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Plunkett Cooney adds two senior banking attorneys

June 12, 2009

Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, recently expanded its Kalamazoo office with the addition of two senior banking attorneys, Joseph M. Ammar and Daniel L. Conklin.

A member of the firm’s Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, Ammar focuses his practice in the areas of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and commercial law, representing secured lenders and financial institutions.

Ammar advises secured creditors in out-of-court workouts, which include loan restructurings and assignments. He handles foreclosures and litigates commercial collection actions. Ammar’s experience also includes representing secured creditors in bankruptcy cases, negotiating cash collateral agreements, obtaining relief from the automatic stay, and protecting the rights of creditors in bankruptcy plans and sales.

Admitted to practice in both state and federal courts, Ammar is a member of the Creditors’ Rights Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association – Western District of Michigan Chapter and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

A member of the Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights and Real Estate/Transactional practice groups, Daniel L. Conklin concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate law and banking law on behalf of building owners, lenders and many other corporate clients.

Conklin manages all types of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, easements and condemnations. His transactional practice includes drafting, negotiating and reviewing documents; due diligence; and advising clients on deal structure and risk mitigation issues. He also has experience in all aspects of commercial loan transactions.

Admitted to practice in both Michigan and Illinois, Conklin is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, the Kalamazoo County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee and the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Section.

The members of Plunkett Cooney’s Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group have represented banks, savings and loan associations, mortgage companies, credit unions and finance companies for over 25 years. Members of the group have over 120 years of combined experience as in-house bank counsel prior to joining the firm.

Plunkett Cooney’s Real Estate/Transactional Practice Group offers a complete range of legal services in the areas of corporate law and real estate, including purchases, sales, leasing, land development (commercial, residential and mixed use) and the financing transactions associated with such matters.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms with more than 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, OH and Indianapolis, IN. The firm has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information regarding Joseph M. Ammar and Daniel L. Conklin joining Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008.

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