macias recently joined Resnick Law, P.C. as an Associate. She concentrates her practice to estate planning, real estate and business transactions and corporate growth.Mary takes pride in helping people, families and businesses plan for their future. By preparing wills, trusts, and powers of attorney for financial or medical purposes, shes able to make sure that your financial and medical needs are provided for and continuously protected. She gives advice and assistance to clients who are creating new businesses and to growing businesses during challenging transitions.Before joining Resnick Law, Mary was a Special Assistant Attorney General, an Associate at Kemp Klein, and a Staff Attorney for Judge Barry Grant in the Oakland County Circuit Court- Probate Division. She also did appellate work for Michigan Childrens Law Association. In addition to her legal experience, Mary was the Director of Development for Orchards Childrens Services and the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative.
When not practicing law, Mary is helping The Bear Hug Foundation get underprivileged, at-risk and special needs kids to overnight camp in the summer. She also enjoys spending time with her daughter and family.
Tim Orlando is an experienced litigation attorney who joined Resnick Law, P.C. after spending the first fourteen years of his legal career representing individuals and corporations in a diverse defense litigation practice to include premises liability, automobile negligence, products liability, dram shop claims, subrogation claims, insurance coverage disputes, civil rights claims, and toxic tort actions. In addition to his active trial court practice, Tim is an experienced civil appellate attorney having successfully briefed and argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals.Since joining Resnick Law, P.C., the focus of Tims practice has been in the areas of commercial litigation and transactions. In the real estate and construction areas he has litigated contractual disputes between builders, subcontractors, suppliers, and/or homeowners, he has prosecuted and defended quiet title, slander of title actions, and foreclosure actions, as well as construction lien foreclosure actions and claims under the Michigan Builders Trust Fund Act. Tim has represented clients in general civil actions for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, conversion, fraud, misrepresentation, and sexual harassment. He has also represented clients in property damage claims based on both statutory and common law trespass, and when business relationships have soured, he has litigated shareholder disputes and business dissolution actions.In addition to his litigation practice, Tim has an active general business practice from initial entity choice, formation, and operation; drafting and reviewing contracts; transactional services; drafting and reviewing buy/sell agreements; risk management; mergers and acquisitions; and dissolutions. In the real estate area, Tim drafts and reviews real estate purchase documents, residential and commercial leases, and loan documents, and he prepares applications for zoning matters before municipal planning commissions and zoning boards. Finally, in this era of declining property values, Tim represents clients in property tax appeals before local boards of review and the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Brian Rookard recently joined Resnick Law and concentrates his practice to: bankruptcy, pre bankruptcy planning, debt settlements, debtor/creditor rights, and appellate work. Mr. Rookard is known for his ability to handle complex Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, and for preserving his clients assets and income through the bankruptcy process.Brian began practicing bankruptcy law in 2007, and since then has represented hundreds of clients in the Metro Detroit area. During that time, Mr. Rookard distinguished himself within the bankruptcy community. In fact, both creditor and debtors attorneys turn to him for advice, and he has fostered valuable relationships with creditors and the bankruptcy trustees.
Mr. Rookard won several important cases for the debtors bar, including the cases of In re Coryell, 09-54760, Eastern District of Michigan (allowing Debtors to strip second mortgages in Chapter 13 cases where the Debtors are not entitled to a discharge; which is important for debtors) and In re Thompson, 10-57559, Eastern District of Michigan (allowing Debtors to exempt workers compensation proceeds under 11 U.S.C. 522(d)(11)(E)).
Through the years, Brian has successfully defended all types of bankruptcy issues, including preference and fraudulent transfer complaints, exemption issues, and fraud claims. His previous legal experience also includes working for Wayne County Corporation Counsel in the tax department and in doing real estate work. Prior to entering the legal field, Brian worked as an engineer for eight (8) years in the automotive sector, working for Tier I automotive suppliers. When Brian is not practicing law, hes spending time with his son.
Brian Rookard has the experience and knowledge that you need in order to plan for bankruptcy if necessary, avoid bankruptcy if possible, preserve your assets, and bring you peace of mind as he guides you through financial difficulty.
Leigh Dones Moss has been practicing law, helping people with difficult financial situations, at Resnick Law, P.C. for over 15 years. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of debtor and creditor bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights, debt settlement and workouts. While recognizing that bankruptcy may be the only answer for certain clients, Leigh prides herself on providing clients with Solutions Without Bankruptcy whenever possible.Leighs extensive experience within the bankruptcy field allows her to provide clients with financial strategies to avoid the filing of a bankruptcy case and to aggressively represent clients in settling their debts. In addition, she is able to successfully close or sell clients businesses and equipment without the intervention of a receiver or bankruptcy trustee. Alternatively, Leigh assists individual and business clients in the preparation and filing of chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, and she helps them obtain a fresh start financially.In addition to her bankruptcy and related practice, Leigh actively works with her business clients on business formation and operation, employment issues, drafting contracts, and other corporate matters. Leigh is also an experienced litigation attorney, and she aggressively represents her business clients in contract and business litigation matters when needed.
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