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Lettiere joins Plunkett Cooney's Chicago office


Senior attorney Melissa J. Lettiere recently joined the Chicago office of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms.

A member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Real Estate and Title Insurance Law practice groups, Lettiere represents lenders, commercial and residential real property owners, national title insurance companies and commercial businesses.

Lettiere routinely litigates lien priority disputes, title and mortgage fraud, title and mortgage lien validations, quiet title actions, foreclosures and real estate transaction fraud. She also handles matters involving loss of valuation, subrogation and recovery, as well as disputes that involve breach of contract and declaratory judgment actions related to title insurance coverage determinations.

In addition, she advises clients with respect to drafting and negotiating commercial contracts that include employment, service and vendor agreements, commercial, residential and equipment leases, among others.

Admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Illinois, Lettiere received her law degree from The John Marshall Law School in 2007. She received her undergraduate degree in 2002 from the University of Iowa. Lettiere is a member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2016 Leadership Academy class and the ABA’s Title Insurance Litigation Committee and Appellate Advocacy Committee of the Torts Trial Insurance Practice Section.

Plunkett Cooney's Commercial Litigation Practice Group members represent a range of clients in litigation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution concerning matters that arise while conducting business. Group members have extensive experience in matters involving contract disputes, class action defense, business torts, real estate disputes, business ownership conflicts, bankruptcy, antitrust claims, corporate compliance issues, tax and finance, commercial collections, commercial landlord tenant issues, civil RICO, ERISA, intellectual property claims and many other areas.

Members of the firm's Real Estate Litigation and Title Insurance Law Practice Group regularly handle banking-, bankruptcy- and construction-related litigation, as well as escrow disputes that involve the phishing and hacking of electronic mail and faxes. They also represent clients in title insurance coverage disputes and claims involving real estate fraud, lien priority, ownership, boundary lines, preemptive rights, adverse possession, access, easements, and other related matters.

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 seven 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 Melissa Lettiere joining Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;