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Marc P. Jerabek, CIPP/US

Partner

  • Licensed Since: 2004
  • Joined Firm: 2011
  • Partner Since: 2016
38505 Woodward Ave.
Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
TEL: (248) 901-4016
FAX: (248) 901-4040
Areas of Practice
Honors & Awards
  • Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star in Banking, 2016-2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star in Bankruptcy: Business, 2009, 2012-2015
  • Top Lawyer in Banking and Creditors / Debtors Rights, Dbusiness magazine, 2018
  • Ira J. Spoon Award for Urban Development
  • Leven Scholarship
  • Student Board of Governors President's Award
Education
  • Wayne State University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 2000
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Pro Hac Vice)

Marc P. Jerabek is a partner with expertise in financial services, real estate and business matters. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Jerabek represents financial institutions, mortgage servicers, large and small businesses, and individuals, helping them navigate legal issues and achieve the best result when facing litigation.

A member of the firm’s Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, Mr. Jerabek has extensive experience representing financial institutions. His experience includes banking and financial services litigation, commercial loan workouts and restructuring, negotiable instruments, lender liability, bankruptcy (chapters 7, 11 and 13), adversary proceedings, lien stripping cases, non-discharge of debt in bankruptcy, secured transactions, default servicing, defense of consumer claims (including RESPA, TILA, FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, HAMP, etc.), claim and delivery/replevin, foreclosure and collection.

Mr. Jerabek also has wide-ranging experience handling real estate matters, including landlord-tenant disputes (industrial, commercial and residential), quiet title, boundary disputes, title insurance claims and defense, leases, purchase agreements, land-contract, foreclosure, non-disclosure of defects, demolition and dangerous building proceedings, inspections and real estate litigation.

His experience also includes complex commercial litigation, business torts, contract disputes, UCC claims and sales commissions disputes, to name a few. Mr. Jerabek is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) (credentialed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)), representing clients in privacy, data breach, and cybersecurity matters.

In addition, Mr. Jerabek is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, where he represents businesses of all sizes in state and federal courts throughout Michigan. He is licensed in the Michigan trial and appellate courts and the U.S. trial and appellate courts in the Sixth Circuit.

Representative Client Work

  • Successfully defended energy provider against multi-million dollar sales commission claim
  • Recovered stolen/converted commercial property worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and obtained judgment against defendants perpetrating the fraud
  • Represented landlords and tenants in hundreds of landlord-tenant disputes (industrial, commercial and residential)
  • Obtained six-figure arbitration award on behalf of homeowners for defective construction of a custom-built home
  • Obtained judgment for non-discharge of debt in bankruptcy adversary proceeding trial on behalf of national lender
  • Successfully defended banks, financial institutions and mortgage servicers in hundreds of cases involving wrongful foreclosure and the alphabet-soup of claims (including RESPA, TILA, FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, HAMP, etc.), including appeals before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Recovered millions of dollars on behalf of banks and financial institutions in commercial loan workouts and restructurings
  • Secured six-figure recovery on behalf of precious metal investor when investment broker defaulted on security agreement
  • Jointly represented out-of-state and national businesses as local counsel in lawsuits pending in Michigan's state and federal courts

Professional Affiliations

  • Lakeshore Bar Association (President, February 2014 - June 2017; Board of Directors, 2009 - present)
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation Board of Trustees (2014 - present)
  • Oakland County Bar Association (Professional Development Committee, Chair, 2014 - 2016; New Lawyers Committee, Chair, 2012 - 2013, Chair-Elect, 2011 - 2012, Vice-Chair of Public Relations, 2010 - 2011; Real Estate Law Committee, Chair, 2011 - 2012, Vice Chair, 2010 - 2011)
  • Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

  • Free legal aid clinics, volunteer
  • Wayne State University School of Law First Year Oral Arguments, Judge
  • Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, Administrative Committee
  • Wayne State University School of Law Mentor-Jet Program, Mentor

Publications and Lectures

  • Oakland County Bar Association's People's Law College workshop, titled: "Landlord/Tenant Issues," Presenter, April 2, 2013
  • "The Legal Insider" TV program, WMTV5, Guest speaker on mortgage foreclosures and the real estate market, August 2012
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Real Estate Law Committee program, titled: "Practical Pointers to Manage Foreclosures," Moderator, May 10, 2012
  • Lakeshore Bar Association presentation, titled: "Under Water: Diving into the Legal Issues Surrounding Troubled Mortgages in Michigan," Presenter, March 29, 2012
  • Oakland County Bar Association's People's Law College workshop, titled: “Homeownership: What to Do When You Fall Behind on Your Mortgage,” Presenter, March 27, 2012
  • Legal League 100 Servicer Summit, Speaker, Dallas, Texas, April 2011
  • The Oakland County District Judges Association and The Michigan Court Officers, Deputy Sheriffs and Process Servers Association semi-annual conference, Speaker, Bay City, Michigan, April 2010
  • Wayne State University School of Law's "From Backpacks to Brief Cases," Panelist, 2010

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