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Plunkett Cooney attorneys author Secured Finance Compendium


Attorneys and staff from Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and most accomplished law firms, recently authored the Michigan Secured Finance Compendium to be published later this year by the Secured Finance Network.

Plunkett Cooney Attorney Kelly Shefferly and Law Librarian Kevin Barry took the lead on the project, which addresses all aspects of secured finance law in Michigan. Partners Douglas C. Bernstein and Patrick Lannen served as compendium editors.

“This was an opportunity for us to work with a respected organization in the secured finance world that heard about us through a client recommendation,” said Bernstein, who serves as Plunkett Cooney’s Business Law Department Leader. “This compendium provides a detailed look at all aspect of secured finance under state law.”

Access to the compendium through the Secured Finance Network is subscription based. Members may click here for details about the network and to access the updated compendium subscription page, which also includes numerous other states.

The Secured Finance Network (formerly the Commercial Finance Association) brings together secured lenders, finance companies, factors, service providers, and others who provide capital throughout the United States.

Plunkett Cooney is one of Michigan’s leading law firms with respect to banking, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. The firm represents numerous local, regional and national lenders in loan originations, loan workouts, acquisition of new banking powers, regulatory/legislative issues and related litigation. The firm also serves as counsel to businesses in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Plunkett Cooney has the distinction of participating in numerous complex and high-profile bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters, including aspects of the historic city of Detroit bankruptcy.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in eight Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s authorship of the Michigan Secured Finance Law Compendium, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;