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Overview

Overview

Rick Kruger is an attorney in our Finance, Insolvency & Reorganization, and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. He has a national practice focusing on both transactional and litigation aspects of bankruptcy law, debtor and creditor rights, workouts, corporate, and financing transactions. His client representations include original equipment manufacturers, borrowers, debtors, secured parties, landlords, purchasers, sellers, receivers, avoidance defendants, and unsecured creditors’ committees. His strategy and expertise span across a diverse list of industries and business sectors, providing creative solutions in all facets of these complex transactions.

 

 

Education & Admissions

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law
    J.D.
    With honors
  • Michigan State University
    B.A.

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Significant Matters

Significant Matters

  • General corporate counsel for SET Enterprises, Inc. and related entities
  • Represents Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Represents numerous smaller financial institutions

News

News

Publications

  • In re TOUSA: When Can Indirect Benefits Constitute Reasonably Equivalent Value in Fraudulent Transfer Actions,” Michigan Business Law Journal (2013)
  • Case Analysis: Seventh Circuit Holds Kmart Critical Vendor Order Inappropriate, Commercial Law League of America, Bankruptcy Section Newsletter (2004)
  • Michigan’s Judgment Lien Statute: A New Collection Tool for Creditors, Michigan Business Bar Journal (2004)
  • My First Preference Defense-Some Practical Pointers For Attorneys And Accountants, American Bankruptcy Institute Young and New member committee newsletter, Vol 1, No. 3 (2003)
  • Case Analysis: Third Circuit Holds That Creditors’ Committee Does Not Have the Ability to Bring a Pre-Plan Confirmation Fraudulent Transfer Action, Commercial Law League of America, Bankruptcy Section Newsletter (2002)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Opinion Letter for Bankruptcy Lawyers: What You Need to Know Before Issuing a Third-Party Opinion Letter,” American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Spring Meeting, 2019.