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Thomas. R. Morris

Thomas. R. Morris

Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Bankruptcy, Business Law ...
  • Michigan
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Summary

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
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • International Law
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
Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.C.
- Current
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, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Superlawyers
Professional Associations
Creditor/Debtors Rights Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
member
- Current
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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
- Current
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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
168 Questions Answered

Q. Our landlord just died, no will. His sister wants no expense of a second home; she thought of transfering mortgage to us
A: A probate case may be necessary in order for the heirs to convey title to the property. If you have the cash or could get financing to pay off the mortgage, the transaction is fairly simple for an attorney to handle.
Q. Does Huntington's trademarked "welcome" prohibit if I say "Welcome to Crossnik Media" in a single advertisement?
A: In order to give definitive advice to you I would want to know all of the facts, including your proposed use, but I can say for certain that the bank does not have exclusive rights to that the word "welcome". I don't see any possibility of confusion if you are using "welcome to" without the word "Huntington" or its logo, which is an important test in trademark law. Huntington apparently has trademark rights in "Huntington welcome" but could not have trademark rights in the word "welcome" on its own.
Q. I have a contract between us & a school, but was signed by a third party company. The third party company was
A: It sounds like the contract was with the third party, in which case you need to pursue the third party. An attorney could review the documents and make that determination.
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Contact & Map
Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.C.
32300 Northwestern Highway
suite 215
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Telephone: (248) 539-1330
Fax: (248) 539-1355