Michelle’s down-to-earth demeanor and can-do attitude immediately puts her clients at ease.
With more than a decade of experience in the creditors' rights arena, Michelle provides real estate default services to national, regional, and community banks, as well as credit unions and individual investors. When her clients encounter borrowers who default on their real estate secured mortgage loans – and their own efforts to cure loan defaults have failed - they look to her for solutions.
Michelle approaches each case with fresh eyes, and makes a point to be upfront and honest about potential challenges her clients may encounter during the road to recovery. If, for example, title issues are uncovered at any point in the process, she works diligently to resolve them so as not to prolong recovery efforts. She discusses all options with her client before collectively deciding on a strategy, whether it be recovery on defaulted loans or loss mitigation alternatives.
When faced with a problem, Michelle tackles the issue head-on. She once represented a client that was struggling to achieve a desirable outcome in a litigation case. Once the matter had reached the point of litigation, there were very specific steps and requirements that had to be met in order for the case to be resolved. Recognizing that her client was at the mercy of the courts and the mail, Michelle took it upon herself to step away from the office and drive there to ensure the matter was being tended to. Since time was very much of the essence, Michelle’s personal attention to the matter was key to obtaining a favorable resolution for her client.
Michelle spends most of her free time outdoors, being active with her family. She also volunteers as a youth soccer coach.
J.D., Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2007)
B.A., Capital University (2003)