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Veteran banking attorney Raheem joins Plunkett Cooney law firm

January 6, 2017

Former Bank of America Senior Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel Rasul M. Raheem Rasul Raheem Senior Banking Attorney Plunkett Cooney Bloomfield Hills Michiganrecently joined Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms.

A 30-year veteran of the banking industry, Raheem works in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office as a senior attorney in the Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. He focuses his practice in all aspects of banking law, as well as business transactions and regulatory law.

“We’re very fortunate to have Rasul as a member of our firm,” said Douglas C. Bernstein, Plunkett Cooney’s Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group Leader. “He’s extremely knowledgeable about the litigation and regulatory aspects of banking, and he has a great approach to client service.”

In his role as in-house counsel to Bank of America, N.A. (and previously to LaSalle Bank Corp and its predecessor Michigan National Bank), Raheem advised senior management on finance and lending relationships, credit issues, restructuring and recovery strategies, reputational risk, treasury services, bank policy and regulatory issues. He also managed outside counsel and related litigation with law firms across the country.

Raheem is active in the community, having recently been appointed by Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan to serve as a member of the Detroit Land Bank Authority Board of Directors. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion. Raheem serves as a hearing panel member for the state of Michigan’s Attorney Discipline Board. His bar memberships include the American, National, D. Augustus Straker and Oakland County bar associations.

Raheem received his Master of Law in Corporate and Finance and Juris Doctorate degrees from Wayne State University Law School in 2003 and 1984, respectively. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1979.

The members of Plunkett Cooney’s Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group represent banks, savings and loan associations, mortgage companies, credit unions, finance companies and loan servicers. Group members, who have approximately 200 years of combined experience as in-house bank counsel prior to joining the firm, provide an array of services, including acquisition of new banking powers, regulatory law, loan origination and all aspects of litigation, including bankruptcy proceedings and creditors’ rights matters.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs approximately 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information about Rasul M. Raheem joining Plunkett Cooney’s Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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